Santiago Horgan, MD
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Dr. Santiago Horgan is an internationally recognized expert in esophageal disease, bariatric surgery, and new technologies for minimally invasive approaches for surgery, which provide patients with a faster recovery and less scarring than open surgical methods. He performs a variety of weight-loss procedures, including gastric sleeve, gastric plication, gastric bypass, and revisional weight-loss surgeries, and was among the first surgeons to be trained in the use of the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding system. Dr. Horgan is skilled in the use of surgical robotics including the da Vinci system, which enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through small incisions, and has trained other surgeons across the country on minimally invasive surgical techniques. As the director of the Center for the Future of Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Horgan is working with colleagues to investigate, develop, test and teach procedures that are revolutionizing the field of surgery.