Surgeon: A physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
University: An institution of higher education, a center of advanced education with teaching and research.
Texas Tech Physicians: The place in Amarillo where you will receive dedicated, quality care from our faculty physicians.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Surgeons are highly trained physicians, experienced and dedicated providing expert surgical care to the Panhandle region, with medical student education for those who will care for us.
Division of General & Acute Care (Trauma-Critical Care) Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology/Head & Neck Surgery
Section of Thoracic Oncology
Section of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
Amarillo Breast Center of Excellence
General Surgical Oncology
Patient Appointments: 806-414-9558
Student Clerkship/Administrative Office: 806-414-9558
The Department of Surgery is home to the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, head and heck surgery and surgical oncology.
Faculty practice at the Texas Panhandle’s three major hospitals: Northwest Texas Hospital, Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital and the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. Surgeons at TTUHSC work with all other medical and surgery centers in the Amarillo area.
Our surgeons perform the spectrum of laparoscopic, open general, breast, endocrine and chest, head and neck procedures. We also have a team of specialized pediatric surgeons on campus.
Other specialty surgical practices based in the community include neurosurgery, orthopedic, vascular, plastic and bariatric surgery. Many practices have clinical faculty appointments with TTUHSC, which gives third and fourth-year medical students educational exposure to a variety of disciplines.
TTUHSC faculty provides medical education to third and fourth-year medical students during their surgical rotations. Resident physicians of other disciplines including internal medicine, family medicine and OB-GYN, are also educated in surgical illnesses through cooperative programs with faculty in this department. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners from regional programs are also provided surgical education.
“A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist.... This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own.”