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Aakash Gajjar, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Departments: 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

Internships:

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

Residencies:

University of Oklahoma - Tulsa, OK, 2009

Fellowships:

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


Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, Surgery

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

UTMB Health General Surgery - Galveston
1005 Harborside Drive 5th Floor
Galveston, TX 77555
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I feel i have a very good understanding of my condition and my upcoming procedures.Jun 16,2017
*Dr. Gajjar inspired confidence and hope. He was very open and clear about my cancer and explained any problems that might show up and his approach to them. He is thorough.Jun 30,2017
great doctorJul 21,2017
My care has always been great and continues to be great with Dr. Gajjar!Jul 17,2017
He is the most caring doctor. When he orders X-RAYS & TESTS and something looks strange, he's immediately contacting a specialist for me to see (gynecologist & pulmonologist).Jul 28,2017
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