Dr. Robert Marvin, MDCM

Dr. Robert Marvin, MDCM

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Marvin, MDCM is a bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery.Read his story

Houston Surgical Specialists

4120 Southwest Fwy Ste 230

Houston, TX 77027
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Boon-Chapman
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Marvin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Marvin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Marvin "Doctor 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 of Bariatric Surgeons (ASBS) as a surgeon practicing at a Center of Excellence in Obesity Surgery. 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. 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 1000 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 ASBS in 2006. He is the Medical Director for Obesity Surgery for both Obesity Surgery Specialists and Houston Surgical Specialists in Houston"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Marvin "Dr. Marvin is committed to bringing his patients the highest level of care based on his years of experience, refined technical skill, and individualized patient approach. His goal for his patients is the best clinical outcome for any Surgeon in his field."

1  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

9  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • McGill University / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Texas Health Science Center University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Texas at Houston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Marvin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Marvin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marvin to family and friends
55 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

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Dr. Marvin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had my gastric sleeve two years ago and lost 102 lbs in year and have been able to keep it off. Dr. Marvin was very compassionate pre-surgery and wanted to ensure I understood every detail of what I was going to go through. I felt comfortable in asking questons and never felt "dumb" for asking...more
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I had gastric sleeve surgery in December of 2016. Dr. Marvin did a great job. He has a caring team that works with you and your insurance to begin the process. Post surgery, his office has been a great resource for my changing body. Dr. Marvin has a good bedside manner and wants to make sure...more
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I had my gastric sleeve on 10/27/16 and have lost 70lbs in six months. My experience with Dr. Marvin was excellent. The staff and doctor answered all my questions and addressed concerns I had. Thank you for your professionalism. Roxanna
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I had the gastric sleeve done by Dr. Marvin 3 years ago .. I weight 234 lbs and I am now weighing 124 lbs ! He is an amazing dr. !!
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