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Rodolfo Jose Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Director of Robotic General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Rodolfo Jose Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Director of Robotic General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

About Me

“My priority is the safety of my patients, which I strongly believe in and act upon with extreme care, compassion, integrity, attention to detail, excellence and wisdom. I have trained in all areas of general surgery and metabolic and bariatric surgery. As a result, I am honored and proud to offer my expertise with the latest technologies to my patients including robotic surgery and flexible endoscopic surgery/interventional endoscopy.”

Rodolfo J. Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS is board-certified and fellowship-trained in metabolic and bariatric surgery, robotic advanced gastrointestinal and general surgery, and flexible endoscopic surgery. His clinical expertise includes robotic primary and revisional metabolic and bariatric surgery, robotic general surgery, robotic complex abdominal wall reconstruction, robotic anti-reflux/foregut surgery, flexible endoscopic surgery, and interventional bariatric endoscopy.

Dr. Oviedo graduated with his medical degree in 2007 from The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he then went on to complete a general surgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital. After graduating from residency in 2013, Dr. Oviedo moved to Tallahassee, Florida, and joined Florida State University College of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. During this time, he worked as a minimally invasive general and bariatric surgeon and developed his skills as a robotic surgeon. Dr. Oviedo then decided to pursue an advanced fellowship in minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami. After completing his advanced fellowship in 2018, he served as a metabolic and bariatric surgeon in Winchester, Virginia, where he built a successful robotic bariatric and complex abdominal wall reconstruction program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Oviedo is certified to perform interventional bariatric endoscopy, and is also certified in FUSE, FES, and FLS. He serves on multiple committees at ACS, ASMBS, and SAGES and has authored numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr. Oviedo is excited to continue serving patients as a robotic bariatric and general surgeon with the Houston Methodist Department of Surgery, and will continue his service as teaching faculty with the Houston Methodist Hospital General Surgery Residency Program, his alma mater, in Houston, Texas.  

Clinical Interests

  • Complex gastrointestinal surgery for malignant and benign diseases
  • Flexible endoscopic surgery
  • Interventional bariatric endoscopy
  • Interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive bariatric and general surgery

Robotic surgery/procedures:

  • Primary and revisional metabolic and bariatric surgery
  • Primary and revisional anti-reflux and foregut surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction and component separation
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • General and gastrointestinal surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna TRS Active Care (excluding Whole Health)
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
CIGNA MEDICARE
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH GREATER HOUSTON PRIME HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Provider Select PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery | 2013
FELLOWSHIP
Advanced Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery | Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, Florida
ROBOTIC SURGERY CERTIFICATION
General Surgery | Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE), Houston, Texas
RESIDENCY
General Surgery | Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
INTERNSHIP
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
UT Health San Antonio, Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Suite 1501
Houston, TX 77030
Comprehensive Care Center
8520 W. Broadway St.
Ste 220
Pearland, TX 77584