Dr. Cione is recognized by Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci ® robot, as a national epicenter surgeon. He is the only general surgery epicenter in North Texas. This prestigious designation enables Dr. Cione to train surgeons from around the country in robotics.
Dr. Cione graduated from Baylor University. He attended U.T. Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he graduated with the Hudson-Penn award as outstanding student in general surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He is board certified in general surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served as chief of surgery and president of the medical staff at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Dr. Cione has served as chairman of surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano and is the former medical staff president. He is trained in robotic surgery, single site robotic surgery and advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Cione is a member of the Trauma Team of surgeons at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano. Dr. Cione is a regional master instructor for Davol, Inc. in laparoscopic hernia repairs. He has been named Texas Super Doctor in the Texas Monthly publication. He has also been named in the D Magazine as one of the Best Doctors in Collin County. Dr. Cione is happily married to his wife Jill and they have been blessed with four children. He is active at Prestonwood Baptist Church where he has served as deacon.