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Giving patients the chance to lead fuller, healthier lives.
Sharp Chula Vista's Weight-Loss Surgery Program incorporates a team approach focused on the physical and emotional health and comfort of the patient. The team, which includes surgeons, case managers, a dietician and a patient navigator — peer advisor who has already been through the surgery — works together from the first consultation through postoperative support.
Sharp Chula Vista’s team has extensive expertise in the challenges related to clinical obesity which includes but are not limited to nutrition, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, bone and joint problems, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, respiratory and other potential concerns.
Hugo Barrera, MD, medical director, Sharp Chula Vista Weight-Loss Surgery Program. Dr. Barrera is board-certified in general surgery and is highly trained in performing the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band® procedures. He is fluent in Spanish and English and is also part of Sharp Chula Vista's Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program, which uses bloodless techniques to avoid the need for blood transfusions during treatment.
Dr. Barrera attended University of Maryland School of Medicine and served his residency and internship at the University of California San Diego Medical Center. He is dedicated to giving patients the change to live fuller, healthier lives and understands that obesity is a serious disease — not a lack of willpower.
Francisco Hernandez, MD, medical director, Sharp Chula Vista Weight-Loss Surgery Program. Dr. Barrera is a highly trained, board-certified surgeon. He performs both the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Lap-Band® procedures. Dr. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and English and is also part of Sharp Chula Vista's Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program.
Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and performed his internship and residency at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He recognizes obesity as a disease and not a self-control issue. Dr. Hernandez is committed to helping each patient to live a long and healthy life.
For More Information
Learn more about Sharp Chula Vista’s Weight-Loss Surgery Program by attending a free information session. To register, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or register online at Sharp's weight-loss surgery seminar.
1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
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