Surgery Patient Care - Information for our patients
Surgery appointments and referrals: 210-450-9200 | FAX 210-450-6013
As a part of our commitment to providing quality healthcare in surgical specialties and subspecialties, our patients rely on the presence of competent and informed surgeons, a safe and 'healthy' institution, and a system of informed and good practices regarding the surgical care that is rendered.
Our duty as educators, administrators, physicians and other healthcare providers in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Surgery is to provide the highest and safest level of patient care possible, based on continuing quality initiatives and educational pursuits.
As an academic health center, we are uniquely situated to provide opportunities for research, education, and training. This broad range of opportunities assures sufficient exposure to a full range of patients and conditions that will be encountered later in private practice.
It should be understood by all patients seeking care from the Department of Surgery physicians that residents at various stages of training will be involved throughout their care. However, it also must be understood that patients always remain the attending surgeon's responsibility.
With this website, we hope to give you the background and support information you will need to make informed health care decisions for yourself and your family. There are many factors that will affect your choice for healthcare providers: experience, location, and quality indicators are all variables in your decision-making process.