Dr. Gobbo

Pursuing excellence

“Pursuing excellence should not be an end, but a habit. Excellence, then, is not an outcome, but a habit.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

The pursuit of excellence must surely be a habit in any profession, for any human being, as a matter of continuous self-overcoming and growth. However, when approaching a profession that involves something as precious as human life, we recognize that the pursuit of excellence in Medicine and particularly Surgery involves responsibility for lives, for destinies.

Therefore, Steve Jobs’ mantra deserves to be quoted in this context: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." Thus, loving my profession and devoting myself to my vocation, I am pleased to pursue ongoing growth and improvement, day after day.


A maxim that seems (and should be...) obvious is: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." And extending it a bit... "Do unto others what and as you would have them do unto you. And do not do unto others as you would not have them do unto you." This basic principle of life, which should guide all our actions in all life spheres, personal as well as professional, is the symbol of what psychologists call “empathy”, the Greek word for “within the emotion”, “along with emotion”. In the Plastic Surgery context, we deal with dreams, expectations, and high sensitivity levels, typical for situations characterized by great changes. Learning to put ourselves in our patients’ shoes, understanding their emotional condition, offering them warmth, and treating them in an especially thoughtful way is also a central matter for the optimal postoperative recovery. This holistic view of human health, attaching crucial importance to psychological factors in this context, is nowadays already acknowledged by the World Health Organization. Empathy is a continuous and endless learning process, and a commitment of ours – towards the patients and ourselves as well.


Working since 2002 in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marcos Gobbo gained almost naturally, due to his differential outcomes, his patients’ admiration, even yielding him the nickname "Dr. Magical Gobbo”. By always working thoroughly and precisely, searching for continuous improvement, supported by a highly-skilled, long-term partnering team, evaluating alongside with the patient his/her specific demands and reconciling these with the actual anatomical possibilities, preserving his medical ethics, rejecting procedures that put the patients’ health at risk, Dr. Gobbo inspires trust and confidence in anyone that comes to be his patient.

- Medical graduation at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), 1994
- Medical specialization in General Surgery at the Santa Casa da Misericordia of Rio de Janeiro, 1995 – 1997
- Postgraduate course in Aesthetic Medicine at the Universidad Argentina Hébrea BAR ILAN, 1999 – 2000
- Specialization in Aesthetic Medicine by the Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique (Uime), Paris / France, 1999
- Specialization in Lipoplasty and Liposculpture by the Brazilian Society of Liposuction, sponsored by the South American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 1999
- Medical specialization in Plastic Surgery at the Santa Casa da Misericordia of Rio de Janeiro, 2002 – 2004
- Medical specialization in Hand Surgery at the Santa Casa da Misericordia of Rio de Janeiro, 2002 – 2004
- Specialist Member of the SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery)
- Member of the SBLMC (Brazilian Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery) of the ASLMS (American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery)
- Member of the Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique
- Regular participation in various plastic surgery conferences
- Speaks English, French and Italian.
Registered by Rio de Janeiro’s Regional Medical Counsel under CRM/RJ 52-59665-2 – Specialty Register Number RQE 19684 (Plastic Surgery)