Marco Bustamante, MD

Medical Director

I am originally from Mexico but migrated at an early age to San Diego, California. I then moved to Texas after being selected by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso to do a residency in Internal Medicine, and subsequently do a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Since I have always had a special interest in treating obesity, I did additional training in the medical management of obesity and obtained board certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine; at the same time, I attended multiple conferences and training courses to specialize in non-surgical methods to treat obesity, specifically, in the innovative field of bariatric endoscopy. Currently, I am a member of multiple societies of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Bariatric Endoscopy.

I recognized at an early stage of my career the need to make the treatment of obesity accessible to everyone at a safe, effective and innovative manner. Therefore, I created Be Better Bariatrics and the first program of Bariatric Endoscopy in West Texas and Mexico, with the goal to provide comprehensive care to the patients that suffer from the disease of obesity in all its aspects.

Linda Cardona

Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Universidad Iberoamericana. Then, I continued my education in Universidad de Chile, where I specialized in Chronic Illnesses and started training as a Bariatric Dietitian 13 years ago. I have been an active international member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) since 2008.

I have worked as a private consultant to medical clinicians who work with patients suffering from chronic diseases such as obesity, kidney disease, cancer and diabetes.

My main goal is to help you understand your dietary needs before and after your bariatric procedure. After your procedure, I will create your customized Be Better nutritional plan and will be in touch with you on a regular basis to make sure you are meeting your health and weight loss goals.

Giovanna Cano

Patient Coordinator and Marketing

I have a Bachelors Degree in Marketing Administration and I specialize in International Marketing. Due to my background, I worked at Yahoo! where I was in charge of the Central America Accounts.

In 2015, I moved to El Paso, Texas where I made a professional turn and took part in the medical industry. Since then, I have worked as a Marketing and Community Liason for different Health Services agencies.

The experience of collaborating with medical institutions, hospitals, doctors, and patients has allowed me to explore and learn from the medical world, but above all from the human side of medicine.

Now, with Be Better Bariatrics I give myself the task of focusing that experience to provide care and support to those who seek to improve their health and quality of life.

My responsibility to our patients is to provide clear and concise information about our portfolio of services, but above all to serve as a guide and support before, during, and after the procedures are done.

I recognize that when it comes to health issues, we may feel fear, insecurity, or concern and my job is to make this process easy, practical, and above all reliable.

Felipe Loureiro/Breakaway Training

Personal Trainer

I grew up in Brazil, and I remember when I was 9 years old that my dad began training for triathlons. Two years later, at 11 years old, I followed in my dad’s footsteps and competed in my first triathlon…and since then, I’ve raced in over 600 triathlon races around the world, including 3 Ironman. I was lucky enough to have found my passion when I was 11, and that passion for the sport has provided me with a fulfilling life of physical training, exciting racing, and the gratifying vocation of coaching others.

I have been successful in triathlon at all levels – from amateur to pro – accumulating over 35 years of experience in the sport and coaching. The athletic success came as I coached others and grew a business. I know what it takes for you to succeed in any multisport discipline despite your busy schedule.

I am a USA Triathlon Level I certified coach as well as an Ironman University Certified Coach and a certified NCSF personal trainer. I am looking forward to continuing my multisport coaching for many years to come at Be Better and help you overcome obesity.