Division Overview

The Division of GI/Endocrine Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides clinical coverage at Parkland Hospital, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals (William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital).

Our primary practices include:

During the past several years there has been significant growth in all these areas.

Bariatric Surgery

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 clinical care for bariatric surgery patients, to educate surgeons, primary care physicians, 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 Benjamin Schneider, M.D.Sara Hennessy, M.D.Nancy Puzziferri, M.D., Daniel Scott, M.D., and Mark Watson, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery

Our colon and rectal surgery program is committed to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. We have four experienced colon and rectal surgeons: Farshid Araghizadeh, M.D., Section Chief; Abier Abdelnaby, M.D., Joselin Anandam, M.D., and Craig Olson, 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 colorectal disorders. UT Southwestern allows our patients access to comprehensive programs including multimodality therapy for cancer, genetic counseling, and testing for hereditary colorectal cancer.

Endocrine Surgery

The section of endocrine surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center consists of endocrine surgeons Shelby Holt, M.D., Section Chief; Alan Dackiw, M.D., Fiemu E. Nwariaku, M.D., and Sarah Oltmann, M.D. Their interests include thyroid surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenal surgery, and neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract.

General Surgery

Our general surgery program consists of Robert V. Rege, M.D., Wendy White, M.D., and William W. Turner, Jr., M.D. Our surgeons focus on the abdominal wall, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. The practice also includes benign soft tissue tumor excisions.

UT Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

The UT Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery (SCMIS) is a multispecialty center accredited by American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute (AEI). The primary focus of the center is to provide basic and advanced surgical skills training including robotic and team training for residents, students, community surgeons, UT Southwestern faculty, and staff.