Meet our hospital

Centro Medico Imbanaco is a private hospital completely equipped with high technology dedicated to the treatment of patients with high complexity health issues. It is located in the southern section of Cali, Colombia and has a human team of specialized and sub-specialized physicians in all the areas of medicine. The hospital counts with modern operating rooms, fully set to practice advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery and surgical procedures of other specialties. The hospital also has several intensive care units, its own blood bank, clinical laboratory, a 24 hour emergency room service, radiology unit, cancer unit, and solid organ transplant service, amongst other.

The buildings are modern with ample rooms and various inside and outside gardens.

Is the obesity clinic prepared to treat patients with extreme obesity?

A specific infrastructure is required when treating very obese patients (with morbid obesity and superobesity) in order to permit a safe operation and a comfortable hospital stay. We have specially designed equipment for obese patients like special bracelets for blood pressure monitoring, a high capacity and precision weight scale (300 kg - 660 lbs), a specially designed surgery table (capacity for 450 kg - 990 lbs), outstanding transportation devices for carrying patients from one bed to another, special surgical equipment and instruments for bariatric surgery, special chairs and wheel chairs, etc.
All this not only allows the patient an easy stay, but permits the surgeon the practice of adequate procedures safely.

Where is Centro Medico Imbanaco located?

Centro Medico Imbanaco is a modern hospital with exceptional high quality technology and human resources to treat the high complexity health needs of the population. It is located in Cali, Colombia, South America. We are three hours away from Miami by plane and thirty minutes from Bogotá.

Centro Medico Imbanaco is located in the southern part of the city, thirty minutes by car from the International airport (Alfonso Bonilla Aragón airport), in a sector with malls, movie theaters, restaurants and stores within walking distance.

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

If you suffer from obesity, these are the benefits that can be achieved through bariatric surgery, and commitment to weight loss:

- Loss of 70% or more of the excess body weight. This loss usually occurs during the first 18 months following surgery.

- Improvement of conditions associated with obesity, including type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and joint problems, among others.

- Eliminate discomfort and body aches which contribute to facilitate mobility

- Improved ability to do physical activity

- Provides a new look that increases self-esteem .

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Dr. José Pablo

Obesity Clinic Chief Surgeon, specialized in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Velez has more than 10 years of experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, he is a pioneer in Colombia in this kind of procedures.

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