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Rodolfo Jose Oviedo, MD, FACS

Abdominal Surgery, Obesity Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Gallbladder Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Breast Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, daVinci Robotic Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Capital Regional Surgical Associates

2626 Care Dr., Suite 206
Tallahassee, FL 32308

About Rodolfo Jose Oviedo

Rodolfo Oviedo, MD, FACS is part of our expert team of surgeons at Capital Regional Surgical Associates. Dr. Oviedo is a recipient of the 2007 "Medical Student Merit Award" from the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he graduated medical school. Dr. Oviedo completed his General Surgery residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, part of Texas Medical Center, known to be the largest medical center in the world. During his residency, Dr. Oviedo received multiple awards including the 2009, 2012, and 2013 "Resident of the Year Award," and the 2012 "American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) Award."

Dr. Oviedo is certified by the American Board of Surgery, is a certified daVinci(R)Robot surgeon, and is proud to be a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Florida State University College of Medicine, helping to train future physicians since 2013.

Furthermore, he has been a General Surgery clerkship preceptor for Nova Southeastern University at Jacksonville Physician Assistant Program, and as of the fall of 2014 he has been appointed Clinical Faculty for the General Surgery clerkship at Alabama College of Osteophatic Medicine at Dothan, Alabama.

He serves on multiple committees at Capital Regional Medical Center, including acting as the Physician Liaison for CRMC at the American Cancer Society. He is also a member of the Cancer Committee, the Credentials Committee, and the Surgical Review Committee. Dr Oviedo once defined General Surgery this way during an interview according to his passion for this noble discipline he has the privilege of belonging to:

"General Surgery is a fascinating and exciting profession. It is the mother of all surgical subspecialties. It is a means to cure cancer, save lives from traumatic experiences, remove organs that suffer from overwhelming infections, reconstruct the body's organ systems and offer relief to those who are ill."

"My main priority is the safety of my patients, their well-being and improvement on their quality of life through the operations I perform. Moreover, the pre- and postoperative care of my patients is something that I handle personally and to the utmost of my diligence, compassion and knowledge so that they feel respected and treated with dignity and responsibility. I have had extensive training in all areas of General Surgery, including surgical oncology and minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in addition to hepatobiliary, pancreatic, breast, colorectal, endocrine, bariatric and metabolic surgery complemented by advanced flexible endoscopy to provide my patients with the standard of care and latest technology available to them. My staff and I are happy to take compassionate care of you at Capital Regional Medical Center and at our office at Capital Regional Surgical Associates."

Post Residency Advanced Surgical Education

  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair With ProGrip Clinical Immersion Class (Bradenton, FL, December 2013)
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery Certification (Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education, Houston, TX, March 2014)
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Hernia and Abdominal Wall Repair Master Class (Henderson, NV, June 2014)
  • Advanced Robotic Colectomy Course (Florida Hospital Celebration Health, Orlando, FL, August 2014)
  • Duke University Bariatric Surgery Mini-Fellowship Program (Laparoscopic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy) (Durham, NC, February 2015)
  • Advanced Flexible Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy Lab at the Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Symposium (Orlando, FL, March 2015)
  • Advanced Flexible Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy Lab at SAGES (Nashville, TN, April 2015)
  • Trans-Anal Total Mesorectal Excision Course at Florida Hospital (Orlando, FL, May 2015)
  • Advanced Robotic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Course at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Surgery, Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery (Chicago, IL, June 2015)
  • Duodenal Switch and Biliopancreatic Diversion After Sleeve Gastrectomy Course at the University of Chicago, Department of Surgery (Chicago, IL, June 2015)
  • Advanced Robotic Course for Expert Colorectal Surgeons at the Intuitive Surgical (da Vinci) training headquarters (Atlanta, GA, July 2015)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Exposure Course by Medtronic (Boston, MA, August 2015)
  • Robotic Case Observation with Anthony Gonzalez, MD, FACS, FASMBS expert bariatric robotic surgeon (Miami, FL, August 2015)
  • da Vinci Surgery Executive Session: Clinical And Economic Value Of da Vinci Surgery (Washington, D.C., August 2015)
  • Advanced Bariatric Case Observation with Keith Kim, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeon (Orlando, FL, September 2015)
  • Total Mesorectal Excision Course at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (Chicago, IL, October 2015)
  • Bariatric case observation with Alfredo Fernandez, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeon (Tampa, FL, December 2015)
  • Robotic Bariatric Case Observation with Erik Wilson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeon (Houston, TX, February 2016)
  • Optimizing Outcomes in Complex Hernia Repair and Weight Loss Surgery Gore Symposium (Kiawah Island, SC, June 2016)
  • Bariatric revision/redo surgery case observation with Thomas Sonnanstine, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeon (Columbus, OH, August 2016)
  • Advanced Bariatric Surgery: Duodenal Switch & SIPS Clinical Immersion with Dana Portenier, MD, FACS, FASMBS, and Paul Enochs, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeons (Raleigh-Durham, NC, September 2016)
  • Robotic Single-Site Cholecystectomy Training (Houston, TX, September 2016)
  • Bariatric robotic case observation with Erik Wilson, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric and robotic surgeon (Houston, TX, November 2016)
  • Advanced Bariatric Symposium on Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Complications, and Duodenal Switch (Chicago, IL, November 2016)
  • Bariatric revision/redo surgery case observation with Miroslav Uchal, MD, FACS, FASMBS, expert bariatric surgeon (Jacksonville, FL, January 2017)
  • da Vinci Xi system advanced robotic course and tissue lab (Atlanta, GA, February 2017)

