Luis Benavente, MD, FACS

Breast Center, General & Vascular Surgery, Medical & Surgical Weight Loss Center

Practices In: Elkhart, South Bend
Patients Seen: All Ages

I under­stand the effects of being over­weight and spe­cial­ize in the cause, pre­ven­tion, and treat­ment of obe­si­ty. While exer­cise and lifestyle changes help indi­vid­u­als lose weight, I per­form bariatric surgery that has also assist­ed patients with long-term weight loss, their recov­ery from dia­betes, and improve­ments in car­dio­vas­cu­lar risk fac­tors, among oth­er health improvements.

Board Certifications
English, Spanish
Clinical Interests

Min­i­mal­ly inva­sive and Bariatric surgery

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly and cycling in my spare time. 

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons American College of Surgeons American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Eastern Association for the Surgery
Elkhart General Hospital 
Elkhart, Indiana 46514 574-294-2621 Get Directions
RiverPointe Surgery Center
500 Arcade Avenue, #100 Elkhart, Indiana 46514 574-522-9505 Get Directions
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Parkway Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-335-5000 Get Directions
South Bend Clinic SurgiCenter
211 N Eddy St. South Bend, IN 46617 574-237-9366 Get Directions
Unity Physicians Hospital
4455 Edison Lakes Parkway #100 Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-231-6800 Get Directions
Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí School of Medicine, San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico Graduation Date: 2002 Degree: MD
The Mayo Clinic Resident in Surgery
The Methodist Hospital Advanced Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery


Abdominal Surgery, Appendectomy, Bariatric Surgery, Benign Skin Excision/Skin Lesions, Breast Surgery, Carcinoid Tumor Removal, Cholecystectomy / Gall Bladder Surgery, Colon Surgery, Colostomy Revision/Reversal, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastric Bypass, General Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Lumps/Bumps/Cysts/Lipomas, Malignant Skin Excision/Skin Lesions, Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Muscle Biopsy, PD Cath, Port Placements, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Spleen Surgery, Stomach Surgery, Surgical Oncology


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