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Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery

Ivanesa L. Pardo, MD, FACS, is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, specializing in surgical treatments of obesity through minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

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Advanced Robotic Surgery: Transforming Hernia Repair

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
June 15, 2021

The muscles of the abdominal wall —the core muscles— wrap in strong layers around the body’s midsection. These vital muscles…

The Many Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
January 07, 2021

Obesity is quickly becoming a worldwide health crisis. One recent study suggests that it may soon surpass world hunger as…

Bariatric Surgery: More Than Weight Loss

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
July 16, 2020

Some people still think of bariatric surgery solely as weight-loss surgery. But the benefits extend far beyond a leaner body….

Hernias: How they occur, how they can be repaired

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
October 10, 2017

Men or women can develop hernias. When they do, an organ or tissue can squeeze through a weak spot in…

Will I encounter digestive problems after gastric bypass?

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
June 15, 2017

The headlines may sound alarming: “Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues.” “After gastric bypass surgery, many experience eating…

3 precautions to take if you choose to travel for weight loss surgery

by Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery
May 08, 2017

It’s difficult to pin down the exact number of people who travel abroad to access medical services, but the Centers…