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Surgeons Juan-Carlos Verdeja, Jorge Rabaza, and Anthony Gonzalez join Baptist Health Medical Group

Baptist Health Medical Group has expanded to more than 80 physicians in multiple specialties with the addition of surgeons Juan-Carlos Verdeja, Jorge Rabaza, and Anthony Gonzalez. They are specialists in minimally invasive surgeries and have completed nearly 2,000 gastric bypass surgeries between them. They also have performed minimally invasive cholecystectomy, hernia repair, appendectomy, intestinal surgery and other procedures. All three physicians are graduates of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed internships and residencies at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Juan Carlos Verdeja Dr. Verdeja is the founding president of the medical staff at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is director of minimally invasive surgery at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine and also is a clinical associate professor in the department of surgery. Additionallly, he is chief of surgery at South Miami Hospital and a clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He also has co-authored a scientific paper on laparoscopic colon surgery and is recognized as a pioneer in advanced laparscopic surgical techniques.

 

Jorge Rabaza Dr. Rabaza, a former president of the medical staff at South Miami Hospital, was one of the first bariatric surgeons in Miami-Dade County. He specializes in hernia surgery. He is a voluntary assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

 

 

 

Anthony Gonzalez Dr. Gonzalez is chief of surgery at Baptist Hospital and medical director of bariatric services for Baptist Health. He performed the first robotic single incision lap-band placement in the United States. He is a voluntary assistant professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine.

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