Marc M. Zaré, MD, FACS

Marc M Zare, MD

Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

Welcome to the practice of Dr. Marc Zaré. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery. We believe that modern surgery should be innovative, non-invasive, and patient-centered. Our mission is to provide every patient compassionate care based on sound scientific evidence. We strive to ensure that the surgical experience of every patient is unique and meaningful.

With more than 14 years of experience in clinical practice, Dr. Zaré is a leader and one of the foremost experts of his field in Northern California. He is recognized for his surgical skills, clinical expertise, and superior outcomes. He received his surgical training at Georgetown University, Washington, DC and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – both prestigious institutions renowned for their rich surgical tradition and cutting-edge innovation. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has been an invited speaker at over 50 national and local surgical meetings, and has received many awards and distinctions for his dedication to high quality patient care. Dr. Zaré is committed to offering patients in San Jose and the San Francisco Bay area the latest treatments in minimally invasive surgery.

Award Winning Practice

In recognition of our superior performance in clinical care, our practice has received all major designations of excellence in healthcare. Healthgrades, the leading independent healthcare rating agency, awarded our practice 5-star ‘best-performer’ rating in 2011 for our low complication rates. The Surgical Review Corporation of the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery awarded us the prestigious Center of Excellence designation in 2011 for our comprehensive high quality bariatric surgery program. Aetna® healthcare has designated us the Aexcel® status for our superior performance and efficiency. Similarly, Cigna® healthcare awarded us their highest 3-Star rating for compliance with established clinical outcomes criteria. And most importantly, our patients have voted us the Patient Choice Award every year since 2009.

Whether patients require surgery to repair a hernia, achieve weight loss, or treat disorders of gall bladder, colon, or other abdominal organs, our award-winning practice provides state-of-the-art treatments in a personalized setting. With minimally invasive surgery, simple to complex operations of the gastrointestinal system can be performed using very small incisions, thereby reducing complication rates, minimizing discomfort, and shortening recovery times.

Bariatric Weight loss Surgery

Minimally invasive bariatric weight loss surgery has improved the health, quality of life, and longevity for millions of Americans. With weight reduction surgery, severely obese individuals may expect to drastically reduce their weight and completely resolve serious health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our practice has performed over 1,000 laparoscopic bariatric cases to date. Our San Jose weight loss surgery program is the recipient of all major designations of excellence, including the prestigious American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation, Aexcel® designation by Aetna®, 3-Star Quality Bariatric Center designation by Cigna®, and 5-star rating by Healthgrades. Every year since 2009, we have won the Patient Choice Award, given to less than 6% of practitioners nationwide. With our rich tradition since 1972 as the premier surgical group in San Jose, California and the surrounding areas, we are committed to high quality surgical care, and are delighted to be recognized as the bariatric surgery program of choice for patients throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

At our practice we believe in affordable healthcare and accept most major insurances. In conjunction with the latest procedures such as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy, we offer life-long comprehensive multidisciplinary support services to help our patients with long-term weight management.

ASBMS Center of Excellence

Personalized Supplement Delivery

Take the guesswork out of your nutritional needs

Dr. Zare now offers Vitagene, the most convenient way to get your pre and postoperative nutritional supplements. With Vitagene, you can leverage the power of genomics to create a comprehensive picture of your nutritional health. Dr. Zare will monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed, and you will receive a 30-day supply of pharmacy-grade supplements in daily blister packs delivered right to your door.