As a worldwide pioneer in endoscopic plastic surgery, he first came to Singapore for the purpose of transferring knowledge, and conducting workshops and surgical demonstrations in 1996. In 2000, he was invited again by the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgery to present his techniques in “Refinements in Liposculpture with patient in Standing Position” as well as updating on “Endoscopic Plastic Surgery. During this time, Dr Marco was already attracting many overseas patients into Singapore for surgery. Under the Singapore “Hunting for Talents” programme, Dr Marco was invited to work in Singapore to attract more international patients and to make Singapore a Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Hub. Dr Marco graduated from the School of Medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil in 1978 and achieved professional recognition and certification in Plastic Surgery in 1984.
Dr Marco obtained a conditional Certificate of Medical Registration from the Singapore Medical Council in 2000 and in April 2002, the Certificate of Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery. In March 2002, he obtained the Certificate of Specialist Accreditation from the Ministry of Health, Singapore. In 2005, Dr Marco obtained his full registration with the Singapore Medical Council. He has won several international awards for his pioneering work in Endoscopic Abdominoplasty and Breast Surgery. He is frequently invited to conduct surgical demonstrations and to impart his knowledge on his special techniques. Dr Marco has published many journals and book chapters relating to the field of plastic & cosmetic surgery.