Department of Surgery Faculty
Wayne H. Schwesinger, M.D.
Professor of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director and Chief, General Surgery B and Surgical Endoscopy
Division: General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Local Hospital Affiliations
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa
University Health System
Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) Ambulatory Surgery
Robert B. Green Campus University Health System
American Board of Surgery
MD - University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1965
Internship - King County Hospital, Seattle, WA - 1965-66
Surgical Residency School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC - 1968-70; 1972-1974
Gastroenterology Fellow, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina - 1970-72
Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina - 1973
Research interests: Diverticular Disease in Hispanics, Outcomes in Biliary surgery
Clinical interests: Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Biliary disease, Bariatric Surgery Diverticular Disease
Can Gastric Irrigation Prevent Infection During NOTES Mesh Placement?
Buck L, Michalek J, Van Sickle K, Schwesinger W, Bingener J. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Aug 13. Epub ahead of print.
double-blinded trial investigating the impact of a curriculum focused on error
recognition on laparoscopic suturing training.
Bingener J, Boyd T, Van Sickle K, Jung I, Saha A, Winston J, Lopez PP, Ojeda H, Schwesinger W, Anastakis D. American Journal of Surgery, Volume 195, Issue 2 (February 2008)
Biosketch: Wayne H. Schwesinger, MD is a native of Tacoma, Washington and a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. After a tour of duty in the United States Air Force he completed his training in general surgery and gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor of Surgery and the Director of Surgical Endoscopy. He is a member of 17 professional organizations. His clinical and research interests include biliary and diverticular disease and the surgical management of obesity.
2014 Global Directory of Who's Who Executives & Professionals
2011 - 2014, Best Doctors in America® database
2011 SAGES Foundation Jeffrey L. Ponsky Master Educator in Edoscopy Award
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
2008 Clinical Excellence Award: Presidental Award, UTHSCSA
2005 - 2014 Texas Best Doctors
2005 - 2014 Best Doctors in America
American College of Surgeons
American Gastroenterological Association
American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Surgical Association
Association of Academic Surgeons
International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association
J.B. Aust Surgical Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Southern Surgical Association
Southwestern Surgical Congress
Texas Medical Society