Natan Zundel, MD
  • Bariatric Battles: The Debate
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Beach, FL USA


Dr. Zundel has extensive experience with Minimally Invasive and bariatric surgical procedures.He is an active member of the following societies, serving on various committees and executive boards: ACS, ASMBS, SAGES, IFSO, IFSES, FELAC, ABE, ASGE,ALACE of which he was also a former President.Amazingly, Dr. Zundel has served as a Founder, Active or/and Honorary member of Surgical, Laparoscopic and/or Bariatric Societies in 41 Countries around the world. In addition to being a world class educator in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery, Dr. Zundel has also been a leader. He was the President of several international surgical societies and meetings including the World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (2012), International Federation for Obesity Surgery(IFSO) (2015-2016), the Latin-American chapter of IFSO (2013-2015), and the VI IFSO LAC Congress in Los Cabos, Mexico, (July 8-11,2015). He currently serves as the Secretary/ Treasurer for the ACS South Florida Chapter. He will start his period as ACS SF Chapter Governor in October 2017. Dr Zundel was elected Executive Director of FELAC on March 2017, a Federation that comprises around Thirty Thousand-General Surgeons from Latin America for the next 4 years.Dr. Zundel has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, books chapters, and other educational platforms. He is Editor of or Co-Editor of 6 Books. He currently serves on several editorial boards including: Bariatric Times, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD), Obesity Surgery, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Percutaneous Techniques, Surgical Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care in the US, along with 6 other international publications. He is an Ad-hoc reviewer for JACS, World Journal of Surgery, and Annals of Surgery.Dr Zundel or his research has received more than 19 awards both nationally and internationally. He also received the SAGES International Ambassador Award in 2015.Dr. Zundel was awarded the academic rank of Professor of Surgery at various universities in 4 different Countries. He holds active Medical Licenses in Colombia and the United States (Florida, New York and Pennsylvania ).