Andres Obeso, MD, is an Associate Staff Physician in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He specializes in General Thoracic Surgery.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Obeso was on faculty at La Princesa University Hospital in Madrid. During his time in different Spanish hospitals, Dr. Obeso completed more than one thousand surgeries, most of them using minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Obeso holds extensive clinical expertise in Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery. In November 2014, Dr. Obeso performed the world's first nonintubated uniportal thoracoscopic sympathectomy in the context of a fast-track program. Dr. Obeso frequently contributes as a reviewer on more than 10 international peer-reviewed journals and has authored important articles and book chapters. Among his greatest achievements, Dr. Obeso discovered and described a new radiological sign "Earth-Heart Sign", which was published in the in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. In 2015, The European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery published his description about a new surgical technique for pulmonary artery reconstruction. Dr. Obeso is interested in surgical innovation and development of new minimally invasive techniques, esspecially, in the management of Lung Cancer.
Dr. Obeso earned his medical degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and a Master in Advanced Studies within the Respiratory Diseases Research Program at the Vigo University. He completed his training in Thoracic Surgery at the Vigo University Clinical Hospital, where he also served as the program’s Chief Resident.