Ocala General Surgeon
4600 SW 46th Court, Suite 220
Ocala, Florida 34474 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Caban has hospital affiliations at West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
    Medical: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery, UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Treatments offered at Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Ocala, PLLC

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How quickly can you begin exercise after balloon insertion?

I usually recommend after the 1st week. During the first week your job is to stay hydrated. Most patients get nausea or vomiting in the first few days... READ MORE

How much is the cost approximately?

Every institution is different but expect to pay around 8,000 dollars. In most cases the price includes the balloon, placement, removal and 6 months... READ MORE

How would someone know if the balloon deflates while it is in their stomach?

Not every surgeon uses blue dye on the balloon so you won't see any changes on the urine. The classic symptoms are weight regained, loss of full... READ MORE

I can see my gastric balloon in my upper stomach clearly after weight loss. Is this normal?

Congrats on your current success. It is very normal to see the protrusion of the balloon through the abd wall specially after weight loss READ MORE

Im scheduled for lipo, and want to lose weight. Is it a good idea to also get the intragastric balloon? (Photo)

I don't see why u couldn't have a balloon. I do recommend that you loose the weight before the liposu READ MORE

Can I receive a gastric sleeve with a colostomy and I also have SLE Lupus?

Yes u can. I recently did a lap sleeve on a pt with SLE and urostomy. She is doing great. Make sure your surgeon will do it lap, otherwise get a... READ MORE

How is the Orbera intragastric balloon removed?

The gastric balloon is removed endoscopically. In some institutions is done under general anesthesia, in others under sedation. It is recommended to... READ MORE

I had a slipped Lap band that had to be removed. Could I get a ORBERA Balloon?

Currently the biggest contraindication to gastric balloon placement is prior gastric surgery of any kind. READ MORE

I need to lose 80 lbs with a BMI of 39, is the Gastric Balloon a good option? I ask this, as I am not wanting to do the sleeve?

Losing 80 lbs with the balloon is possible if you put significant effort. If you do the minimal work those 8K dollars wont give you 80 lbs of weight... READ MORE

Do you need a BMI over 30 to qualify for the gastric balloon, or for any bariatric procedure for that matter?

The FDA "recommendation" is BMI 30-40 for the gastric balloon. This procedure can still be done for lower BMI but it will be consider "off label" use.... READ MORE

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