Dr. 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. He has been performing advanced laparoscopic procedures since 1990 and is credited with performing the first laparoscopic colectomy in 1990. Dr Jacobs is world renowned as a pioneer in laparoscopy and has taught and mentored hundreds of surgeons throughout the world. In addition, he hosts a biannual "minimally invasive" conference where the latest and most innovative surgical techniques in laparoscopic bariatric surgery are presented by the world's experts. Dr. Jacobs has published several research articles and textbooks and has been awarded Unites States patents for his innovative surgical instruments.