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Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - General & Bariatric Surgery
Primary Address
General & Bariatric Surgery - North Raleigh
10010 Falls of Neuse Rd., Suite 302
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion
Raleigh, NC 27614
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Secondary Address
General & Bariatric Surgery - Cary
208 Ashville Ave., Suite 14
Cary Medical Park
Cary, NC 27518
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Complicated hernia repair, bariatric and bariatric revisional procedures, abdominal organ surgery, small and large intestinal surgery
Medical School
University of Texas – Medical School at Houston
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate Degree
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Physician Bio

Dr. Ian A. 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.


Professional Memberships
Member: American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Fellow: American College of Surgeons
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