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Della D.

Dr. Zare performed repair of my large hiatal hernia 2 weeks ago. Dr. Zare's work was impeccable. Everything was repaired with minimal damage to the area. The first two weeks were definitely recovering from surgery, with some aches and pains and a limited diet. But, at 2 weeks, I am in nearly no pain, sleeping well, back to light exercise and stretching. Thanks to Dr. Zare, who is an experienced and gifted surgeon.
Edy L. San Francisco, CA

Had an outpatient laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Zare almost three months ago. The entire experience - from initial consultation to completion -- could not be better. Dr. Zare and staff were very professional and pleasant to work with - even in the midst of COVID-19. The surgery and recovery went without a hitch. I highly recommended Dr. Zare.
Nicki T Los Gatos, CA

I had surgery for an open ventral hernia repair with mesh. Dr. Zare was professional in all ways. He explained what he was doing and why it was going to work. The surgery was held in a surgery center that was very clean with a very caring staff. After the surgery which I felt was very successful I was contacted by both the surgery center and Dr. Zare. I recommend him unconditionally
Diane K. Morgan Hill, CA

I am writing to let others know how very pleased I am with the care that I received by Dr. Marc Zare. I am a RN and work in the hospital setting, and appreciate a system that runs efficiently, as they are very well organized. His office is very clean and the staff is very polite and respectful.

In particular, not only his office staff, but the Knowles Surgical Center staff was very attentive and caring and answered all of my questions with ease, pre-op and post-op. Thank you for all your efforts, and those of your staff.

Phil R. Gilroy, CA

Dr Zare and his staff are amazing! I had a double hernia and after 4 weeks I am now almost fully recovered. He did make it sound a little faster to recover from than it was, but I guess it's better to not worry about 1 week of pain vs one day? Every aspect of my diagnosis and surgery was very professionally and efficiently handled by the doctor and his staff. Even the surgical center that is used was amazing.
Romina Y.Campbell, CA

Dr. Zare removed my Gallbladder about a year ago. Everything went smoothly and perfectly. I did not have any complications after the surgery. Then my mother who is about 85 years old with cardiovascular complications was hospitalized for stomach pain due to gallbladder stones. Dr. Zare operated on my mom and again it went well with no per-op or post-op complications. All is well with both the of us. Thanks to Dr. Zare. :) I recommend him to my friends and family.
Aly Z.San Jose, CA

Dr. Zare is an amazing doctor!! My dad went in with a bad stomach pain and within minutes Dr. Zare figures out it was a life-threatening situation and performed surgery the same day. Thanks to Dr. Zare my dad is still alive!!! We are so thankful we went to Dr. Zare and so happy that he helped my dad.
Val M.San Jose, CA

Dr Zaré is a laparoscopic wizard! Cholecystectomy done on 9/03, everyday recovery in just a few days, complete "gym ready" recovery in 3 weeks. Staff is efficient and courteous. Great surgical experience!
Theresa M.Campbell, CA

I was referred to Dr. Zare by coworkers of mine at GSH. I had a minor surgical procedure and from start to finish went very smooth. He has a very nice office and is very friendly and easy to talk to. I was most impressed by his office staff. I had to reschedule my surgery due to a death in the family and his staff was very understanding and changed my surgery date with no issues.

I would definitely go back to him if I ever need a surgeon in the future.

Jim C. San Jose, CA

Had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure performed by Dr. Zare last year. Everyone in the office was friendly and helpful from the time I walked in. The doctor explained the procedure during the consultation visit and thoroughly answered all questions. The procedure went as anticipated and I am very pleased with the very minimal scarring.
Jeff R.San Jose, CA

I was referred to Dr. Zare by another doctor that I respect very much. Dr. Zare was very thoughtful when working with me to get my appendix removed. I had some unusual circumstances, and some overseas travel to consider. Now that the procedure is done, everything went exactly to plan, and I am looking forward to returning to full physical activity.
Niki G.Cupertino, CA

I had been suffering for a year with a pilonidal cyst that would not go away. I had seen several surgeons before Dr. Zare who mentioned very invasive methods for the removal of the cyst. Dr. Zare was accommodating and scheduled me within a week for a consultation followed by surgery. Generally the surgery can take up to 6 weeks to recover from, but with his thorough & conservative approach I had no complications after my surgery and was back to normal after only 2-3 weeks. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Debra R.San Jose, CA

A little over two years ago, Dr. Zare did my Nissen Fundoplication for my GERD. I went from being extremely ill and unable to eat anything without reflux to having a perfectly normal stomach. I can now eat anything I want. I have a cup of coffee every morning and a glass of wine a few times a week.

