Welcome to Marcia Surgical Center
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About Us


Expert Surgical Healthcare

Our mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. We are dedicated to providing the highest possible standard surgical care to patients in the region and beyond. We strive to offer top level service at affordable prices and assure your overall satisfaction.


Experienced Medical Professionals

Our medical professionals are highly trained and have many years of experience. We offer a broad array of services geared to address today's most common physical problems. We offer emergency services as well as elective care. The full gamut of plastic and reconstructive surgery is offered at reasonable prices.   

There is laboratory and radiological support, a 6 bed ICU, full-fledged operating rooms, comfortable recovery and inpatient ward and outpatient consultation rooms.


A Personal Approach

Our goal is to improve and maintain your overall health and appearance. There is no one size fits all approach, and you can expect a focused plan to assist you in achieving your goals. 


Reconstructive Surgery

We offer a variety of reconstructive procedures to correct various deformities of the face and body resulting from birth deformity or injury. Whether simple scars or burn contractures, skin surgery can significantly improve appearance and function. Cleft lip and palate can be corrected as a first procedure or secondarily after.  Various maxillofacial problems, soft-tissue tumors, post surgical deformities, trauma, burns, and congenital deformities may be corrected. Issues with the hand and foot may be addressed with relatively simple surgery. 

Cosmetic Surgery

We offer procedures to rejuvenate the face, or simply improve appearance by changing the structure of various aspects of the face and body. We use fat grafting, face lifting, remove eyebags, tuck the ears, reshape the nose, increase or decrease the size of the lips. Male breasts may be reduced. Female breasts may be enlarged with silicone implants, lifted by itself or reduced. Inverted nipples may be corrected. The abdomen may be restored to its aesthetic appearance by liposuction and/or abdominoplasty. Various pockets of fat may be removed with liposuction. The upper arm and thighs may be tucked and tightened with surgery if needed. 


General Surgery

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Herniorrhaphy

Orthopedic Surgery

  • ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
  • CREF (Closed Reduction External Fixation)
  • Ligament reconstruction of joints (ex. ACL reconstruction)
  • Hip replacement 
  • Knee (total or partial) replacement 
  • Arthroscopy (mostly knees & shoulders)
  • Shoulder replacement 

Neurological Surgery

  • Lumbar dissecting for a herniated disc
  • Lumbar laminectomy for a neurogenic claudication
  • Cervical laminectomy for cervical stenosis
  • Anterior cervical discectomy & fusion
  • Nerve root decompression (cervical, thoracic, & lumbar)
  • Craniotomy & evacuation of hematoma
  • Surgical intervention for some brain and spinal tumors
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • VP shunt placement (for hydrocephalus, NPH, etc.)
  • Suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation
  • Shunt placement for syringohydromyelia (Syrinx)

Vascular Surgery 

  • Permanently removing varicose veins
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Access procedures for hemodialysis

Other Services

  • Bunions and various toe deformities can be corrected
  • Microsurgical procedures such as replantation

Emergency Room

Common things treated include:

  • Cuts, burns
  • Animal bites
  • Falls, strains/sprains
  • Broken bones
  • Asthma attacks
  • Ear infection
  • Shortness of breath due to cold or flu
  • Sinusitis


  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Urinalysis (UA)
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood gas (ABG)
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Coagulation study (PT/PTT/INR)
  • Pregnancy test
  • Liver function tests (LFTs)



Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Tewodros (Teddy) Messele Gedebou graduated from Stanford University (1989), UC San Francisco School of Medicine (1993), trained in general surgery at U.Arizona (1993-1998), plastic & reconstructive surgery at UI Chicago (1998 - 2001) and reconstructive microsurgery at CGMH in Taiwan (2001-2) before starting his career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, as director of wound center and director of plastic & reconstructive surgery/trauma. In 2006, he returned to Ethiopia to establish the ICON Clinic. He has extensive experience undertaking the full gamut of plastic surgery, some general and vascular surgery and hand surgery for over a decade. Now, he has founded the Marcia Surgical Center with the desire to establish a modern health care facility to attract other well trained surgeons from the US to provide top notch services for patients.

General Surgeon

Dr. Samuel Workneh

Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr. Firdawek Mamo


Dr. Girma Makonnen

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Samuel Haile 


  • Urological surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I make an appointment?

   Please call during normal business hours, or you may show up in person at our reception desk.

2. Is there a waiting list for an appointment? For surgery?

     There is a waiting list for elective consultation and surgery. (Emergencies are handled immediately through the ER). For patients from abroad, you may register beforehand, or inform the front desk of your time constraints and we will accommodate you. 

3. Is there accommodation for overnight stay including for helpers?

     Yes, we have private wings for inpatient stay and you may have one person stay with you, if desired.

4. How about safety or risks of infection?

    Based on my experience in the U.S., Taiwan, and here, our infection risks have proven to be extremely minimal; even lower than when I was in the U.S. 

Contact Us

Please send us a message or call us for an appointment.

Marcia Surgical Center

Behind Dembel Center, next to Mark Advert, Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

+251911864672 +251930109751 +251115579490


Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

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