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Dr. Michael A. Russo

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3 reviews

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Just had my first consult with Dr. Russo today. I cannot tell you how fantastic it was to have real conversation about my concerns, (I had to switch from Dr. Iqbal due to horrible follow up care and A LOT of misinformation). Dr. Russo is fantastic! He really put me at ease, for God's sake the man spent over an hour with me! Over an hour !! He is so knowledgeable, addressed every single question I had (and I brought a two page list of single spaced questions because I’m just that anal and starved for information). I could go on and on. But I know today, I made the best decision of this journey so far by getting on board with Dr. Russo and his group of support resources. I also met with the group's Registered Dietician, Katrina,who was also very generous with her time and highly informed. She got me on the right foot with my nutritional needs. ALL of the front office girls were so courteous, patient and helpful as was the Office Manager, Ellen, who put a great deal of effort into getting me on board and changed over from my previous doctor. Anyone considering surgery should check out this group. You will be in FANTASTIC hands! Today I am very grateful. I cried all the way home! Happy tears! I am most definitely in the right place!!! Thanks you to all the staff ! 😁😁👍👍

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flag | Submitted October 18, 2018

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Gastric Bypass Surgery. Great doctor. Very helpful staff. Very smart & educated.

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flag | Submitted September 23, 2016

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Wonderful surgeon. He and his team took great care of me.

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flag | Submitted May 27, 2015

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Accepting New Patients

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Biography

As a board certified and fellowship-trained bariatric, gastroesophageal and general surgeon, Dr. Michael Russo specializes in minimally-invasive and robotic techniques to provide his patients with the best possible results. Dr. Russo earned his medical degree from the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine, and then completed a surgical internship, surgical research fellowship, and six-year general surgical residency at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, serving as chief resident in the final year. He continued his education with advanced training in bariatric, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery in the prestigious fellowship program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, where he was also a faculty surgeon. Recognized as a leader in his field, Dr. Russo serves as an assistant professor and director of the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas (SCMIS), a state-of-the-art education and simulation facility. Dr. Russo’s main research interests involved enhancing surgical education and developing advanced medical education technologies. He has published several journal articles and holds a patent for an augmented-reality telementoring (ART) platform that enables medical professors to interactively teach laparoscopic surgery to up-and-coming physicians. Dr. Russo is a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Surgical Education, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He also serves on numerous leadership committees within these groups, which are the most prominent surgical organizations in the country for his specialties. In addition to his extensive education, Dr. Russo has also earned numerous awards and honors, including placing first, second, and fourth, respectively, in the 2012, 2011, and 2010 SAGES Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Shootouts. He also achieved a first-place finish in the 2010 ASMBS Bariatric Skills Acquisition Center Competition. Dr. Russo recently joined the surgical associates at Smart Dimensions to serve the Orange County and Los Angeles communities and be closer to family and friends. He and his wife, Jennifer are expecting their first child, a daughter, in August of 2015. Together, they enjoy hiking, tennis, and golf in their spare time. Dr. Russo is currently accepting new patients and is dedicated to helping them obtain a better quality of life by addressing their long-term health issues.


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Education

  • Stanford University (Grad. 2014)
  • University Of Nevada-Reno (Grad. 2013)
  • University of Toledo (Grad. 2007)

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 1st Place - Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Competition - 2012

Publications & Research

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Blue Cross / Blue Shield


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