Moises Jacobs, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Moises Jacobs, M.D., FACS graduated from the University of Miami Medical School in 1979 and finished his general surgery residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1984.
Dr Jacobs is world renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopy and has taught and mentored hundreds of surgeons throughout the world. He has published several research articles, two textbooks and has been awarded several Unites States patents for his innovative surgical instruments.
Dr. Jacobs has been named honorary member of many surgical societies throughout the world, and has received several awards for his distinguished and pioneering role in laparoscopic surgery. He has been performing advanced laparoscopic procedures since 1990 and is credited with accomplishing the first laparoscopic colectomy in 1990.
He began performing laparoscopic bariatric procedures, including laparoscopic gastric bypass, in 1994 and was part of the FDA studies for approval of both lap bands approved in the US.
Since 2005, he has published on his experience with gastric sleeves and has participated in several International Sleeve Gastrectomy Consensus conferences, whose purpose was to offer recommendations that could increase the effectiveness and decrease the morbidity of this popular bariatric procedure.
Most recently, Dr. Jacobs has patented and published a new reversible bariatric clip which mimics the gastric sleeve, but requires no stapling or removal of the stomach. Currently, it is approved in Europe and various other countries throughout the world.
Dr. Jacobs is the Medical Director of the Gastric Sleeve Center at Jackson South Hospital and specializes in bariatric procedures including sleeve gastrectomy and revisional surgery. He also specializes in hiatal hernia repair and other anti-reflux surgery, which he has been performing since 1991 and has also published and presented extensively on the subject.