Current Academic Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Florida State University College of Medicine (2013 to date)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL (as of July of 2015)
  • Surgery Clerkship Preceptor for Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program (2014 to date)

Current Leadership Positions

  • Member of the Oncology Steering Committee, North Florida Division, HCA
  • Cancer Liaison Physician to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer for Capital Regional Medical Center
  • Young Fellows Association Liaison Representative to the American College of Surgeons General Surgery Education Board/Surgery News Committee
  • Member of the Young Fellows Association of the American College of Surgeons Division of Advocacy and Health Policy
  • Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Robotics Task Force
  • Member of the Cancer Committee at CRMC
  • Member of the Credentials Committee at CRMC
  • Member of the Surgical Review Committee at CRMC
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Tallahassee Chapter
  • Medical Co-Director of the Amy Lynette Bailey Surgical Technology Program

Awards/Recognition After Residency

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS) at the 2015 ACS Clinical Congress (Chicago, IL)
  • Recipient of the 2014-2015 Physician Frist Humanitarian Award at Capital Regional Medical Center (Tallahassee, FL)


  • RJ Oviedo et al. The mental health component: Suicide and depression among surgical faculty. Current Problems in Surgery. (Chapter contribution submitted to the American College of Surgeons for publication)
  • RJ Oviedo, JC Robertson, S Alrajhi. First 101 Robotic General Surgery Cases in a Community Hospital. JSLS. 2016; 20(3): 1-6
    (DOI: 10.4293/JSLS.2016.00056)
  • RJ Oviedo, BM Dixon, CW Sofiak. Emergency total proctocolectomy in an uninsured patient with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome and acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in a community hospital: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 26:166-169
  • RJ Oviedo, CW Sofiak, BM Dixon. Achalasia: A case report on its effect during surgical decision making for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in the young morbidly obese patient. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 26: 4-6
  • RJ Oviedo, JC Robertson, K Whithaus. Surgical challenges in the treatment of a giant renal cell carcinoma with atypical presentation: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2016; 24: 63–66
  • RJ Oviedo. With Actions, Not Just With Words. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2012; 8(3): 49
  • RJ Oviedo. Computerized Clinical Decision Support Improves Mortality in Intra- Abdominal Surgical Sepsis. Presentation at the American College of Surgeons South Texas Chapter Meeting. Austin, TX. February 2010.
  • SE Scherer, DN Muzny, CJ Buhay, et al. The finished DNA sequence of human chromosome 12. Nature. 2006; 440: 346-351

Professional Organizations' Membership

American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Capital Medical Society, Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, da Vinci Surgery Online Community

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Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Methodist Hospital, Houston Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Certified da Vinci Robot Surgeon


American College of Surgeons American Board of Surgery American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Clinical Robotic Surgery Association American Medical Association Florida Medical Association Capital Medical Society Christian Medical and Dental Associations



Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Procedures & Conditions

Robotic and laparoscopic Roux en Y gastric bypass
Robotic and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
Robotic and laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion and duodenal switch
Flexible upper and lower endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy) for screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic purposes
Advanced flexible endoscopy including placement of stents, endoscopic suturing, and treatment of GERD and Barrett's esophagus

Other procedures

Open and minimally-invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) advanced General Surgery including: robotic colorectal resection (right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, transverse colectomy, sigmoid colectomy, low anterior resection, abdominoperineal resection) for cancer or diverticulitis, Robotic inguinal hernia repair, Robotic incisional and ventral hernia repair, Robotic complex umbilical hernia repair, Robotic Nissen or Toupet fundoplication with hiatal hernia repair for severe GERD, Robotic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication for achalasia, Robotic single site cholecystectomy, Robotic gastrectomy (partial or total), Robotic splenectomy, robotic adrenalectomy, Multiple intraabdominal procedures, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Total mastectomy and breast conserving therapy (segmental mastectomy or lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy) for breast cancer,Thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, Insertion of ports for chemotherapy, Pancreatic resections for cancer, Cystgastrostomy or cystenterostomy for pancreatic pseudocysts, Hemorrhoidectomy, Repair of anal fistula as a single or staged procedure including rectal advancement flaps, Sphincterotomy for anal fissure, Excision of condyloma acuminatum and wound reconstruction with VY advancement flaps, Excision of soft tissue masses or tumors such as lipomata, sebaceous cysts, and other cysts, Exploratory laparotomy and adhesiolysis for small bowel obstruction, Diagnostic laparoscopy and biopsies of intraabdominal tissues, Small bowel resection or colon resection as emergency procedures for strangulated hernias or bowel/colon ischemia from strangulation and volvulus, Colovesical or colovaginal fistula resection from complicated diverticulitis, Stricturoplasty or bowel resection as needed for Crohn disease complications, Total abdominal colectomy for ulcerative colitis


Abdominal Surgery
Obesity Surgery
General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Gallbladder Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Breast Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
daVinci Robotic Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Sub Specialties

Oncologic Breast Surgery
daVinci Robotic Surgery
Other Specialty
Laparoscopic Surgery
General Surgery
Breast Surgery
Robotics/Robotic Surgery

Office Locations

Capital Regional Surgical Associates
2626 Care Dr.
Suite 206
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 219-2306

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm


(850) 219-2306

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