Considering Bariatric Surgery?
Salvador D. Ramos II, D.O.
Salvador D. Ramos II, D.O., is regarded as one of the finest osteopathic bariatric surgeons in the area and was most recently recruited by Ocala Health to expand their excellence in bariatric health care. Dr. Ramos is dedicated to treating and healing the patient as a whole, rather than focusing on one system or body part.
A scholarship graduate with high honors from Roosevelt University Chicago and the University of Illinois, Dr. Ramos received his doctorate from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Dr. Ramos has the passion and professionalism to successfully assist patients with the latest in weight loss and metabolic surgery, treatment and lifelong recovery. His professional experience spans over 20 years beginning with his service as a combat medical specialist (1983-87) and medical NCO for the United States Army (1987-89) and becoming one of the chief residents of general surgery residency at the 350-bed facility Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He finished a year-long fellowship in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and minimally invasive surgery. His first practice was in the Columbus, Ohio, area at the Bariatric Specialists of Ohio, and he successfully performed hundreds of laparoscopic and open bariatric surgeries as well as general surgical cases. He was then invited to establish the bariatric surgery program at Pikeville Medical Center and became its first medical director. Because of his excellent surgical and clinical outcomes, he was then brought into Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) to lead its center-of-excellence designated bariatric surgery program.
Dr. Ramos is esteemed for his vast skills and impeccable bedside manner. Having learned from top-ranking bariatric preceptors Emma J. Patterson, M.D., Dennis Hong, M.D., and Jay Jan, M.D., Dr. Ramos leads his Ocala, Florida, surgical practice and the ORMC bariatric program with honesty, competence, efficiency and expert care before, during and following bariatric surgical procedures.
A member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Dr. Ramos stays up to date on the best practices and remedies for a variety of surgical issues, especially in the bariatric surgical field.
Reginald L. Griffin, M.D.
Reginald L. Griffin, M.D., joined Central Florida Surgical Services in October 2013. He was born and raised in Ocala and graduated high school from Ocala Christian Academy. He considers it a blessing to be able to rejoin and serve the Ocala community.
Dr. Griffin is board certified in general surgery and completed his fellowship in advanced minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville.
After completing medical school at Saba University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville.
Internationally, Dr. Griffin has performed a live telecast operation to educate surgeons in India on how to perform single-incision, laparoscopic gastric bypass. He is a member of multiple medical societies, including the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and is committed to educating, improving and expanding the field of weight loss surgery in our community.
Central Florida Surgical Services
3233 SW 33rd Rd., Suite 202, Ocala
(352) 433-2833 bariatricsurgeryocala.com