Rodolfo Jose Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Director of Robotic General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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Rodolfo Jose Oviedo, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Director of Robotic General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

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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.”

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Rodolfo J. Oviedo 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.

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:

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
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 Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
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
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
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-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
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 Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
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
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
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
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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


American Board of Surgery | 2013
Advanced Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery | Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami, Florida
General Surgery | Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE), Houston, Texas
General Surgery | Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
UT Health San Antonio, Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Lynda K. & David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. Rodolfo Jose Oviedo accept?
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  • Where is Dr. Rodolfo Jose Oviedo located?
    Dr. Rodolfo Jose Oviedo sees patients at the following locations:
    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1501, Houston, TX 77030
    • Comprehensive Care Center, 8520 W. Broadway St., Ste 220, Pearland, TX 77584
  • What languages do Dr. Rodolfo Jose Oviedo and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Rodolfo Jose Oviedo and/or office staff speak English, French and Spanish
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin St.
Ste 1501
Houston, TX 77030
Comprehensive Care Center
8520 W. Broadway St.
Ste 220
Pearland, TX 77584