Altamonte Springs Bariatric Surgeon
106 Boston Ave, Suite 209
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701 US
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My Health Matters!!

After 3 years of contemplating this surgery and trying desperately to lose weight on my own, I finally realized I need help and have decided this is the best route for me. I'm nervous, excited, anxious and happy...all in one!! More than anything, I'm prayerful that my surgery will go well! Thankful! Happy to say that my surgery went very well on 12/8 and I'm already down 9 lbs today (12/12)...

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

No Regrets! - Altamonte Springs, FL

In my late forties, I had struggled with my weight since the age of 26, when I had to have an emergency hysterectomy and my metabolism took a dive. I had tried everything from Weight Watchers to Nutri System and everything in between, but could never get effective results. A co worker at my job told me about the sleeve gastrectomy and I could see with my own eyes how well he was doing with his...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

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Dr. Beltre has hospital affiliations at Florida Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Health Central.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Howard University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center
    Residency: General Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center

Treatments offered at Center for Metabolic Obesity & Surgery

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Realistically, after getting the gastric sleeve, how many pounds will be dropped by 4 weeks post surgery?

Traditionally, sleeve patients lose 20 to 30 pounds the first month after surgery. There after, weight loss is about 8 to 12 pounds per month. Factors... READ MORE

Hair loss after gastric sleeve?

About 40% of sleeve and bypass patients can have temporary hair loss. This tends to occur the first 4 to 6 months after the surgery. There are some... READ MORE

I am 5'4", 190 lbs. About how much weight will I lose if I get the Gastric Sleeve?

Your BMI is 33.  Insurance will not cover the procedure.  You will have to pay out of pocket.  To answer your question, the average weight loss the fi... READ MORE

Need a revision. Should it be sleeve or roux en y? (Photo)

Either a sleeve or gastric bypass will work. For some one with a low BMI such as your self, the sleeve may be a good option. The sleeve is a low risk... READ MORE

Should the Lapband and or the port be removed? Can only the port be removed? What is wait time to do another band or port?

If there is confirmed infection around the port, then it should be removed. If there is nothing wrong with the band, the band does not need to come... READ MORE

Is it true that gastric bypass surgery has been proven to improve or even cure Hashimoto's disease over time?

I have heard of cases where it has improve Hashimoto’s.However, I have never heard of a case where it cured it.Hashimoto’s is an inflammatory sta... READ MORE

I'm 31, height 158cm, weight 84.5kg, female, current BMI 33.85. What metabolic procedure will keep this weight off in my case?

Despite your low BMI, if you have type two diabetes, your best option is the gastric bypass.  The RY gastric bypass is better at treating type 2 ... READ MORE

28 - Female w/ PCOS - Am I a good candidate for VSG? (Photo)

Yes, based on BMI you are a good candidate assuming you do not suffer with severe acid reflux or Barrett's esophagitis.  The sleeve is a good ... READ MORE

Do I qualify for vertical sleeve gastrectomy and is it covered by my insurance?

The gastric sleeve is an excellent choice for you.  You are young and have a relatively low BMI.  As long as you continue to eat healthy and e... READ MORE

Lapband problems? Episode/vomiting food w/ black stuff, then vomiting black phlegm. Lasted 6 hours, vomited 10 times/more.

You should have your x rays read by a bariatric surgeon.  I find that ER docs and even radiologist can miss a band slippage if they are not familiar ... READ MORE

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