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Selecting your physician for Laser Lipolysis is a critically important task and one that should be taken seriously. That’s why every medical treatment at Soluna MD is accompanied by a complementary patient consultation. We understand the necessity for safety and efficacy and employ the highest level of medical integrity in our practice. Soluna MD has been recognized as a leader in medical and cosmetic treatments and a national trainer for SmartLipo Laser Lipolysis fat reduction. Our commitment to medical excellence and patient satisfaction is unparalled. You need to look no further than Soluna MD.

MEET OUR STAFF

John W. Chang, MD
General and Cosmetic Surgeon
John W. Chang is a general and cosmetic surgeon with extensive and varied medical training, a notable education and an unwavering commitment to excellence. He is passionate and dedicated to his profession, continuously mastering new advancements in technology, treatments and procedures; this knowledge is passed on to the benefit of each patient. Equally, patient safety, care and satisfaction are Chang’s priorities.
Having successfully performed thousands of general and cosmetic surgery procedures throughout his career, Chang has helped cement the center’s position as one of the most respected, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and weight-management facilities in South Florida, with a loyal patient-client following from the U.S., Latin America and Europe. As a surgeon with broad training in trauma, general, venous and cosmetic surgery, Chang draws upon his wide-ranging surgical experience to guide him in making sound medical decisions for his cosmetic surgery patients and places great emphasis on preparedness — regardless of how simple the procedure. “A good surgeon is always prepared for anything, and the proof that a surgeon makes this a rule of practice is evident in the finest details of their work and exemplary end-results,” says Chang. Read more about Dr. Chang

 

Eric Valladares, MD
LAP-BAND Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. Eric Valladares is a Board Certified General Surgeon and fellowship trained in Baritric Surgery. He was first trained in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the LAP BAND in 2004.
He is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Larkin Community Hospital.
Dr. Valladares was raised in Miami and South Florida. He is now living his dream of helping those in his community live happier and healthy lives through surgical weight loss. Dr. Valladares is known for his caring and down to earth nature that helps patients achieve long-term success. He is fluent in both Spanish and English. Read more about Dr. Eric Valladares

 

Leilani Lockwood, RN
Registered Nurse / Sclerotherapist
Has been with Soluna MD for a year. Performs Sclerotherapy treatments.

Sherry Pitargue, RN
Registered Nurse / Sclerotherapist
Six years of experience. Has been with Soluna MD for a year. Performs Sclerotherapy, Botox and Fillers. Also assists Dr. Chang during training.

Linda Alamo
Operations Manager / Surgical Coordinator / Licensed Aesthetician
Operations manager, surgical coordinator and licensed esthetician. Thirteen years of experience. Has been with Soluna MD for six years.

Caty Padilla
Patient Care Coordinator
Has been with Soluna MD for 5 years.

 

Soluna MD Cosmetic Surgery Institute Miami FL
Coral Gables. The Village of Merrick Park 4251 Salzedo St Ste 1330 Coral GablesFL33146 USA 
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