Training facilities — General Surgery residents will get to experience a broad spectrum of general surgery.
Academic Surgery – Residents will spend most of their time at University Hospital, our primary teaching facility, where they will experience academic surgery in an urban environment at a busy county hospital. But it's not all trauma and 'charity hospital' work. Residents also get valuable experience working in private practice environments in an urban setting by rotating through local private hospitals, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa hospitals in San Antonio, St. Luke's Baptist Hospital in the South Texas Medical Center.
General Surgery private practice in an urban environment – Funded by a Methodist Ministries grant, General Surgery residents also rotate through the local Methodist Health Care System's Methodist Hospital, Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, as well as one-month rotations with General Surgery Associates of San Antonio, one of the busiest local general surgery private practices.
General Surgery private practice in a rural environment – Additionally, residents experience private practice in a rural environment by rotating at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels and two regional medical centers in Harlingen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley.
University Hospital – University Hospital's Level I trauma center serves a 22-county region of South Texas – an area of almost 27,000 square miles – providing comprehensive care to many of the most critically injured patients from Bexar County, South Texas and beyond. UT Trauma faculty and residents staff the trauma center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With 713 beds, University Hospital serves the Bexar County
population and referred private patients of the Health Science Center
faculty. All surgical staff are full-time UTHSCSA faculty. A Level I
trauma center, the hospital provides state-of-the-art health care and
spans the range of medical, surgical, obstetrical, and pediatric
specialties. Critical care facilities include several specialized
intensive care units, including the largest neonatal ICU and a cardiac
catheterization laboratory with full intervention and electrophysiology
capabilities. Other specialized facilities include a comprehensive
endoscopy center for bronchoscopy and gastrointestinal procedures
including ERCP, esophageal studies, and advanced non-invasive cardiac
imaging. Radiology resources include CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and
interventional facilities. University Hospital is an active center for
bone marrow and solid organ transplantation. The Reeves Rehabilitation
Center, a comprehensive rehabilitation unit, specializes in the
treatment of patients recovering from various neurologic, cardiac, and
University Hospital website
South Texas Veterans Health Care System –
Located across the street from University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy
Memorial Veterans Hospital (VA) provides rotations in General Surgery,
Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery,
Orthopedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Cardiothoracic
Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Urology, and Endoscopy. All staff physicians
are full-time UTHSCSA faculty. Approximately 3,600 elective surgical
procedures are performed yearly at the VA. Although a small number of
surgical procedures are performed after hours, all trauma patients are
referred and treated at University Hospital. All patients are seen pre-
and postoperatively in contiguous outpatient facilities. The VA facility
provides an older patient population with complex medical and surgical
disease processes, although there are ample patients with more common
surgical problems such as inguinal hernia.
Audie Murphy VA Hospital website
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center – One of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care's two acute care hospitals is CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center, which opened in 1986 in the South Texas Medical Center. This 200 bed hospital brings together the advanced innovations of a new age in medicine and the time-honored values of the system's heritage in health care. It has a 24-hour emergency room, intensive care to all types of surgery and after care, diagnostics and radiology techniques, and a Mother & Baby Center. Adjacent to CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center is CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Rehabilitation Hospital - bringing full circle the patient's complete care for their condition and rehabilitation to help them return and adapt as needed to their lives.
The multi-million dollar renovations at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical
Center have resulted in new units featuring state-of-the-art equipment
and beautiful surroundings. Even though CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical
Center is a relatively new facility, it is undergoing extensive
renovations making it one of the most advanced hospitals in the area.
These upgrades are also transforming CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center
into a more comfortable, and beautiful facility that could pass for a
luxury hotel. Our patients often comment on the individualized care and
the homey atmosphere of the facility. Wood floors, comfortable
furniture, and special decorative appointments allow our patients to
feel more comfortable in a hospital environment. And, the hospital staff
care for their patients as if they were members of their own
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center website
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital – Downtown –
Serving more than 150,000 children each year, CSRCH is a 200-plus bed facility
and is the only academic Children's hospital in San Antonio, partnering with The
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio while collaborating
with private pediatricians to provide comprehensive pediatric services at one
location since 1959.
