Born just south of the Mason-Dixon line in 1952, I became a Texan after moving to Victoria just weeks before hurricane Carla roared through South Texas, the summer of '61. Who could not fall in love with a State that did everything on such a grand scale? The Gulf Coast has been my home ever since. After graduating from Texas A&M University, I returned to the coast to attend Medical School and Surgical Residency at UTMB, on Galveston Island. After nine years of training I was invited by the surgical community to establish practice here in 1983.
During the following years I became a Fellow of the the American College of Surgeons, Singleton Surgical Society , and a Charter Member of the Laparoendoscopic Surgical Society. I was invited to join the Texas Surgical Society . I have served on most (and chaired many) committees at both hospitals, and served as Chief of Surgery at both hospitals. I am a Past President of the Medical Staff at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. I have been a delegate and alternate to the Texas Medical Society, and President of the Jefferson County Medical Society. I have been active in these endeavors in order to improve the care of patients in our area. Click here for complete Cirriculum Vitae
My wife Terri, and I love Southeast Texas, with its lakes, shoreline, forests, and people. We enjoy horseback riding, flying, cooking, and motorcycle riding together. We love spending time serving the people of Central America on surgical mission trips, and were married while serving in Honduras. Most of all, I enjoy the people of Southeast Texas. We all live in the shadow of Houston, with the Medical Center and M. D. Anderson Hospital, but I am glad to report that SETSA offers treatment options crafted locally to meet individual needs. Surgery for many common types of cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and endocrine disorders are commonly done here. I treat spider vein /varicose vein disease without the need of operation, as well as minimally invasive surgery, and surgery for breast diseases.
As a Christian, I practice compassionate care, tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and their family. Our group setting allows for round-the-clock coverage for patients, while allowing each surgeon the time required to have a family life and return refreshed to give excellent quality care for you and your family.
My wife and I have a special place in our hearts for people of other countries who are not as fortunate we in the United States are, to have access to medical care. We make trips to several foreign countries to participate with others in medical mission campaigns. These trips have changed our lives. The accounts of these people seeking simple medical care are heart-warming. If you are interested in the stories and pictures of these trips, please join us by clicking on the missions tab on the left. Don't get me started talking about these trips, or you will never get out of the office.