Marco  Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Marco Vinicio Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS Pronunciation Guide

General Surgery
Anal/RectalBariatric SurgeryBreast Disease and CancerGallstone Treatment and Gallbladder SurgeryGERD TreatmentHernia RepairSkin and Soft TissueThyroid Disease and Cancer
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Accepting new patients ARC Medical Plaza Specialty Ages seen: 14 - 99 Languages: Spanish Joined ARC: 2021

About Marco Vinicio Medina-Zea, MD, FACS, FASMBS

  • Dr. Medina, Director of ARC Bariatric Surgery, is originally from “the middle of the world, Ecuador.” When he is not working, Dr. Medina enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, running, music, and arts. Being new to Central Texas, he looks forward to exploring and enjoying all the area has to offer!

    Dr. Medina conducts major and minor surgical procedures at: 

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I decided to study medicine because of my passion for helping people in need. Surgery gave me the opportunity of using my hands as an instrument to heal. I enjoy all aspects of surgery, with a special interest in bariatric and robotic surgery.

Services

Adrenalectomy (Open and Minimally Invasive)

Adrenalectomy (Open and Minimally Invasive)

Adrenalectomy is surgery to remove one or both of the adrenal glands located at the top of each kidney.

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Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Procedures

Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Procedures

Advanced abdominal wall reconstruction procedures are done to help strengthen weakened abdominal muscles.

Alimentary Tract

Alimentary Tract

Alimentary tract procedures and treatment help treat the passageway of the digestive system that leads from the mouth and the rest of the passageways that food and liquids travel through.

Anal Fistula and Fissure Procedures

Anal Fistula and Fissure Procedures

Anal fistulas tend to form when an anal gland that has developed a pus-filled infection (abscess). Fistulas can occur with certain conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, or may happen after radiation therapy for cancer. An anal fissure is a tear in the tissue of your anus. Fissures are caused by the anal tissue stretching too much, which can happen during a hard bowel movement and causes pain and bleeding.

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Anorectal, Abscesses & Pilonidal Sinus Disease

Anorectal, Abscesses & Pilonidal Sinus Disease

ARC general surgeons offer surgery and treatment for anorectal, abscesses and pilonidal sinus disease.

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Bariatric Revision Surgery

Bariatric Revision Surgery

Revision surgery is a personalized approach that contemplates the correction or improvement of previous bariatric surgeries depending on the type of bariatric surgery that was previously performed.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgery that changes the size of your stomach to assist with weight loss. ARC specializes in vertical sleeve gastrectomies and roux-en-y gastric bypasses.

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Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue

Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue

Our ARC general surgeons can treat hundreds of breast diseases, ranging from benign tumors and cancers to injuries, from breast cancer to breast masses, lumps, or cysts.

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Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Cholecystectomy (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver. It's on the upper right side of your belly (abdomen), and stores a digestive juice called bile that is made in the liver. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less invasive, which means it uses very small incisions in your belly. The benefits of a laparoscopic proceduce is less bleeding and the recovery time is usually shorter than an open surgery.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery (Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Colon and Rectal Surgery (Open, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

ARC general surgeons can treat a range of issues, from benign tumors and cancers to injuries, for gastrointestinal problems and anal and rectal issues. General surgeons routinely treat anal and rectal disorders, such as anal fissures, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease and more, on a daily basis.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.

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da Vinci Surgery

da Vinci Surgery

ARC offers minimally invasive surgical care using one of the most advanced and sophisticated tools, the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci® Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

ESG is an incisionless, endoscopic approach to weight-loss surgery. This procedure reduces the size of your stomach, making it a smaller banana-shaped pouch. The smaller stomach size helps you control your appetite and limits the amount of food you can consume.

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Excision of Masses

Excision of Masses

ARC general surgeons perform the surgical removal of cysts, tumors, or other tissue masses.

Excision of Superficial Lesions (Office and Hospital Based)

Excision of Superficial Lesions (Office and Hospital Based)

ARC general surgeons can help treat superficial lesions. These are lesions that affect the surface of the skin.

Gastric Fundoplication (Partial and Complete, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Gastric Fundoplication (Partial and Complete, Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Gastric fundoplication is a procedure to treat GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) to help keep the esophagus in the right place and to stop the backward flow of fluid (reflux).

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General Abdominal Surgery (Open and Minimally Invasive)

General Abdominal Surgery (Open and Minimally Invasive)

ARC general surgeons offer general abdominal surgery to treat conditions that may affect your abdomen, stomach, or colon.

Hemorrhoidectomy/Banding

Hemorrhoidectomy/Banding

Hemorrhoidectomy/banding is a surgery to remove internal or external hemorrhoids.

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Incision and Drainage of Abscess (Office and Hospital Based)

Incision and Drainage of Abscess (Office and Hospital Based)

Pus may collect in tissues, organs, or spaces when an area in the body becomes infected. Incision and drainage can help treat or relieve the appearance of an abscess.

Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Laparoscopic fundoplication is a procedure for patients with acid reflux, oesaphagus issues, and hernias that don't respond to medicine treatments.

Long-Term IV Access

Long-Term IV Access

Long-term IV access involves putting a catheter in a vein in your arm, neck, or chest to allow medicine and other IV liquids into blood vessels.

Lymph Node Biopsy (Incisional and Excisional)

Lymph Node Biopsy (Incisional and Excisional)

A lymph node biopsy is a type of surgery done to remove lymph nodes, and helps find out if and how far cancer has spread in the body.

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Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Parathyroidectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove one or more parathyroid gland or a tumor that's affecting a parathyroid gland.

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic and Robotic)

Paraesophageal hernia is a type of hernia that is less commor, and happens when part of your stomach pushes up through the opening (hiatus) into your chest and is next to your esophagus.

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Reflux Surgery and Management

Reflux Surgery and Management

Reflux surgery is a treatment to help relieve acid reflux symptoms and eliminate the need for medication.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass surgery alters the way your stomach and small intestine process food. The surgeon creates a small pouch in the stomach and attaches it directly to a portion of the small intestine. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine.

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Small & Large Bowel Resection for Benign & Malignant Conditions (Open & Minimally Invasive)

Small & Large Bowel Resection for Benign & Malignant Conditions (Open & Minimally Invasive)

Resection is a surgery to remove any part of the small or large bowel affected by benign or malignant conditions.

Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment (Lumpectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Mastectomy, Oncoplastic)

Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment (Lumpectomy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Mastectomy, Oncoplastic)

ARC general surgeons perform breast cancer treatment procedures, including lumpectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsies, mastectomies, and oncoplastic surgery.

Surgical Treatment of Gastric Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Gastric Disorders

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat uncomfortable gastric disorders.

Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistulas, Fissures and Abscesses

Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistulas, Fissures and Abscesses

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to treat hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, fissures, and abscesses.

Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Many disorders of the pancreas require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Common disorders include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and cystic fibrosis.

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Surgical Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

Surgical Treatment of Pilonidal Cysts

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat pilonidal cysts.

Surgical Treatment of Spleen Disorders

Surgical Treatment of Spleen Disorders

ARC general surgeons can perform surgery to help treat spleen disorders.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery can help regulate the body's metabolism. Surgery aims to help alleviate disease and cancer symptoms and remove tumors.

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Thyroid Ultrasound, Biopsy and Removal

Thyroid Ultrasound, Biopsy and Removal

Thyroid ultrasounds help diagnose diseases or disorders of the thyroid by producing images of the area. If a mass or abnormality is found, an ARC general surgeon may perform a biopsy to determine treatment.

Ultrasound with Biopsy

Ultrasound with Biopsy

Ultrasounds use sound waves to produce an image of an area. If an abnormality is discovered, an ARC general surgeon may take a sample or biopsy to a lab for testing.

Upper Endoscopy

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a procedure to examine the inner lining of the upper digestive tract.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is weight loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that you can eat in one sitting. A vertical sleeve of the stomach is made by using a stapling device and the rest of the stomach is removed, making you feel full sooner and longer. 

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in General Surgery | Si/Xi Robotic Surgery Certification Program, Morristown Medical Center, 2017
  • Medical School
    Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2008 | Research Fellow, NYU Langone Medical Center Localio Lab, New York, NY, 2010-2012
  • Residency
    Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ, 2017
  • Education
    B.S. in Biology and Chemical Sciences, Rafael Borja High School, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2001
  • Professional Positions
    • Director, ARC Bariatric Surgery Department
    • Fellow, American College of Surgery
    • Fellow, American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
    • Member, American College of Colorectal Surgery
    • Member, American Medical Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • ICU Compassionate Care Award, SICU Morristown Medical Center, 2014

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.9out of 5
  • April 12, 2024

    Explained a timeline for my recovery which I really appreciated.

  • April 10, 2024

    Everyone was so nice and helpful. I always have a great visit.

  • April 2, 2024

    Dr Medina-Zea is an all around fantastic surgeon with amazing bedside manner. He explains on a level patients can comprehend. His intellect, skill, techniques, communication, friendly manner and positivity set him apart from other surgeons! I always look forward to my appointments and not many can say that about going to the doctor. Thanks Dr Medina-Zea and staff!

  • April 1, 2024

    Dr Medina is always pleasant and super professional. I love how personal he is to me as his patient, I feel heard and appreciated. Dr Medina is definitely one of the best surgeons out there.

  • March 27, 2024

    Dr Medina and his staff are always a pleasure. I feel comfortable, my questions are welcomed and they overall have been wonderful since I became a patient last year.

  • March 22, 2024

    Dr Marco Medina is amazing his very understanding very kind he answered all my concerns and made sure I was comfortable and felt at ease he really is an amazing Dr I am beyond thankful I found him.

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