From neonatal intensive care to Children's emergency services, titanium rib
implants, a heart program especially designed for children, respite care and a
specialized asthma program, CSRCH continues to provide quality, innovative care
specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital website
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels –
The rotation at CHRISTUS New Braunfels provides residents with an opportunity
to treat patients from a smaller community than San
About 45 minutes away from UTHSCSA, in New Braunfels,
Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa New Braunfels is a 132-bed hospital, is a
full-service Hospital with state-of-the-art technology offering a full scope of
specialized services including cardiology services, women's services, surgical
services, rehabilitation services, imaging services, ICU, and 24/7 emergency
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels website
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – Westover Hills –
Westover Hills is the first acute-care hospital in the Westover Hill community,
the fastest growing area in San Antonio, Bexar County. The 150-bed hospital, a
full-service health care campus, with state-of-the-art technology offers a full
scope of specialized services to include women's services, in-patient and
out-patient surgical services, ICU, and emergency services. In addition to
providing quality and compassionate health care, we created an environment of
healing with amenities such as all private inpatient rooms and wireless internet
connectivity for patients and guests.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Westover Hills website
Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital –
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MST), a full-service hospital with
356 licensed beds, is widely acclaimed for its outstanding transplant programs
that feature heart,liver, pancreas and kidney transplants.
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital and the Texas Transplant Institute
are committed to excellence in transplant patient care, education and research.
Having performed transplants at this facility over two decades,a team of
dedicated transplant physicians and other transplant professionals have
accumulated a significant amount of clinical experience resulting in the organ
transplant programs being nationally-recognized for their contributions to
Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital website
Methodist Hospital – South Texas Medical Center –
Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital is a 683-bed, acute care, regional referral
center with 2,500 employees that is the pioneer flagship hospital of the South
Texas Medical Center. It is San Antonio's largest private hospital.
There are multiple critical care units at Methodist: surgical intensive care,
medical intensive care and neurological intensive care as well as a
highly-specialized bone marrow transplant unit. There are also intermediate
critical care units for those patients requiring less intensive nursing
Methodist Hospital website
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital –
Located in the booming Sonterra - Stone Oak area of north central San Antonio, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital services include
acute care, cardiology, neurosurgery, general surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics / gynecology as well as primary care. All patient
rooms are private, and valet parking is available for all patients and visitors.
The emergency department includes 28 exam rooms including Fast Track. Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
has 6 general OR suites, 14 ICU beds, and full imaging services.
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital website
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital –
Located in the South Texas Medical Center, St. Luke's Baptist Hospital opened in
1978 and offers a beautiful women's center with all private rooms for new
mothers, surgical services, orthopedics, rehabilitation and more. Also offers an accredited Chest Pain Center,
Level III neonatal ICU, Brain and Stroke Network.
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital website
Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen –
Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX, is a 600-bed hospital located at
Ed Carey Drive and Pease Street in Harlingen. Through the years, Valley
Baptist's highly skilled physicians have led the way in bringing innovative,
high-tech advancements in diagnosis and treatment to South Texas. Valley
Baptist is also the Valley's leader in excellence in healthcare and community
service. The modern medical system traces its beginnings to 1925 – it is truly
a hospital created by the community for the community.
Valley Baptist Medical Center website
Harlingen Medical Center –
Harlingen Medical Center is a 112-bed general acute care hospital led by
physicians who specialize in cardiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology,
bariatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, and emergency care. Physicians are
supported by some of the most experienced and highly skilled nurses,
technicians, and staff. This team of caregivers is here to offer patients
dedicated and compassionate care while affording all patients the personal
attention they expect and deserve.
Harlingen Medical Center website