Francisco Couto, MD - General Surgery
Dr. Francisco Couto is a board-certified general surgeon at Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery. He specializes in general and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Couto currently serves as Co-Director of the Orlando Health Complex Hernia Center.
A noted researcher who is adept at robotic surgery, his areas of interest include:
- Abdominal wall reconstruction
- Hernia repairs
- Paraesophageal hernia repair
- Surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
- Foregut surgery including achalasia and gastroparesis
Dr. Couto’s Training
He received his medical training from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas. His residency in surgery was completed at the Hahnemann University Hospital at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He performed his fellowship in bariatric and advanced GI minimally invasive surgery at Greenville Health System at the University of South Carolina College of Medicine.
About Dr. Couto
Fluent in both English and Spanish, Dr. Couto has written extensively on his surgical experiences and practices. Among his articles and presentations are short-term preoperative weight loss and postoperative outcomes in bariatric surgery; the role of robotic assisted surgery in benign esophageal disease; factors affecting salvage rate of infected hernia mesh; and the robotic versus laparoscopic approach to hiatal hernia repair.
Dr. Couto is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Hernia Society, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Foregut Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Medical EducationUniversidad Central de Venezuela - Luis Razetti Medical School
ResidencyHahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine
FellowshipGreenville Health System/University of South Carolina, College of Medicine
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