Manoel Galvao Neto, MD, MsC, FASGE, IFASBMS
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Manoel Galvao Neto, MD, MsC, FASGE, IFASBMS - Bariatric Surgery

Orlando Health Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute

Address: 89 W. Copeland Drive
1st Floor
Orlando, FL 32806

Call: (321) 843-8900

Fax: (321) 843-8916

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


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Dr. Manoel Galvao Neto is a physician specializing in bariatric and metabolic endoscopy with the Orlando Health Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute. He and his team work with patients to help them lose weight through nonsurgical procedures, minimally invasive surgery and lifestyle changes. His expertise includes:

  • Endobariatric therapy (endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and intragastric balloons)
  • Endoscopic treatment of weight recidivism and insufficient weight loss
  • Endoscopic solutions to bariatric surgery complications
  • Magnetic bowel anastomosis
  • Endoscopic treatment of type 2 diabetes
  • Esophageal motility
  • Clinical trials
  • Surgical and laparoscopic training
  • Teleproctoring and telementoring

Dr. Galvao is the co-creator of bariatric endoscopy, which helps patients lose weight without surgery or scars. He uses unique endoscopic solutions and procedures to help solve bariatric surgery complications that have become the gold standard in the field and helped avoid numerous revisional surgeries.

Dr. Galvao believes in patient-centric care that prioritizes individual needs, preferences and values. He uses active communication and shared decision-making and fosters a partnership to empower patients to manage their health.

Dr. Galvao’s Training

He earned a master's degree in digestive surgery from Sao Paulo University and received his medical training from the Bahiana School of Medicine in Bahia, Brazil. Dr. Galvao completed residencies in digestive surgery and digestive endoscopy at the 9th of July Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil.

About Dr. Galvao

Dr. Galvao is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Association of Bariatric Endoscopy, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Brazilian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Brazilian Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has served on numerous committees and has held many leadership positions in professional organizations.

In 2015, Dr. Galvao was awarded the Surgical Innovator Award by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It marked the first time it was awarded to a medical professional who isn’t American.

Dr. Galvao has been actively involved, often as lead endoscopist, in several groundbreaking clinical trials because of first-time human participation. He participated in a recent US trial using endoscopic suturing, which he helped develop. That led the Food and Drug Administration to approve the method.

Dr. Galvao serves as a journal reviewer for Obesity Surgery, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopic Percutaneous Technologies and Bariatric Times, and he has reviewed hundreds of manuscripts. He has edited four books in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Dr. Galvao has written more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and hundreds of book chapters.

Dr. Galvao’s prolific work in the area of endoluminal surgery includes an ongoing desire to teach medical students and his peers. He has been a course director and faculty member in bariatric endoscopy courses for many medical and surgical societies. Dr. Galvao is a professor of surgery and gastroenterology at Sri Aurobindo Medical College in India. He was a visiting professor at Mayo Clinic and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also was a visiting consultant for the Ministry of Health in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.

Outside of work, Dr. Galvao enjoys running. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Academic Information

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Medical Education

Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health


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