Since its beginning, Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery has always been a place of innovation and excellence. In fact, the inscription on Dr. DeBakey’s Medal of Honor reads: “My goal in life has been the pursuit of excellence.” The current-day efforts of our faculty build on this heritage as we continue to expand and attract world-renowned surgeons with advanced subspecialty expertise.

Today, we treat more than 10,000 surgical cases and 37,000 patient visits a year, bringing together the knowledge and experience of over 140 faculty physicians and researchers across 11 clinical divisions at five primary affiliated teaching hospitals. Under the leadership of our Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs Dr. William E. Fisher, working together with our other clinical leaders, our clinical programs continue to expand in breadth, volume and quality.

In recent years, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has seen an explosion in new surgical programs, with more than a 250% increase in case volume over the past three years. During this time, we have launched a series of new cutting-edge programs, including new sections and programs offering scarless thyroid surgery, robotic thoracic, colorectal and pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive bariatric and cardiac surgery, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) for lung transplantation, and comprehensive limb salvage care via the Save the Extremity Program (STEP). These all echo Dr. DeBakey’s wise guidance to continue the pursuit of excellence in all our endeavors.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Center for Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

For information about our pediatric surgical service, please see Texas Children's Hospital Surgery.