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General Surgery

General Surgery

UT Health East Texas is proud to offer exceptional surgical services for patients requiring surgery at our hospitals throughout the region. General surgeons treat diseases of the abdomen, breast, head and neck, blood vessels and digestive tract. They also manage care of patients who have been injured or who have deformities or other conditions that need surgery. The UT Health surgical team is committed to helping each patient achieve his or her wellness goals with outstanding care and compassion.

 

UT Health surgeons care for these and other areas:

  • Colon, esophagus, stomach and small bowel
  • Gallbladder and biliary tree
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders
  • Diseases of the breast
  • Skin and wound care
  • Hernia care
  • Burn care through the UT Health East Texas Wound Healing Center
  • Placement of infusion ports of all types

 

UT Health surgeons are proficient with minimally-invasive laparoscopic techniques, which offer quicker recovery times and less postoperative pain. Several of our Tyler surgeons offer minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery using the Da Vinci Xi © Surgical System.

One of our most specialized areas is at the UT Health Center for Colorectal Disorders. Dr Rebecca Cali provides many surgical treatments including:

  • Sphincter surgery - Repairs separated muscle ends.
  • SECCA - Delivers radiofrequency energy to the muscles of the anal canal to change tissue compliance resulting in overall tightening of the anal canal.
  • Bulking agent - Narrows and tightens the anal canal through an injection of material at four points.
  • Sacral nerve stimulation - Delivers low-amplitude electrical current to the sacral nerve with an implantable generator.

 

To receive more information about these and other surgical procedures offered by UT Health East Texas Physicians or to make an appointment, please call 903-596-DOCS.

Providers For General Surgery

Colorectal surgery

Rebecca Cali, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Colorectal Surgery
1000 E. Fifth St. Ste. 200 - Tyler, TX

General Surgery

Steven W. Cox, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Podiatry, Plastic Surgery & General Surgery - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Breast Health, General Surgery

Robert Dorman, MD, PhD, FACS

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Center
700 Olympic Plaza Ste. 101 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Surgery
115 Medical Cir., Ste. 107 - Athens, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Surgery
203 Nacogdoches Ste. 220 - Jacksonville, TX

General Surgery

Ladd Hoffman, MD, MBA

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Carthage - Family Medicine & Women's Wellness
305 W. Cottage Road - Carthage, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Henderson - Family Medicine and Pediatrics
300 Wilson St. Ste. 2 E - Henderson, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Henderson - Surgery
300 Wilson St. 2nd floor - Henderson, TX

Hepatobiliary Care (Liver, Pancreas, Bile Ducts, Gallbladder), General Surgery

Hishaam Ismael, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 Building G - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Podiatry, Plastic Surgery & General Surgery - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Bariatric surgery, General Surgery

Charles Keith, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - Bariatrics
1100 E. Lake St., Ste. 150 - Tyler, TX

General Surgery

Jurek Kocik, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Pittsburg - Specialty Clinic
2701 U.S. Highway 271 N. - Pittsburg, TX

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - Tyler
721-A Clinic Drive - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510 - Tyler, TX

General Surgery, Breast Health

Christine Moulds-Merritt, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas HOPE Breast Center
700 Olympic Plaza Ste. 101 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Podiatry, Plastic Surgery & General Surgery - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510 - Tyler, TX

General Surgery

Danny Pugh, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Surgery
115 Medical Cir., Ste. 107 - Athens, TX

General Surgery

David Young, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - Tyler
721-A Clinic Drive - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510 - Tyler, TX

General Surgery

Cheryl Houston, PA-C

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Podiatry, Plastic Surgery & General Surgery - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Podiatry, Plastic Surgery & General Surgery - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX