The doctor Trino Andrade, recognized for his bariatric surgery procedures that have changed the lives of approximately 3,500 patients, received the IOCIM Award for Medical Success 2019 for the second year in a row thanks to the interventions he has carried out to, according to the Latin American medical community, improve the lifestyle of people with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

After a considerable trajectory as a digestive surgeon, the doctor specialized in the Hospital Das Clínica Sao Paulo Brazil, Currently performs procedures such as metabolic bypass for diabetics, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass for weight loss. These interventions, as Andrade mentions, "achieve excellent results, generating positive comments from all patients."

The patients

These procedures, however complicated they may sound, actually greatly improve the lives of patients. This is guaranteed by the specialist, who mentions that they often even stop taking pills for pressure and diabetes, since they do not get tired easily or inject insulin.

"There is in the world the so-called 'medical tourism', and this is to visit countries that have globally recognized specialists who can perform different procedures that in certain countries are not easily accessible," Andrade explains by mentioning that, within his experience, It has operated people all over the world.

This is the case of Virginia Salihu, now 50, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Her weight was 84 kilos, she was almost 25 kilos more for her height of 1 meter and 58 centimeters. I was sick and often had urinary infections. On a daily basis, she was taking at least 10 medications and felt too tired to leave her home in Freiburg, Switzerland.

At the end of 2018, Salihu saw on Facebook an advertisement about bariatric surgery and its positive effect on overweight patients and diabetes. "It seemed like a lie," he recalls. After three months, he decides to write to Trino Andrade, and in mid-April, Salihu travels to Guayaquil to perform a metabolic bypass for diabetics.

After the operation, for almost an hour and a successful postoperative period, after not presenting any complications, he returns to Switzerland. In the last four months, she managed to lose 25 kilos, her blood sugar levels regularize, she no longer feels tired and has left her medications. “Now I go for a walk with my dog, I exercise daily. My GP says it is amazing how my body has responded, ”says Salihu.


For the second consecutive year, Andrade was honored with the recognition of the medical excellence of the International Medical Organization IOCIM, and with the honorable mention of Master in Health Sciences for facing his position with professionalism, leadership and outstanding performance, thus forging the excellence in his branch and the quality of the services he offers to all his patients.

The official delivery ceremony was held this year in Acapulco (Mexico) on August 29, 30 and 31, with the event as host IOCIM Director of Mexico, Dr. Francisco Aguilar Rebolledo, President of the CIMA Clinic, and Rector of the Guízar University of Mexico. This institution, which is composed of doctors of various nationalities with the mission of promoting and disseminating the study, teaching, research, new scientific and technological advances in the medical area, granted Andrade the awards with which they recognized their work in our country and in Latin America.

Andrade says that beyond being an immeasurable achievement in his career, it is also a way to recognize his specialty within the health system in the world, which gives patients a better quality of life.

Path of the surgeon Trino Andrade

  • He is 35 years old as a doctor and digestive surgeon. In 2007, he began performing bariatric surgeries after training in Brazil in the hospital Das Clinic São Paulo Brazil.
  • For two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019, he has been awarded the IOCIM Award (Organization for Training and Medical Research) for his work as a specialist in bariatric surgery in Latin America.
  • Collaboration abroad. Dr. Mario Noé Villafranca, vice president of the National Congress of Honduras, who chairs the Health commission, prepares for a dialogue table to exchange ideas in the fight against diabetes. (P)


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