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Aakash Gajjar
Departments: Surgery-General Surgery
Specialties: Colon and Rectal Surgery
Languages: English
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Dr. Aakash H. Gajjar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He received his BA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and his MD from The University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. He then completed his surgical residency at The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Oklahoma and his Colorectal Fellowship from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Gajjar includes memberships at the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Medical Association. He has received awards and honors such as being honored in ‘Houstonia Magazine Top Doctors’ in 2014-2015 and ‘Texas Monthly Magazine Rising Stars’ in 2014-2016. His research has been published in various journals such as Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastroenterology, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Gajjar is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and by The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Gajjar’s interests involve colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy and robotic surgery, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, colon and rectal cancer, fistulas, and fissures.

Medical/Professional School:

University of Texas Medical school - San Antonio, TX, MD, 2004


University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, OK, 2009


Colorectal, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX, 2010


General Surgery, University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, OK, 2005


Surgery,American Board of Surgery

,Colon and Rectal Surgery, The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS)

UTMB Health General Surgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
Fax: (409) 772-4456

UTMB Health General Surgery - League City Campus Clinics
2240 Gulf Freeway South #2.100
League City, TX 77573
Fax: (281) 309-0419

UTMB Health General Surgery - Webster
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX 77598

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a plusApr 15,2016
Dr Gajjar is my hero. He performed colon cancer surgery on me last year with very good results. He is so intelligent and so caring and so approachable. He listens and he gives great advice. He is a great asset to UTMB and I feel so fortunate to have him as my surgeon.Apr 04,2016
Concise and thorough, great communications skills (spoke to my level of understanding), answered all questions to my satisfaction and explained all procedures and protocols completely.Mar 07,2016
I have absolutely nothing but good things to say about Dr. Gajjar ! He has been kind and very attentive to all of my needs and concerns about my health and condition! I wish more doctors were just like him! He's a great surgeon and a caring man! I have never heard anyone say anything but good things about him! Glad to have him for my doctor and friend!Feb 15,2016
Was very respectful & explained everything clearly.Feb 01,2016
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