Due to high volumes, wait times for our Immediate Care Center may be longer than expected. Please check back for updates. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Immediate Care Center- Effective Nov. 11, 2021 our Main Campus location will be closed until further notice.  Please visit our Day Rd location (301 E. Day Rd., Mishawaka, 46545) for Immediate Care needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Dr. Luis Benavente is fellowship-trained in bariatric surgery, offering a wide range of surgical procedures for the treatment of obesity. He works with patients to assess which option is best based on their unique health risks. Dr. Benavente partners with the bariatric team and resources at Elkhart General Hospital.

Dr. Benavente understands the effects of being overweight and specializes in the cause, prevention and treatment of obesity.  While exercise and lifestyle changes help individuals lose weight, Dr. Benavente’s bariatric surgery has assisted their long-term weight loss, as well as recovery from diabetes, and improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, among other health improvements.

Dr. Benavente is with General & Vascular Surgery at University Commons.

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Education & Training

Medical Education
Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, School of Medicine, San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico

Residency: The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX


  • Elkhart General Hospital
  • Riverpoint Surgery Center
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center of Mishawaka
  • Unity Physicians Hospital
  • South Bend Clinic Surgery Center

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