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Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery with Dr. Marc Zaré

Dr. Marc Zaré

Dr. Marc Zaré is a San Francisco Bay Area board-certified surgeon, a leader and one of the foremost experts in Northern California specializing in minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery is a modern area of surgery where the emphasis lies on minimizing traumatic impact of surgery and facilitating speedy recovery.

Dr. Zaré obtained his general surgery training at Georgetown University, Washington DC – an institution with rich tradition in surgical innovation. During his training, he collaborated with pioneers of the then new field of minimally invasive surgery and was enthralled to be able to perform complex surgical procedures on the gastrointestinal system with minimal post-operative pain. As a chief resident, he was recognized as, and awarded the best resident in laparoscopic surgery.

He pursued additional sub-specialty training in bariatric and advanced gastrointestinal surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, winning accolades from his mentors for his surgical skillset.

Throughout his training, Dr. Zaré was involved in surgical research, presenting his work at scientific meetings and helping advance the general understanding of the specialty. Following completion of training, he accepted an academic position at Boston University and Boston VA hospital, where he served for four years as Assistant Professor, and Director of minimally invasive surgery & surgical simulation. Due to his deep commitment to clinical practice and surgical innovation, in 2008 Dr. Zaré established his current practice in Northern California, offering advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery of the gastrointestinal system including bariatric surgery


Since 2002, Dr. Zaré has performed thousands of advanced laparoscopic procedures including some of the earliest robotic general surgery procedures in the San Jose, Los Gatos area. He has also authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at over 50 national and regional surgical meetings.

Dr. Zaré currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and has previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA. Over the years, various major healthcare organizations have recognized and awarded Dr. Zaré’s clinical practice for high-quality patient care and clinical outcomes.

We believe that modern surgery should be innovative, noninvasive, and patient centered. Our mission is to provide every patient compassionate state-of-the-art care in accordance with best practices. Ultimately, we strive to ensure that the surgical experience of every patient is unique and meaningful.