Dr. Carlos Gonzalez is a general surgeon practicing in Marion, Illinois. Dr. Gonzalez specializes in Minimally invasive and Robotic Surgery involving Digestive track: Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Appendix, Rectum and Anus; Abdomen: Gallbladder, Liver, Pancreas, Spleen and all types of hernias (Hiatal, Ventral and Inguinal); Skin and underlying tissues: all types of benign and malignant disease; Endocrine system: Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Pancreas and Adrenal glands; Surgical Oncology: surgical management of cancer; Pediatric Surgery: surgical care of Children; Surgical Critical care: care of critically ill patients with surgical conditions requiring intensive care.
Dr. Carlos Rafael Gonzalez, MD's Videos
Education and Training
Indiana University General Surgery 2014
American Board of Surgery
Dr. Carlos Rafael Gonzalez, MD's Expert Contributions
Hi! This is a very common and great question to ask. Decrease appetite is very frequent after any type of surgery. It is repated to your body adjusting to the stress as a result from being sick and have surgery. It will get better with time and you will be back to normal appetite in about 4-6 weeks after surgery. Carlos Gonzalez MD READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Chair of Robotic Surgery Program Heartland Regional Medical Center 2018 - 2018
- Excellence Diploma: excellent academic performance during medical school. 2001 University of Carabobo
- Ventral Hernia
- American College of Surgery
- American Hernia Society
- Indiana University Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- Americas Hernia Society, American Chemical Society, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
What do you attribute your success to?
- His love of his patients and fixing their problems and satisfaction of making them better with one procedure.
Hobbies / Sports
- Travel, Exercise
Favorite professional publications
- International Hernia Collaboration, Inc., Society of Robotic Surgery,ACS Publications
Areas of researchMinimally invasive and Robotic Surgery
Dr. Carlos Rafael Gonzalez, MD's Practice location
MUNSTER, IN 46321Get Direction
Carbondale, IL 62901Get Direction
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Patient Experience with Dr. Gonzalez
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- Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Signs and Symptoms
Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Signs and SymptomsAppendicitis is a condition which occurs in about 1 in 1000 pregnancies. While it is most common during first 2 trimesters, it can occur in the last trimester too. It’s often hard for the pregnant woman to identify the signs and symptoms of...
- What to Expect After Recovery from an Appendectomy
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- What Are the Treatment Options for Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, which is a tube-like organ that extends from the large intestine. According to theories, the appendix is a specialized organ that is capable of producing antibodies. However, experts suggest that the appendix has no definite function in the human...
- Does My Diet Raise My Risk of Getting Appendicitis?
The appendix found in the human body was long the subject of debate among doctors all over the world in their journals and reviews. However, very few of these debates have turned out to be worthy of serious consideration because the majority of doctors have conceded the fact that the appendix serves...
- What Is Hematochezia?
Introduction Discovering blood after a bowel movement can be a frightening experience. If you notice a bright red to black-colored blood in your stool, in the toilet bowl, or on the toilet paper, you may be experiencing rectal bleeding. Having blood in your stool does not always signal a serious...
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