Dr. Robert Marvin, MD

Dr. Robert Marvin, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMale

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Robert Marvin, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from McGill University / Faculty of Medicine in 1989. He is affiliated with Hca Houston Healthcare Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Houston Surgical Specialists

Houston Surgical Specialists4120 SW Fwy Ste 230 Houston, TX 77027
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Dr. Marvin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marvin

4.5

Based on 60 ratings

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4 Stars
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Living my best life
Dr. Marvin may not remember me, as it's been awhile since my life changing gastric bypass surgery. On May 18th 2006, Dr. Marvin changed my life forever. I was 408lbs, on two blood pressure medications, two cholesterol medications, was type 2 diabetic, and had sleep apnea. Still today, I am probably in the best shape I have ever been in my life. I have no medical issues still today, and feel like superman. Wasn't going to say it, but here it is, my weight I still maintain today, after almost 16 years stays between 190 -210 lbs. I still maintain the loss of 218lbs. I'm so grateful! At 52, I'm living my best life ever, Many Thanks, J. Jackson
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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So grateful! – Jan 28, 2022
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Yes I would recommend Dr. Marvin to my family and friends. I came into his office in 2015. My weight was 260 and I was 5/5. I tried everything from quick weight loss, weight watcher. Those programs didn't work for me. Good programs. I lost and gain back. My weight today is 138. I have the lap band and I love it no problems. I have learned to eat slow and not eat things I should not be eating. I exercise daily and take my vitamin. What I learned weight loss surgery is not a quick fix, not a miracle. A life change. Yes I deal with the fat me daily because she wants to go back to what she knows best food how it taste and all the wrong foods like pizza, burgers, ice cream, pies. I love the new me. I run 8 Miles a day and lift weights thing I never was able to do because of my weight. lots of hard work and dedication. Again I say thank you Dr Marvin you are amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 04, 2021
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I had the scope. I was lethargic and beyond swollen when pushed out of the surgical facility. Dr Marvin never checked on me. Called his office and was told my symptoms were common. I waited until after hours so I could get his AS and speak to him. Went to ER and had an emergency chest tube put in. Bilateral pneumothorax. Transferred to cardio pulmonary hospital. He punctured my thoracic cavity. I lost weight due to PTSD after almost dying. Gained it right back as it didn’t work. Think twice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Erin in Houston, TX – Apr 15, 2019
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Answered all of my questions and concerns. I was able to do my initial consultation over the phone because I lived out of state. Had my face to face consult on Thursday, procedure on Friday, and follow up on Monday. He was very competitively priced because the procedure I had was not covered by insurance. (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty). I lost 9 pounds so far and I am on post op day 6!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Linda – May 11, 2018
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Thank you, Linda!
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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 so many. He has been encouraging about my results and wants to ensure I stay on the road to good heath. His team ensures I have the tools needed to maintain my goals acheived.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Houston, TX – Jun 08, 2017
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We appreciate the positive feedback!
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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 you are healing properly and adjusting in a healthy way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jason in Houston, TX – May 11, 2017
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Roxanna in Houston, TX – May 10, 2017
Dr. Marvin's Reply –
Roxanna, thank you for the kind words.
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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. !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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TX – May 05, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Marvin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marvin treats Obesity more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Marvin treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marvin performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Marvin performs this procedure more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Marvin's conditions and procedures:

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrotomy
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss

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(713) 930-2053

Dr. Marvin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Open Choice PPO
Allegiance Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Boon-Chapman
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Doctor Robert Marvin is a Bariatric Surgeon who specializes in Minimally-Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery) for the treatment of Morbid Obesity. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2006
University of Texas at Houston
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Tx Med School San Antonio
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Texas Health Science Center University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
McGill University / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1985
University Of Southern California
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Robert Marvin, MD?

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Is Dr. Robert Marvin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Robert Marvin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Marvin frequently treats Obesity, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Marvin treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Marvin, MD's office located?

Dr. Marvin's office is located at 4120 SW Fwy Ste 230, Houston, TX 77027. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Robert Marvin, MD speak?

Dr. Marvin speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Robert Marvin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Marvin has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Hca Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)