• Medical Director of Bariatric Surgical Services and Robotics
  • Nacogdoches Medical Center, University of Houston
  • Nacogdoches, TX United States


Rodolfo J. Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FICS, DABS-FPDMBS graduated from medical school at The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007, and from Houston Methodist General Surgery Residency Program in 2013. He became affiliated with Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where he worked as a minimally-invasive general and bariatric surgeon from 2013 to 2017. During this period, he developed his skills as a robotic surgeon. Dr. Oviedo completed an Advanced Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Baptist Hospital of Miami in Miami, Florida, from 2017 to 2018. He took a position as a metabolic and bariatric surgeon in Winchester, Virginia, where he built a successful robotic metabolic and abdominal wall reconstruction surgery program from 2018 to 2020. He is a board-certified and fellowship-trained metabolic/bariatric and general surgeon. His areas of expertise include robotic metabolic and bariatric surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, anti-reflux surgery, and interventional bariatric endoscopy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS), and a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery with a Focused Practice Designation in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (DABS-FPDMBS).Dr. Oviedo serves on multiple committees at ASMBS, SAGES, ICS, and TROGSS. He has written numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. He is Deputy Editor of Journal of Robotic Surgery, and an Editorial Board Member of Obesity Surgery, official journal of IFSO.He served as Director of Robotic General Surgery at Houston Methodist, Director of Robotic Education at MITIE, Clinical Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine from 2020 to 2023, at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, USA.Dr. Oviedo is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgical Services and Robotics Program at Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA. His commitment to excellence in patient care and the education of the next generation of surgeons continues as a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and as a Clinical Professor at Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is honored to serve as CEO of TROGSS: The Robotic Global Surgical Society.


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