Bethesda Hospital East

Our Featured Physician


Meet Miguel A. Lopez-Viego, M.D.
Featured Physician – August 2015

Miguel A. Lopez-Viego, M.D. is a general and vascular surgeon on the clinical faculty of Charles E. Schmidt Medical School at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Lopez-Viego is on the medical staff of Bethesda Hospital, comprised of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West and a member of the Bethesda Health Physician Group. Dr. Lopez-Viego is Board Certified and Fellowship trained in vascular surgery and Board Certified in general surgery. His areas of expertise include endovascular surgery, vascular surgery and surgical oncology. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals on issues and cases related to surgical oncology and vascular surgery. He is also the author of a textbook on trauma and a contributor to numerous chapters in textbooks on general surgery, cancer surgery, trauma and vascular surgery.

Dr. Lopez-Viego performs surgery for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery blockages, pancreatic cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, and a wide range of general and vascular diseases and disorders.

Dr. Lopez-Viego graduated from Brown University in 1982 where he earned a degree in biology and medicine. He then attended the University of Miami School of Medicine where he graduated in 1986 with the distinction of being selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. He then completed a five-year residency in general surgery and a subsequent fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Parkland Memorial Hospital) in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Lopez-Viego has received recognition from residents at the University of Miami and students at Florida Atlantic University for his teaching activities. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who continues to contribute to scientific publications and clinical research studies.

Dr. Lopez-Viego is the Director of Bariatric Surgery at Bethesda Hospital and is also the Director of the Bethesda Wound Care Center. He also specializes in the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedure.