Isaías Alarcón del Agua

Position: Surgeon
Medical speciality: General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Obesity Surgery

Bachelor's degree in Medicine from the University of Seville and Doctorate in Medicine with Cum Laude honors. After completing specialized training in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, he developed his professional career at Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío and Quirón Sagrado Corazón Hospital. From the very start of his career, he has been particularly dedicated to minimally invasive surgery as can be seen in his multiple publications on the topic in the most prestigious journals in this field, his book chapters, and talks and presentations at conferences both nationally and internationally.

His primary professional and scientific focus is bariatric surgery and he is a member of the Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío Bariatric Surgery Unit. Scientifically, in recent years he has collaborated on multiple articles published in leading international journals specializing in bariatric surgery (Obesity Surgery and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases). He has also sat on various expert committees for the creation of multiple guidelines for bariatric surgery management.

In the teaching field, his commitment to and participation in multiple training courses is worthy of mention, both for residents and at a specialized level in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.

  • Professional experience:

    • General and Gastrointestinal Surgery Service at Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón Hospital in Seville.
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery Innovation Unit, Esophageal-Gastric Surgery and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery within the Surgery Department at Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío in Seville.
    • General and Digestive Surgery Department at the Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar in Cádiz.
  • Membership in Scientific Societies:

    • Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC).
    • Member of the Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery (SECO).
    • Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).
  • Research and teaching:

    Teaching activity:

    • Master's in Laparoscopic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery (2019).
    • IV Clinical Immersion Course on Bariatric Surgery (2019).
    • X Basic training course on Laparoscopic Surgery for General and Gastrointestinal Surgical Residents (2019).
    • XVII Course on Esophageal-Gastric Surgery for 4th- and 5th-year Residents (2019).
    • XXXVII Course on Recent Advances in Surgery (2018).
    • XXXVI Course on Recent Advances in Surgery (2017).
    • XXXV Course on Recent Advances in Surgery (2016).
    • II International Course on Minimally Invasive Abdominal Wall Surgery (2016).
    • Minimally Invasive Revision Surgery (2017).
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery in Surgery for Morbid Obesity (2014).
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery in Revision Surgery (2015).
    • III Clinical Immersion Course on Bariatric Surgery (2018).
    • II Clinical Immersion Course on Bariatric Surgery (2017).
    • Clinical Immersion Course on Bariatric Surgery (2015).
    • XV Course on Esophageal-Gastric Surgery for 4th- and 5th-year Residents (2017).
    • VIII Basic Training Course on Laparoscopic Surgery for General and Gastrointestinal Surgical Residents (2017).
    • XIV Course on Esophageal-Gastric Surgery for 4th- and 5th-year Residents (2016).
    • XIII Course on Esophageal-Gastric Surgery for 4th- and 5th-year Residents (2015).
    • VII Basic Training Course on Laparoscopic Surgery for General and Gastrointestinal Surgical Residents (2017).
    • I Course on Emergency Surgery for Residents (2018).

    Expert Committees:

    • Clinical Practice Guidelines of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) on Bariatric Surgery: Update 2020 Endorsed by IFSO-EC, EASO and ESPCOP. Surgical Endoscopy. 07/04/2020.
    • A Spanish Society Joint SECO and SEEDO Approach to the Post-operative Management of the Patients Undergoing Surgery for Obesity. Obesity Surgery. 12 - 29, pp. 3842 - 3853. 01/12/2019.
    • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Consensus Statement on Single-Incision Endoscopic Surgery. 4 - 33, pp. 996 - 1019. 01/04/2019.

    Research:

    • More than 100 publications in journals, courses, and national and international conferences.
    • Director of multiple doctoral theses at the University of Seville.
    • Publication of numerous books and book chapters both nationally and internationally.
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