Together, the Division of General Surgery and the Division of Surgical Oncology bring an array of specialty care to the Texas Medical Center. Services include leading-edge acute and critical care, as well as cancer surgery within the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Our team includes specialized surgeons entirely focused on breast surgery within the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, and pancreas surgery within the Elkins Pancreas Center. Our cancer program also includes experts in liver, colorectal, and endocrine tumors as well as melanoma and sarcoma.
The Division of General Surgery offers both a General Surgery Residency and the Surgical Critical Care Residency.
Our general surgery residency program remains one of the best in the country. Surgery residents are exposed to acute care surgery and surgery critical care at all of our affiliate hospitals. Our residents also excel in operative experience with penetrating trauma at Ben Taub Hospital, and complex surgical oncology from our very high volume of patients with hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colorectal, and other gastrointestinal tumors, as well as breast, sarcoma, melanoma, and neuroendocrine malignancies. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching residents in the operating room, at the bedside, and in multidisciplinary clinics and conferences.
As a result of our research efforts, patients of the Divisions of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology 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.