My goal is to provide optimal, safe surgical care for patients with as minimally invasive an approach as feasible. I strongly believe that excellent patient communication eases anxiety and allays concerns, optimizing the patient’s ability to recover.

In my spare time, I enjoy snowboarding, music, soccer, and travel.

Locations

Monday: 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: All day
Tuesday: All day
Wednesday: All day
Thursday: All day
Friday: All day
Saturday: All day
Sunday: All day

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Surgery, Digestive System, Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy, Digestive System - Hernia, Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
Spanish
English
Education
Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center Program (2011)

Internship
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2005)

Medical School
Eastern Virginia Medical School (2004)

Residency
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2009)

Undergraduate
University of Virginia (VA) (1999)

Clinical interest for patients

My many clinical interests include surgery for simple and complex abdominal wall hernias and minimally invasive surgery of the abdomen.

Research interest for patients

My research experience and interests primarily focus on laparoscopy, surgical simulation, resident/medical student education, international surgery, and hernia repair.

Volunteer activities

I am dedicated to improving health and surgical education internationally. I have traveled to my father's home country, the Philippines, on medical missions and have provided lectures and presentations in Brazil, Germany, and the Philippines.