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Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) Workshop

What is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Gabriel Patino offers his expertise on Transumbilical Breast Augmentation a few times per year to surgeons from different parts of the world who want to learn this unique technique at his fully accredited surgery center in El Cerrito, California.

Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) is a specialized procedure, and few cosmetic surgeons are truly proficient in the method at this time.

TUBA involves making a small incision just on the edge of the navel to carry out the breast augmentation procedure. A small tube, inserted through the navel incision, is moved through the subcutaneous fat layer on the abdomen until it reaches the chest. Through the tube, empty breast implants are placed on the chest and are then filled with saline solution.

TUBA allows patients to experience all of the benefits of breast implants with very subtle and minimal scarring. During the workshop Dr. Patino explains  and teaches the technique, research, and hands-on skills necessary to make this procedure successful in your own practice.

General anesthesia is available at The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito. This Transumbilical Breast Augmentation workshop, however, is unique because Dr. Patino teaches other surgeons how to do this procedure under tumescent anesthesia instead of general anesthesia.

The TUBA Workshop Agenda

The TUBA workshop is a two-day training which combines guidance, hands-on experiences, and education.

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To view the latest publication released from ASOCP regarding Dr. Patino’s workshop, click here!

CME Accreditation

American doctors are offered CME credits through the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians. International doctors are encouraged to contact our office directly to learn about customized training options. This workshop with the Transumbilical technique will give you more than just the necessary take home skills.  Offering 19.5 CME’s, this Breast Augmentation Workshop will offer hands-on experience, tumescent guidance, and superior technique teachings

Registering for the Workshop

Some prerequisites are required for this workshop. To learn more, call 510-957-9668.

Workshops with Dr. Patino

Dr. Patino is a specialist in General Surgery, Emergency Open Heart Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Patino offers workshops to help other doctors learn about techniques and tools to enrich their own practice. Dr. Patino is a well-known speaker and renowned program director.

Dr. Patino focuses workshops on the TUBA technique because of his passion for its success. He himself invented a specialized instrument to easily insert the breast implants through the navel incision for proper placement. The results of Dr. Patino’s instrument include easy instruction for other doctors and 20 minutes of surgical time for patients. 


A Great Workshop on TUBA Breast Augmentation with Dr. Patino

“The Trasumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) workshop in San Francisco July 2017 was a great success. I feel very comfortable to take this specialized technique back to my practice in Thailand. First of all, let me express my thanks and appreciation for Dr.Gabriel Patino, all what can I say that is this course is well managed in all concepts and the information given are so intensive, helpful, useful. I have mentioned that and recommend this course for all my colleagues.” – Dr. Nuttorn Narupaves

“The American Society of Cosmetic Physicians sponsored workshop is very interactive. Dr. Gabriel Patino is very passionate and we all share knowledge each other. We have performed 4 Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) cases together at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of El Cerrito and I learned a lot from his meticulous technique. I think this is a breakthrough in cosmetic surgery, especially in cosmetic surgery of the breasts. It is a great opportunity for the patients in San Francisco and the Bay Area.” 

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“I serve on the faculty of the ASOCP with Dr. Patino and I’ve had the privilege of participating in his 1st TUBA workshop.

Dr. Patino is an excellent surgeon as well as an excellent person. He has a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of experience in the Surgical field. Beyond, TUBA, you will have access to an extensive resource which can further your skill set and surgical judgement. Additionally, his certified Surgical Suite sets industry standards from which you can learn.

I am grateful for my time there and for my relationship with Dr. Patino” -Dr. Gregory Crichlow

“I am Kamran Khazaei M.D, I had the pleasure of taking the T.U.B.A ( trans umbilical breast augmentation) course with Dr. Gabriel Patino in El Cerrito, California on April 2016. The course was very complete starting with didactics and followed by clinical instructions and observation of live cases. Dr.Patino and staff had created a very professional, informative and hospitable environment. By the end of the course one would feel comfortable of implementing this procedure into their practice. I highly recommend this course to physicians interested. ”

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Dr. Patino’s Credentials

Dr. Patino is the Chief Medical Director of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito in California. Dr. Patino is board-certified and recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is one of the select doctors who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, specializing in laser bodysculpting.

Dr. Patino is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and a Fellow of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Patino is also a faculty member of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians.

About Dr. Patino

Dr. Patino has been in practice for more than 34 years. He is board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Patino began as a surgeon in a trauma center and started his own private emergency surgery practice in 1989. From 1991-2001, he served as the medical director of the surgical house staff for Saint Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. Patino became interested in hair transplantation upon meeting a pioneer of hair transplantation in 1997. He then completed a hair transplantation training from 1998 to 2001 and followed up with a General Cosmetic Surgical Fellowship.

Dr. Patino opened The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito in 2005. He continues to serve patients using cutting-edge techniques, minimal sedation, and the latest technology. Dr. Patino loves working with patients and helping other doctors to learn about new ways to help their own practices. He enjoys living in El Cerrito and is fluent in six languages.