About Us

The Division of General Surgery, under the leadership of our Clinical Vice Chair Dr. William E. Fisher, is bringing a new array of specialty care to Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center at the same time it is introducing closed-unit critical care and acute care surgery services campus wide. Specialty services include a leading-edge endocrine surgery section, a new Weight Loss and Metabolic Center, and minimally invasive colorectal surgery offered at Baylor’s new Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic.

Our general surgery residency program remains one of the best in the country. The program now offers a Global Surgery Track for surgical residents to receive international and rural training in non-traditional specialties. Our one-year surgical critical care residency provides training in all phases of surgical critical care and research.

As a result of the general surgery division’s innovative research programs, patients receive specialized diagnostic assessment; access to the newest treatment modalities, including clinical trials of new pharmacologic therapies and emerging surgical techniques; and coordinated follow-up of their care at all of our clinical sites.