Dr. Mariano Palermo is a Consultant Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgeon and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He specialises in the field of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is the current Coordinator of Bariatric Surgery at Centro CIEN – DIAGNOMED in Buienos Aires, Argentina and leads the bariatric multidisciplinary group focused on the treatment of the obese patient. He performs primary and revisional bariatric surgery and also manages complications after bariatric surgery, using percutaneous and image guided approaches.

He graduated from the School of Medicine at Buenos Aires University followed by surgical training in Buenos Aires and then postdoctoral research training in the USA under the supervisión of Professor Michel Gagner.

He is the author of 5 books, including "Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Novel techniques, Extending the limits" edited with Professors Michel Gagner and Mariano Giménez. He has presented/contributed to more than 250 presentations nationally and internationally, has authored more than 40 book chapters and has 32 papers indexed in PubMed.

He is a Member of the editorial board of many national and international journals and has coordinated many courses and congresses nationally and internationally.

Dr. Palermo is the current President of ICYLS (International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons) and is a member of many national and international societies including the American College of Surgeons.