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Ian A. Villanueva, MD, FACS, FASMBS
82 ratings, 34 reviews
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Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed North Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion, Suite 302
Raleigh, NC 27614
300 Ashville Avenue
Suite 301
Cary, NC 27518
10208 Cerny Street
Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27617
601 Attain Street
Suite 101
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Dr. Villanueva is a board-certified general surgeon whose clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic and DaVinci surgical robot-assisted techniques in all areas of gastrointestinal surgery, bariatric weight loss surgery, and minimally invasive hernia surgery.

Dr. Villanueva specializes in minimally invasive surgery as it is potentially less painful and often allows for a faster recovery than traditional surgical techniques. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas – Medical School at Houston and did his general surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center. He then completed advanced fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.

Clinical Interests
Minimally invasive/laparoscopic surgery, hernia repair, bariatric surgery including revisions, abdominal organ surgery such as gallbladder, appendix, small and large intestinal surgery
Undergraduate Degree
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School
University of Texas – Medical School at Houston
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Professional Memberships
Member: American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Star Rating

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Overall Provider Rating
4.62 out of 5
82 ratings, 34 reviews

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

Once a diagnosis was made and the need for surgery was determined, everything was very quick and efficient from that point forward.

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

The communication was excellent.

WakeMed Patient - March 2020

The doctor was very good about understanding that I would not benefit from surgery and explained what I should watch for I the future. I felt I was in co trol of my health and he was giving me the information I needed.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

he is a very caring doctor

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