Samuel E. "Rhett" Long, III, MD, FACS

General Surgery
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About Samuel E. "Rhett" Long, III, MD, FACS

  • Dr. Long grew up in Dallas, TX, and is married with “three beautiful girls.” The family enjoys eating out, being on the lake, and playing with their dog, Ranger. He is also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan! Dr. Long’s favorite local spot is Lake Austin.

I wanted to be a surgeon since I was in the fourth grade, when we dissected an animal heart in class. Surgery offers me the unique opportunity to manage many chronic ailments with an operation, and also be part of a patient’s recovery. My love of medicine comes from a love of people, and I try to care for each patient as if they were a member of my own family. Good communication is a key component of my patient care and I try to explain things in a way that everyone can understand. Patients are my passion, and I believe that there is no greater privilege in medicine than being someone’s surgeon.




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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.

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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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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Locations & Hours


  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in General Surgery
  • Medical School
    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, 2013
  • Fellowship
    Norman W. Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2019
  • Residency
    Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
    Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, TX, 2014
  • Education
    B.S. in Science, cum laude, Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 2007
  • Professional Positions
    • Administrative Chief Resident, Dell Medical School, 2017-2018
    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    • Member, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
    • Member, American Medical Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin’s Top Doctors, Austin Monthly, 2022
    • Raleigh R. Ross Texas Surgical Society Scholar, 2017-2018
    • Resident of the Year, Dell Medical School, 2015-2016

Patient Reviews


Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.8out of 5
  • November 4, 2022

    Dr. Samuel Long and his staff are top tier!

  • November 3, 2022

    Liked everything.

  • October 25, 2022

    Everything was great. Dr. Long was very helpful and knowledgeable on any question I had. It helped me feel comfortable going into and now recovering from my surgery. Thank you

  • October 15, 2022

    Excellent patient care, friendly nurses and they introduce themselves. And Dr Long was amazing, he took his time he explained everything, And the whole office was very efficient. My daughter and I had a wonderful Dr. visit. Thank you Dr. Long

  • October 14, 2022

    Thank you for being kind and courteous.

  • October 11, 2022

    Very quick and easy. No wasted time waiting on appointments


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