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David Young, MD

3.5 out of 5 
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General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - Tyler

721-A Clinic Drive
Tyler, TX 75701

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery

700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510
Tyler, TX 75701

David Young, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler. He has been performing various surgeries including gallbladder, hernia, colon resections, thyroidectomies and breast cancer care for more than 20 years.

“I was attracted to general surgery for a variety of reasons. I love the diversity of the disease processes and the different organ systems that are involved. This specialty requires knowledge of a vast number of surgical procedures and techniques. Surgery also offers a unique opportunity to have an immediate, potentially lifesaving impact on a patient’s life. I have found this rewarding beyond measure,” he said.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Young enjoys being outdoors. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, handloading, competitive shooting, leatherworking and rose gardening.

Dr. Young is employed as a clinical faculty physician at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler under the UT Tyler School of Medicine.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification


Residency/Chief Resident: General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta

Internship: General Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta

Doctor of Medicine: Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, College Station 

Master of Clinical Gerontology: Baylor University, Waco

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Baylor University, Waco

American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Texas Medical Association, Member

Smith County Medical Society, Past President 2018

Texas Surgical Society, Member

Featured Reviews



This rating is done on behalf of a Buddhist nun named Sophia Mac who has a language barrier. She also doesn’t have internet access to complete this task herself. According to nun Sophia, Dr. David Young was very thorough and excellent at his profession when treating her. Dr. Young was also very patient in answering all of her questions as she was very nervous about having surgery. She is very grateful for having the attentive care of Dr. David Young.

   — Linh Chau


Dr Young and his staff are wonderful! He treated me for breast cancer. He was thorough, kind and had a great bedside manner. I had to have 2 surgeries and couldn't be more pleased with my experience dealing with Dr Young and his team!

   — Tracy Rumsey


Excellent at explaining every detail of diagnosis and treatment, very personable and kind. Very skilled. Most importantly he treated me as a person. He listens, he answers, and he follows through. Cannot ask for better.

   — Judy Gallimore


We understood exactly what was going to happen through every step of my husband's procedure. Dr. Young made us feel very secure. I highly recommend him.

   — Lori Cook


Dr Young did a right colectomy two weeks ago. Had to take out my appendix also. (3 1/2 hour surgery) Almost no pain, and home five days later with no issues. Very good surgeon. I don’t care about bedside manner, I want the best surgeon and that’s what I got.

   — Darrell Cook


Dr. Young has done 2 Hernia repairs on me. First he did my left side then 1.5yrs later my right side. I haven't had any problems with the repairs. His office staff went above and beyond helping set up both surgeries. The right side ended up being a double hernia and the staff bent over backwards to schedule the operation asap so I could get relief from the pain. I would highly recommend him for any surgery. Big shout out to the office workers and nurses Thank You.

   — Terry Pittman