About Me

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained bariatric, gastro-esophageal and general surgeon, Dr. Michael Russo specializes in minimally invasive and robotic techniques to provide his patients with the best possible results.

Dr. Russo earned his medical degree from the University Of Toledo College Of Medicine, and then completed a surgical internship, surgical research fellowship, and five-year general surgical residency at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, serving as chief resident in the final year. He continued his education with advanced training in bariatrics, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery in the prestigious fellowship program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, where he was also a faculty surgeon.

Recognized as a leader in his field, Dr. Russo served as an assistant professor and director of the Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas (SCMIS), a state-of-the-art education and simulation facility.

Dr. Russo is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Surgical Education, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). He also serves on numerous leadership committees within these groups.

Dr. Russo is committed to using the most advance and safest technologies to improve the quality of his patients’ lives.

Areas of Interest:
  • Revision Weight-Loss Surgery 


Provider Specialty

General Surgery


  • Weight-Loss Surgery


Medical Education

University of Toledo College of Medicine


University of Nevada School of Medicine - Las Vegas


University of Nevada School of Medicine - Las Vegas


Stanford Hospital & Clinics


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