Bariatric Surgery | Male | 38 years old
1511 SW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
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Juan C. Gutierrez, M.D., serves as a bariatric and general surgeon in the surgical department at Munroe Regional Medical Center. A native of upstate New York, Dr. Gutierrez earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Gutierrez spent several years as a general surgeon in private practice in North Miami before electing to pursue additional surgical training. He completed a bariatric and advanced minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Gutierrez specializes in minimally invasive approaches to both bariatric and general surgical procedures. He is also a certified robotic surgeon and utilizes the da Vinci Surgical System in select cases. Bariatric procedures performed include sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and duodenal switch – all performed using laparoscopic or robotic techniques when possible. Dr. Gutierrez also performs diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, and will soon be offering the intragastric balloon as a temporary, non-permanent weight-loss option at MRMC. In addition to bariatric surgery, he also performs a broad range of general surgical procedures, including removal of skin lesions and masses, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, breast surgery, abdominal surgery, hernia repairs, and colon/rectal surgery.
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Dr. Gutierrez has received 1 sanction
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Dr. Gutierrez has 1 board action
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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