Francisco Couto, MD
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Francisco Couto, MD - Surgery - General

Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery

Address: 521 W. SR 434
Ste. 301
Longwood, FL 32750

Call: (407) 767-5808

Fax: (407) 767-5892

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am –12:00 pm


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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.

Board Certifications

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

Universidad Central de Venezuela - Luis Razetti Medical School


Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine


Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina, College of Medicine


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