Dr. Z completed his basic education in Venezuela, and then chose to relocate to Guadalajara, Mexico to complete his medical training. After graduating in the top 10% of his medical school class and earning multiple academic honors, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina to pursue further training in Basic Sciences and General Surgery.
Prior to his surgical training, Dr. Zavadzkas participated in a nationally recognized cardiothoracic research program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He then matriculated into the General Surgery residency program at MUSC. His surgical training has been highlighted with many accolades including being voted intern on the year, presenting at several national academic conferences, and being nominated for many teaching awards.
Dr. Z has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals and participated in numerous scientific meetings. He holds active memberships in multiple medical and surgical societies and continues to support these organizations. He is a board-certified general surgeon and has a particular interest in minimally invasive abdominal surgery, weight loss surgery, gallbladder disease, oncology, and endoscopy.
Dr. Z lives in Carteret County with his wife, Kathy, and two daughters Vanessa and Lucia. Dr. Z stays active in his free time. He enjoys biking, sailing, and water sports in Jacksonville and Morehead City, North Carolina. As one of our Weight Loss Surgeons, Dr. Z enjoys working closely with his patients as we weight loss surgeon to help them achieve their weight loss goals and improve their overall health and well-being.