Dr. Ramiro “Sonny” Cavazos received advanced fellowship training in weight loss surgery at the prestigious Wittgrove Bariatric Center under the guidance of world-renowned surgeon and past president of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Alan Wittgrove of San Diego, California. Dr. Cavazos is now the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. He has broad experience in laparoscopic surgery and extensive operating room technical expertise for bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding (Lap-Band®), sleeve gastrectomy, revisional bariatric procedures, and gastric plication. Dr. Cavazos has performed thousands of bariatric surgery procedures since 2005 and has received numerous awards for his work in bariatric surgery. Dr. Cavazos grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His residency in general surgery was completed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He then began fellowship training at Scripps Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Cavazos is a board certified surgeon with the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Cavazos enjoys skiing, fishing, college football, and other sports. He currently resides in San Antonio with FOUR women (his lovely wife and three daughters).
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