Dr. Hildegardes C. Dineros is a pioneer and leader in the field of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the Philippines. He has been invited to speak and present his work both in the local and international community. His areas of expertise include Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Metabolic Surgery (treatment for Type 2 Diabetes), Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, and Complex Wound Care. He takes care of both foreign and local patients and he has the most number of advanced bariatric surgery procedures in the country with remarkable success. Dr. Dineros is a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Regular Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), International College of Surgeons (FICS), Philippine College of Surgeons (FPCS), Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia (ELSA) and Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons (PALES).
He is currently the President of the Philippine Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (PSMBS). Most of his surgeries are done in the most modern tertiary hospitals in the Philippines such as St. Lukes Medical Center, where he was formerly the Section Chief of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Cardinal Santos Medical Center and Megaclinic. Dr. Dineros was awarded his undergraduate and medical degree from University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His surgical training was completed at St. Lukes Medical Center where he became the Chief Resident. He then took his fellowship in Plastic Surgery at Santo Tomas University Hospital. He then became interested in Minimally-invasive Surgery specifically Bariatric Surgery which prompted him to undergo training in the U.S. and Europe operating with the worlds best.