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Ian A Villanueva, MD, FACS, FASMBS

WakeMed Physician Practices providers
Practice Name
WakeMed Bariatric Surgery & Medical Weight Loss
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed North Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
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Office Location
Bariatric & General Surgery - North Raleigh
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion, Suite 302
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Office Location
Bariatric & General Surgery - Cary - Ashville Ave.
300 Ashville Avenue
Suite 301
Cary, NC 27518
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Office Location
General Surgery - Brier Creek
10208 Cerny Street
Suite 202
Raleigh, NC 27617
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Office Location
Bariatric & General Surgery - Fuquay-Varina
601 Attain Street
Suite 101
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Complicated hernia repair, bariatric and bariatric revisional procedures, abdominal organ surgery, 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

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.

Insurance We Accept

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