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Dr. Roberto Rumbaut

Lap Band Surgeon - Mexico

Roberto Rumbaut - one of the most experienced lap band surgeon in Mexico and in all of the Americas

Dr. Roberto Rumbaut is one of the most experienced lap band surgeon in Mexico and in all of the Americas. He has been an open bariatric surgeon since 1993. and a laparoscopic bariatric surgeon since 1994. Dr. Roberto Rumbaut became a pioneer lap band surgeon when he left Mexico in 1996 to study at the University of Padova in Italy with bariatric surgeon Dr. Franco Favretti. Under the direction of Dr. Favretti, who innovated and standardized the surgical technique for lap band surgery, Dr. Rumbaut developed his skills as a lap band surgeon. Upon his return to Monterrey, Mexico, he went on to specialize in the lap band procedure. He has now performed over 4,300 lap band surgeries, more than any other bariatric surgeon in the western hemisphere.

In addition to his busy practice at the Obesity Surgery Center in Monterrey, Dr. Rumbaut participates in bariatric surgery workshops in Mexico and around the world on a regular basis. He has trained hundreds of surgeons in laparoscopic LAPBAND® placement throughout Latin America and the United States, including his own selected lap band surgery team in Monterrey, Mexico. As a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Bioenterics® LAP-BAND® System, he is part of an exclusive bariatric surgeon community approved to train and proctor lap band surgeons in the United States. Dr. Roberto Rumbaut has also served as an expert health consultant for INAMED Health on many occasions.

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• Dr. Rumbaut has performed over 4300 Lap-band surgeries since 1996
• Graduated with Honors from Escuela de Medicina, Ignacio Santos, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico in 1988
• 1988-1993 General Surgery Residency at San Jose Hospital ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico
• Chief resident at HSJ-ITESM 1993
• 1993 General Surgery Board Certification
• Performed Open Bariatric surgery as early as 1993
• Performed Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery as early as June 1994
• 1994 Member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
• 1995 Member of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity
• 1995 Professor of surgery at Escuela de Medicina Ignacio Santos
• 1996 Received personal tutorial training with Dr. Franco Favretti at the University of Padova, Italy, in bariatric surgery by laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
• 1996 Member of the International Federation of Surgery for Obesity
• President of the Mexican Obesity Surgery Society 2003-2004
• Dr. Rumbaut has been selected to serve as one of only twelve member surgeons on the Council for Advances in Bariatrics. He is part of the Medical Advisory Committee for Bioenterics Lap-Band System and is one of the surgeons approved for training and proctorship of other surgeons in the United States


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