The Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery Division of the Department of Surgery provides clinical coverage at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Zale Lipshy and St. Paul).
Our primary practices include:
During the past several years there has been significant growth in all these areas.
The Clinical Center for the Surgical Management of Obesity (CCSMO) was established in 2000 to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing surgical therapy for the treatment of severe obesity. Our mission is to provide multidisciplinary clinical care for bariatric surgery patients, to educate surgeons, primary care physicians, and nurses, and allied-health professionals regarding the indications, benefits, and techniques of bariatric surgery, and produce research into the pathophysiology and treatment of severe obesity. Our surgeons include Drs. Arsalla Islam, Daniel Scott, and Mark Watson.
The section of endocrine surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center consists of endocrine surgeons Shelby Holt, M.D., Fiemu E. Nwariaku, M.D., Jennifer Rabaglia, M.D., and Stacey Woodruff, M.D.. Their interests include thyroid surgery, minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenal surgery, and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract.
Our colon and rectal surgery program is committed to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. We have five experienced colon and rectal Surgeons, Farshid Araghizadeh, M.D., Section Head, Abier Abdelnaby, M.D., Yomi Fayiga, M.D., Craig Olson, M.D. , and Saul Sokol, M.D. In conjunction with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, we train one resident each year in an ACGME-approved program. UT Southwestern is committed to expanding the range of services offered to patients with colo-rectal disorders. UT Southwestern allows our patients access to comprehensive programs including multimodality therapy for cancer, genetic counseling, and testing for hereditary colorectal cancer
The UT Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is a multidisciplinary program administered by this Division. The primary focus of the center includes teaching programs for both residents, students, and community surgeons. We also have impressive research facilities for the development of new technologies in the rapidly advancing arena of minimally invasive surgery.