About Premier Weight Loss Centers

One of the main differentiating features that you’ll immediately notice about our practice is that starting with the initial free consultation, we are totally dedicated to taking the time necessary to educate our patients not only about the various weight loss procedure options but also we are diligent in helping our patients understand the important post op guidelines which are necessary to achieve the ultimate success after a weight loss procedure is performed.  We provide that comprehensive education and follow up support for our patients from the very beginning to enhance their success with achievement of the ultimate result. Our goal for every patient is to achieve a permanent, normal healthy weight. Our patients experience dramatic improvement in their health and activity level. Effective, long term permanent weight loss often puts an end to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, acid reflux, back and joint pain and even Type II Diabetes.

The important patient guidelines which we provide are the key to success after a weight loss procedure is performed.  These patient guidelines are simple and easy to follow. During the free consultation, we will discuss in detail with you the advantages of the various weight loss options so that you can make the very best informed decision. The various weight loss procedures are very effective tools which will help patients who have not been able to achieve weight loss on their own. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in your weight loss journey.

Dr. Ronald L. Gertsch, M.D.
Ronald L.Gertsch M.D.

Dr Ronald L. Gertsch is the Medical Director for the Premier Weight Loss Center of San Diego. The facility is centrally located to all of San Diego County. Dr. Gertsch received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham Young University in 1968. He received his Medical Degree from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1972 and completed a General Surgery Residency at Wright State University in 1977. He was Chief of Surgery at Vandenberg Medical Center, USAF, in Santa Maria, CA, from 1977-79. He is licensed by the State of California as a Doctor of Medicine.

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Dr. M. Khalil, M.D., FACS

Dr. Michael Khalil, M.D.

Dr Michael Khalil has been practicing surgery in San Diego, CA, since 2006. He received his Medical Degree from the Medical University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, in 1996. He completed his residency in General surgery at the University of Rochester, in 2004. He completed a two-year Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery at the Coastal Obesity Center in San Diego.

Dr Khalil’s hobbies and interests include carpentry and construction – he rebuilt three homes. He is a certified auto mechanic, and a school calligrapher. He enjoys landscaping, fine woodworking, martial arts, classical music, and teaching Sunday school. He speaks English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Dr. Eufrocino C. Martinez, M.D.

Dr. Eufrocino Martinez

Dr.  Eufrocino C. Martinez, received his Bachelors of Science degree in 1972, and his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1976, at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He completed a Rotating Internship at Rizal Provincial Hospital, Pasig, Metro Manila, in 1977.

In 1980, Dr. Martinez was licensed by the Medical Board of California to practice medicine and surgery. In 1984, he served as the director of surgical endoscopy, and completed a General Surgery Residency at Martin Luther King‐Charles Drew Los Angeles County Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA. In 1966-7, he served as the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; and the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery from 1998 to present at Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital in Norwalk, California. He is an Affiliate Surgeon of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.

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