Cedimat is one of the most modern medical centers in the Caribbean and Central America. Its founder was Dr. Juan Manuel Taveras Rodriguez, whose vision was to provide the people of the Dominican Republic with a medical center that includes all the necessary components to carry out procedures and diagnostic studies integrated in a single location, in order to offer high quality care at affordable prices.
Presided by the Catholic Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Cedimat plays a vital role in the Dominican Republic in providing training and research opportunities for Dominican doctors, including medical education and scientific investigation programs.
Cedimat has a neurology and neurosurgery department staffed by five doctors and surgeons. Cedimat offers radiosurgery with the only Gamma Knife available in the Caribbean and Central America except Puerto Rico. As special benefit to the Gamma Knife center, the hospital has an MRI of 3.0 Tesla, the only such equipment for diagnosis in the region.
Cedimat has state-of-the-art technology, especially in the field of diagnosis and imaging, which was the initial foundation of the hospital. Treatment was added later. The hospital has not spared any resources in providing the best and most advanced diagnostic equipment available. Cedimat is also equipped for telemedicine, permanently connected to the Massachusetts General Hospital for information and data exchange, inter-medical counseling, and teleconference. In addition, it provides telemedicine services to diagnostic facilities in Haiti.