GBMC

  1. About Us:

    The Obesity Management Program, as part of the Bariatric Surgery service, is an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes obesity treatment programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonsrate a track record of positive outcomes in bariatric surgery. The program offers both medical and surgical approaches to weight loss, with the two most common surgical procedures being Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding. 

    GBMC offers an extensive multidisciplinary team approach to caring for bariatric patients based on criteria established by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to a specially trained clinical staff of surgeons, operating room nurses, nurse practitioners and nutritionists, the program offers access to exercise and wellness programs, extensive patient education via pre- and post-operative support groups, psychiatric consultation, pulmonary consultation and sleep studies.
    Our Center

    The Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC is a surgical weight loss program located in Towson, MD. Its physicians specialize in weight loss surgery for morbidly obese patients, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients. The program offers outstanding patient results through a full range of surgical weight loss options.

    Mission and Goals:

    It is the program's primary goal to provide patients with the necessary tools to lead to healthier lives and achieve long-term weight loss success.

    Center of Excellence

    GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program is the oldest recognized American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Center of Excellence in the Metropolitan Baltimore area. The Center of Excellence designation was recertified in April 2009. The Center of Excellence designation recognizes obesity management programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonstrate outstanding track records of positive patient results.

    The program's Commitment to Excellence is demonstrated by its:

    Patient outcomes.

    Compliance with the ASMBS guidelines for the "Center of Excellence"

    Open communication between patient and COMP staff

    Continuing education/training for our surgeons and staff on the latest bariatric procedures and prevention of long-term nutritional deficiencies.

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  2. da Vinci Robotic Surgery Treatment

    The da Vinci Surgical System incorporates the latest advances in robotics and computer technology and provides physicians with a sophisticated new surgical tool for treating head and neck patients. This new, minimally invasive, robotic surgical approach, Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is used for surgical procedures to treat benign and malignant tumors in adults.

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  3. Ray Gervacio F. Blanco, MD, FACS

    Assistant Professor
    Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

    Dr. Blanco earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Thomas, completed his residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is dedicated to the care of head and neck patients with benign and malignant tumors. His special interests include salivary gland tumors, parathyroid gland tumors, cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, cervical esophagus, thyroid, sinuses, head and neck skin malignancy and skull base. Other special interests are organ sparing surgeries, laryngeal preservation surgery (supracricoid laryngectomy). Dr. Blanco is actively involved in the research on the use of Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for minimally invasive head and neck surgery.

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  4. About Us:

    The Obesity Management Program, as part of the Bariatric Surgery service, is an American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a designation that recognizes obesity treatment programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonsrate a track record of positive outcomes in bariatric surgery. The program offers both medical and surgical approaches to weight loss, with the two most common surgical procedures being Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding. 

    GBMC offers an extensive multidisciplinary team approach to caring for bariatric patients based on criteria established by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to a specially trained clinical staff of surgeons, operating room nurses, nurse practitioners and nutritionists, the program offers access to exercise and wellness programs, extensive patient education via pre- and post-operative support groups, psychiatric consultation, pulmonary consultation and sleep studies.
    Our Center

    The Comprehensive Obesity Management Program at GBMC is a surgical weight loss program located in Towson, MD. Its physicians specialize in weight loss surgery for morbidly obese patients, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients. The program offers outstanding patient results through a full range of surgical weight loss options.

    Mission and Goals:

    It is the program's primary goal to provide patients with the necessary tools to lead to healthier lives and achieve long-term weight loss success.

    Center of Excellence

    GBMC's Comprehensive Obesity Management Program is the oldest recognized American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Center of Excellence in the Metropolitan Baltimore area. The Center of Excellence designation was recertified in April 2009. The Center of Excellence designation recognizes obesity management programs that are comprehensive in nature and demonstrate outstanding track records of positive patient results.

    The program's Commitment to Excellence is demonstrated by its:

    Patient outcomes.

    Compliance with the ASMBS guidelines for the "Center of Excellence"

    Open communication between patient and COMP staff

    Continuing education/training for our surgeons and staff on the latest bariatric procedures and prevention of long-term nutritional deficiencies.

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  5. Greater Baltimore Medical Associates
    Internal Medicine Residency
    Primary Care Practice

    6565 North Charles Street
    Suite 203
    Baltimore, MD 21204

    443-849-3760

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The 281-bed medical center (acute and sub-acute care) is located on a beautiful suburban campus and handles more than 26,700 inpatient cases and approximately 60,000 emergency room visits annually. To learn more, please watch our videos or visit us at:


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The 281-bed medical center (acute and sub-acute care) is located on a beautiful suburban campus and handles more than 26,700 inpatient cases and approximately 60,000 emergency room visits annually. To learn more, please watch our videos or visit us at: gbmc.org or call 443.849.GBMC.

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