Dr. Gilchrist Jackson, MD

Dr. Gilchrist Jackson, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. Gilchrist Jackson, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in surgical oncology, head & neck surgical oncology, and more.Read his story

6550 Fannin St Ste 1661

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 441-5141

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Jackson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Basal Cell Carcinoma
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more than 22% of peers
Cancer
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more than 7% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Jackson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Jackson "Dr. Gilchrist Jackson specializes in Surgical Oncology, Endocrine Surgery and Head and Neck surgery as a member of Houston Methodist Surgical Specialists. He previously practiced at Kelsey Seybold Clinic where he developed it's Approved Freestanding Cancer Program and Mammogram Classification system and also the Breast Diagnostic Clinic; and also with Texas Oncology. He trained with the best physicians at the UT Southwestern School of Medicine and later at a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which was focused on the above special interests. His clinical research interests include the diagnostic imaging for patients with hyperparathyroidism and breast cancer; the early diagnosis of thyroid cancer through FNA biopsy; parotid tumors; and function-preserving neck dissection for thyroid and other cancers. Dr. Jackson's extensive clinical practice includes patients with hyperparathyroidism, benign thyroid disease including goiter and Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism) and all types of thyroid cancer including selective, limited or more extensive neck dissection. Surgery is carefully tailored to the extent of disease and includes MIP parathyroidectomy. Dr. Jackson treats MEN (multiple endocrine neoplasia) patients, and patients with adrenal functional tumors such as Conn's and Cushing's Syndromes, and pheochromocytoma. He also treats neuroendocrine and pancreatic functional tumors. His other clinical interests include breast cancer surgery and diagnosis as well as head and neck cancer/tumors, melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma and other diseases of the salivary gland, colon, small intestine, stomach and pancreas. His expertise in general surgery is broad and includes hernia, complex GI surgery, gall bladder, GERD, ulcer disease, lymph nodes, and complicated skin cancers."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Jackson "I strive to provide excellent care to every patient who seeks my expertise. My goal as a general surgeon is to understand their medical needs and concerns, so I can develop personalized treatment plans."

5  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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34  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Parkland Sw Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • MD Anderson Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jackson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jackson's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jackson to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Jackson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Jackson saved my 78 yr old Mom's life as she had a very rare tumor.....Pheochromocytoma. So rare that only 2 out of 5 million people a year are diagnosed with. Her's was an Extra Rare Pheo as instead of being attached to the adrenal gland, it was attached to blood vessels below her kidney. ...more
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Dr. Jackson is an excellent surgeon. He has performed two operations on me in the last 4 years. In both operations tumors were growing on my internal organs. The CT scans were showing that I would possibly loose some or all of those organs to survive. Dr. Jackson with his surgical skills and...more
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Dr. Jackson literally saved my life when appendix burst and went immediately septic throughout the abdominal cavity. If not for his emergency surgery on me at St Luke's and his post-op care, I would have died. I love this doctor.
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