The SALLET INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA SALLET) was created in 1999 by its director, José Afonso Sallet, MD, and has been providing since then high-quality care to its patients in the clinical and surgical treatment for obesity, metabolic diseases and disorders of the digestive tract. Eighteen years later, it counts more than 11,000 bariatric and metabolic surgical procedures performed by laparoscopy.

Its multidisciplinary team is composed of specialized professionals from the areas of Surgery, Gastroenterology, Clinical Nutrition, Nutrology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Nursing and Physical Preparation. Aiming an efficient caring for patients and their families, all specialists work as a team offering a personalized service that performs systematic monitoring of results, in all phases of the process (pre-, peri- and post-operative).

The INSTITUTE is in a privileged area in São Paulo city, SP, close to hotel networks, taxi and subway stops, and in front of Shopping Vila Olímpia. The building has rotating valet service, which provides security, speed, and ease.

Our team also provides assistance in partnership in the Zona Leste of São Paulo City, SP, and in the central region of the State Capital (Higienópolis and Santa Cecília) as well as in Campinas, SP, at the Hospital and Maternity Madre Theodora (Hospital e Maternidade Madre Theodora).

José Afonso Sallet, M.D. was awarded the title of Surgeon of Excellence in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. This is a certification from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC®), a demanding international committee engaged in advancing the safety, efficacy, and efficiency of surgical care worldwide.

In addition to this important certification, Dr. Sallet is a titular member of several International Societies related to Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, among them the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

He has published 03 books about Endoluminal Therapy in the Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, describing all the training work he has developed with surgical teams in Asian countries such as China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia. They are:

1st edition: Balão Intragástrico - Gastroplastia Endoscópica para o Tratamento da Obesidade (Caminho Editorial, 2001).

2nd edition: The Intragastric Balloon – Endoluminal Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity. Guidelines for the Intragastric Balloon (Editora Compacta, 2006).

3rd edition: The Intragastric Balloon – Endoluminal Therapy for the Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disease. Guidelines for the Intragastric Balloon (O Expresso Gráfica e Editora, 2009).

He is also the author of several scientific papers published in national and international indexed journals and collaborator in several chapters of books of the specialty.

Our staff will be glad to welcome you. Here you will find the care you seek, combined with medical safety, new technology, and specialists in constant improvements at the same address.

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