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Weight Loss Surgery – Find A Physician

More so than almost any other operation, the decision to have bariatric surgery requires a huge amount of trust between you and your physician. We understand that, and are proud to introduce you to our board-certified weight loss surgery team:

Search our database of physicians by specialty, location or name to find the one that meets your behavioral health needs.


Ashraf A. Hilmy, M.D., FACS, FACHE, MBA  

  • Medical Director, VBMC Surgical Weight Loss Program Bariatric Surgeon
  • Attending Physician, VBMC-Harlingen
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society for Bariatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Society of General Surgeons
Dr. Carlos Barba

Carlos Barba, M.D., FRCSC, FACS

  • Medical Director, VMBC-Brownsville Surgical and Medical Weight Loss Program 
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Board Certified, General Surgery
  • Board Certified Critical Care Surgery
  • Member, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hilmy, or to find out more about our weight loss surgery program in Harlingen, contact Program Director Dawn Rodriguez by email, or at (956) 389-6896.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Barba, or to find out more about our weight loss surgery program in Brownsville, contact Program Director Marcela Montemayor by email, or at (956) 698-5220.

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Physicians are members of the medical staff at one or more of Valley Baptist Health System affiliated hospitals. However, some of these physicians are independent contractors who are neither employees nor agents of those hospitals or of Valley Baptist Health System, as a result, none of these hospitals nor Valley Baptist Health System is responsible for the acts of these physicians in their private medical practices.