Before surgery I experienced constant indigestion, bloating, trapped gas, and delayed motility. Now I have none of these symptoms.

Prior to surgery I took Aciphex, Reglan, Axid, and Simethicone regularly; now I take only one Aciphex.

I wish I had done the surgery sooner, because it radically improved the quality of my life.

If you need to have a Nissen Fundoplication, you won't find a better surgeon than Dr. Zare.

Paul m.San Jose, CA

I had to have a small lump removed and I was referred to Dr Zare. I wasn't sure what to expect since I hadn't had this minor surgery done before. I went to his office and was immediately impressed how nice the staff was and how nice the office was. Dr Zare was on time for my appointment and was very nice. He explained everything to me and when the surgery was done a month later, he did a great job. I can't even see the scar anymore! If I had to have another surgery done, I would immediately seek Dr Zare out again to do it no questions asked! He did a great job and took great care of me.
Margo S.Campbell, CA

Dr. Zaré is a great surgeon. I went to him after being in the ER due to gallstones and a gallstone attack. I knew surgery was the best option for me and Dr. Zaré made the whole process easy for me. When I met him, he asked some questions and knew surgery was the best option also. He explained how it would be a laparoscopic surgery and would take about an hour for the whole procedure. After the procedure I had some pain but with the help of family I was able to get through the first couple days of the pain. By day 3 post op I felt pretty normal and was eating a normal low fat diet. I went back to work after a week and felt fine. Recovery has been easy considering and I appreciate Dr Zaré and even his staff (Amelia) who worked with me to plan surgery and was able to email me any notes I needed. I would go back to Dr Zaré if I ever need another general surgeon!
Ali T.Los Gatos, CA

My dad needed to have his gallbladder removed so after doing some research we decided to book an appointment with Dr. Zareh. From the initial appointment to the day of surgery, everything went great and smooth. My Dad and I were very impressed with his office follow-ups and how easy the whole process was. Thank you Dr. Zare and his team!
Tina S.San Jose, CA

Dr. Zare took very good care of me on my emergency appendectomy surgery. I went to Good Samaritan Hospital ER with stomach pains , and he came to do my surgery at midnight. He was caring and gentle, and made me feel like I was in very good hands. He did a beautiful job on my surgery - I was done in 1 hour, with just 3 little "mosquito bite-like" marks on my belly. In fact, one of them is in my belly button so you can't even see it.

His staff and billing department are very professional and efficient. We had to re-bill because my insurance didn't realize he was a participating provider on my plan, and his office was willing to wait patiently with my bill, until it got straightened out. Thank you very much, Dr. Zare!

Loretta S.Los Gatos, CA

Recommended by my GP, turned out to be an awesome surgeon, saved my life. After he heard my story of my illness and received the results of my colonoscopy exam, he saw the urgency of my blocked digestive system and fit me in his surgery schedule in a 2 days. With precision surgeon expertise and his medical team, they adjusted to the larger, longer, and a successful surgery, I felt no more pain (just sore) even without pain medication, even when I cough or sneeze - no pain, and well on my way to complete recovery! Thank you.
Felipe L.San Jose, CA

Terrific bedside manner. Straight to the point and thoughful doctor who took the time to really explain my symptoms and the surgery to fix me! This is the third time I have had to have surgery and the smoothest least painful surgery ever. If you find yourself in the unhappy place of having to have surgery, this is the best surgeon to fix you.
Corinne D.Saratoga, CA

I had my gallbladder removed by Dr Marc Zare by Laparoscopy procedure last May as out patient. He was recommended by my gastroenterologist Dr Balaa and after my first consultation with Dr Zare I felt confident he was the right surgeon for me. Surgery at Good Samaritan went very well. I had good post instructions which I carefully followed, and I was back to normal pretty fast. I have had no problems at all since surgery and highly recommend Dr Zare, his staff is also very nice and competent.