Physician Biography

About Dr. Marvin*

Photo of Dr. MarvinDoctor Robert Marvin is a Board Certified Surgeon who specializes in Minimally-Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery) for the treatment of Morbid Obesity. He has additional Certification in Surgical Critical Care and has been recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) as a surgeon practicing at a Center of Excellence in Obesity Surgery.

Educational Background

Dr. Marvin grew up in Orange County and attended the University of Southern California where he studied in the Honors program known as the Thematic Option. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1985. He then spent the next four years in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at McGill University at medical school, and subsequently graduated with the degree of MDCM in 1989.

Dr. Marvin began his Residency Training in San Antonio at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1989. He was chosen as the Administrative Chief Resident for the General Surgery in his final year, and was designated the Outstanding Laparo-endoscopic Resident Surgeon in 1994.

In 1995 he moved to Houston, Texas where he did additional training as a Fellow in Surgical Critical Care at the University of Texas Houston. The following year he was asked to join the Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and taught at Hermann Hospital with the Trauma Service. He practiced general surgery, critical care and trauma surgery until 2000. During that time he conducted clinical research and his work was published in multiple medical journals such as the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Trauma. He also was the main author on the chapter on Critical Care in Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery that year.

Private Practice and Recognition

In September 2000 he left his professorship to enter a Private Surgical Practice. Dr. Marvin has done additional training to learn the techniques of Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (1992), the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (2004) and the Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve (2007) operations. Since the inception of his Obesity Surgery practice in 2002 he has performed surgery for more than 4000 patients suffering from Morbid Obesity with excellent outcomes and low complication rates. Because of the quality of this care he was recognized as a Surgeon practicing at a Center of Excellence by the ASMBS in 2006. He is the Medical Director for Obesity Surgery for Houston Surgical Specialists in Houston.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty

Dr. Marvin is an Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty consultant for Apollo Endosurgery, Inc  He leads learning sessions on the ESG Procedure with fellow surgeons, both locally and traveling from out-of-state.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results may not be representative of the experience of others. Testimonials are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of patient experience but the exact number of pounds lost and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.

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