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Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes bariatric surgeon Marlon Pastrana, M.D.

October 21, 2019

Marlon Pastrana, M.D., head shotMIAMI – October 21, 2019 — Bariatric surgeon Marlon Pastrana, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Pastrana specializes in weight-loss surgery that can reduce a patient’s risk of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, severe sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He performs such procedures as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. He has unique training and expertise in minimally invasive techniques that result in reduced pain and faster recovery times for patients.

Dr. Pastrana earned his medical degree at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Netherlands Antilles. He completed two general surgery residencies at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, both in Philadelphia, Pa. He also is fellowship trained in bariatric surgery, completing this comprehensive training at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, Pa. Dr. Pastrana is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Pastrana to Baptist Health Medical Group,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “He brings extensive experience and expertise in the field of bariatric and general surgery and has a drive and passion for helping patients live happier, healthier lives.”

Dr. Pastrana is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital and will see patients at three Miami locations: 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 601W; 6200 SW 72 Street, Suite 502; and 7800 SW 87 Avenue.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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