Dr. Elegy Etter II, MD

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Dr. Elegy Etter II, MD
Dr. E. Leon Etter II attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) for his doctorate. He completed his residency at St. Joseph's Medical Center (SJMC) in 1987, where he continues to practice today. Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Etter is an accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with emphasis on complex biliary pancreatic diseases, as well as cancers of the breast, colon and small bowel. In addition, he maintains a keen interest in bariatric surgery, gastric disorders and complex hernia repair. He is currently a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, (SAGES)Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating his enthusiasm for the comprehensive breadth of surgical practice in modern-day medicine. Dr. Etter is an associate clinical professor in the department of general surgery at UTMB and serves as a member of the governing board at SJMC. Dr. Etter's practice is dedicated to recognizing the patient's mind, body and spirit, as he knows that these elements are essential to successful outcomes. He is known as a remarkable surgeon who operates with his heart as well as his hands. Outside of his practice, he prefers to balance mind and spirit through the practice of Chi-gong and Tai Chi. A native Houstonian, Dr. Etter is the devoted father of three and the dedicated son of a elderly mother, who occupies much of his free time.

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    based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
    Dr. Etter II's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (2)
    in Houston, TX |
    Dr. Etter is so professional and trustworthy. When I found out I had to have surgery, I was in Indianapolis working for my job. I did not know the surgeon there or their quality of services. I immediately informed the hospital surgical team that I am going to fly back to Houston and have Dr. Etter perform my surgery. I worked with Dr. Etter as a scrub technician and I can truly say that he is very skillful, thorough, and great bedside manners with his patients.
    in Houston, Tx |
    Dr.Etter is an physician, he has a bed side manner that is heaven sent. He is also compassionate and cares about his patients and he gets very familiar with your health concerns. I will trust him in any of my health concerns.
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    Dr. E. Leon Etter II attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) for his doctorate. He completed his residency at St. Joseph's Medical Center (SJMC) in 1987, where he continues to practice today.

    Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Etter is an accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with emphasis on complex biliary pancreatic diseases, as well as cancers of the breast, colon and small bowel.  In addition, he maintains a keen interest in bariatric surgery, gastric disorders and complex hernia repair.  He is currently a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, (SAGES)Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating his enthusiasm for the comprehensive breadth of surgical practice in modern-day medicine.

    Dr. Etter is an associate clinical professor in the department of general surgery at UTMB and serves as a member of the governing board at SJMC.

    Dr. Etter's practice is dedicated to recognizing the patient's mind, body and spirit, as he knows that these elements are essential to successful outcomes.  He is known as a remarkable surgeon who operates with his heart as well as his hands.  Outside of his practice, he prefers to balance mind and spirit through the practice of Chi-gong and Tai Chi.

    A native Houstonian, Dr. Etter is the devoted father of three and the dedicated son of a elderly mother, who occupies much of his free time. 

    Dr. Etter II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones

    Education

    • Medical School
      Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston

      Graduated in 1982

      University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      Christus St Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      Christus St Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 1987

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Texas / Austin Campus

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Colectomy
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Wound Repair