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Dr. Marco Vargas

Triple Board-Certified Podiatrist

Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, I always wanted to be a doctor but wasn’t sure what kind. While playing football at the University of Florida, I suffered a foot injury and met my mentor, Stuart Leeds, in my hometown of Miami, Florida. This experience introduced me to the specialty of podiatry. I remember being impressed by going to his office in pain, wondering if I was going to need surgery, and leaving after my first visit pain-free, having done everything that I needed right there in his office. And, best of all, I never had to have surgery! He was also the team podiatrist for the Miami Heat and the University of Miami athletes. That garnered my attention at the time since I was an athlete myself and was interested in sports medicine. Eventually, when I finished my surgical residency in Los Angeles, I joined his successor and my biomechanics professor, Dr. James Losito, and worked with the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association and the Miami Fusion of Major League Soccer as a team doctor.

After a short time practicing in Miami, I was recruited by a hospital in Richmond, Texas. I made the move and began my journey in private practice on February 3, 2000. Since then, my practice has grown significantly. I have been blessed to have a fulfilling and rewarding career including being an attending surgeon for the Greater Texas Education Foundation podiatry residency training program, as well as a team doctor for the Sugar Land Skeeters minor league baseball team. I have also hosted radio shows on Univision and La Tremenda and made television appearances on Telemundo and CBS local news.

Away From the Office

I have three wonderful children, Olivia, Lucas, and Zachary, and two English bulldogs, Paco and Blue. In my spare time, I enjoy working out and spending time with my boys, boxing with my son Lucas, and spending time at my home in Cabo San Lucas. I also enjoy fishing and boating and anything that has to do with the ocean. I am a HUGE Florida Gator and Miami Dolphin fan and always cheer for Colombia in the World Cup!

I consider myself fortunate to be a resident of Fort Bend County and to be able to practice in Sugar Land and Katy. I enjoy being able to treat patients and watch them feel improvement in a short period of time and be able to return to work, school, and the activities that they enjoy. It is my most sincere desire that you feel comfortable in my practice. I am honored by and appreciate the trust that you have placed in us to take care of your foot and ankle problems.

Board Certifications

  • Foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Foot surgery by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
  • Primary podiatric medicine by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry


  • Anaheim General Hospital – Anaheim, California
    Podiatric Surgery Resident July 1997 – June 1999
    Chief Resident 1998-1999
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine – Miami Shores, FL
    Graduated May 1997
  • University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry
  • Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Member, Harris County Podiatric Medical Society
  • Member, Texas Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Diabetes Association

Meet Dr. Marco Vargas - Schedule Your Appointment Today

To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (281) 313-0090 to reach our Sugar Land and Katy, TX, offices. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:

  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Complete Examination
  • Discover Your Options
  • Custom Treatment Plan

During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Meet Your Experts The doctors of Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists have transformed the lives of thousands of people since 2000 with their commitment to providing high-quality, personalized podiatric care. Our Team of experts offer specialized care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Their approach to treatment includes using cutting-edge technologies to diagnose and heal your foot or ankle issue quickly. Together, Dr. Vargas and Dr. Marcelo bring decades of experience to our patients every day. Our goal is to provide fast foot and ankle pain relief with surgery as a last resort. In fact, 90% of our patients say they experience pain relief at their first visit! Read More
What To Expect On Your First Visit Meet Our Team And Discover Your Options
  • Discuss Your Goals
  • Complete Examination
  • Discover Your Options
  • Custom Treatment Plan
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Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful!— Hilda
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We Service All The Following Towns & Their Surrounding Areas...
Houston, TX Sugar Land, TX Katy, TX
Sugar Land Office 15200 Southwest Fwy. Suite 150 Sugar Land, TX 77478 Get Directions Monday - Friday By Appointment
Katy Office 23410 Grand Reserve Dr. Suite 804 Katy, TX 77494 Get Directions Monday - Friday By Appointment