Dr. Jack Walzel, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 64

Dr. Walzel
Accepting new patients

Capital Surgeons Group

505 Louis Henna Blvd Ste 220 Round Rock, TX 78664

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(512) 498-4860

Dr. Jack Walzel, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Round Rock, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's Medical Center and St. David's North Austin Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Walzel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Walzel is affiliated with St. David's Medical Center Austin, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Walzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walzel performs Gallbladder Removal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Walzel performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walzel performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Walzel performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walzel performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Walzel performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Walzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Walzel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Walzel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walzel

4.9

Based on 55 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (52)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (52)
  • Explained conditions well (52)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Dr Walzel has performed two surgeries for me. I have found him kind and caring, and very professional. I definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Marian Marley – Feb 22, 2021
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This man injured my dad and ignored the excruciating pain. He should be on the Wondery podcast about bad doctors! Do not use this man,
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Dec 22, 2020
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Awesome doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Jack L. Walzel MD: a Stellar Surgeon in the Austin, Texas Metroplex arena! I interacted with Dr. Walzel a number of times pre-surgery. Dr. Walzel provided meticulous attention to the logistics of my surgery and his care and attention post-surgery was just as magnificently meticulous! Dr. Walzel is very approachable and engaging with a very confident low-key, empathetic demeanor and attention-getting communications style! An unexpected bonus was his informative sketches, anecdotal remarks, and humorous one-liner’s! Dr. Walzel seems to possess extrasensory perception as he addresses apprehensions and concerns before one can express them! His clear explanations of what to expect, before, during and after the surgery were liberally interspersed with comforting confidence-inducing remarks which allowed me to look forward to my surgical and post-treatment itinerary with minuscule anxiety and fear! Prior to this surgery, I have had half a dozen general anesthesia surgical procedures,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KT – Feb 14, 2020
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It is disheartening to read these reviews and to know my brother walked into this office and was treated so poorly. My brother went in for an ER follow up for gallbladder removal and immensely explained that to the scheduler. When he arrived Dr. Walzel had no idea why he was there or what brought him into the office. But that was only the small issue at hand. The doctor relayed to my brother he will not have much time to live if he keeps living an obese lifestyle. He told him there is no doctor that will do surgery to remove his gallbladder and he then patted him on his back and told him not to schedule an appointment with his office again and sent him off with lab orders for blood work. My brother is very gentle by nature and is in a vulnerable state yet the Doctor chose to be unnecessarily cruel. I am dumbfounded on the way the appointment was handled from beginning to end. This doctor failed us and lacked remorse in doing so.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr Walzel is an amazing doctor. He is compassionate and makes sure you understand what he is doing and why. He explains everything in detail. He performed my bilateral mastectomy in 2010, a hernia surgery and today he removed a cyst. If anyone needs surgery I always recommend him because he is the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ysvasquez – Nov 01, 2019
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He’s a great Doctor and I’m so happy to have found someone who cares about his patients.
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SANDRA D HICKS – Jul 09, 2019
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Dr Walzel was very personable which help put my mind at ease. Everyone at the facility was great and I never felt uncomfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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NICHOLAS J SCIMECA – May 21, 2019
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Great experience. Informative and friendly. Highly recommended. Very minimal pain and discomfort.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Lanahan – May 07, 2019
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I am totally 100 percent satisfied with the care Dr. Wazel has provided.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JOE L TORRES – Apr 10, 2019
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I was treated well by the staff, had a quick recovery and did not feel any pain or discomfort!! Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ELI J MARQUES – Apr 08, 2019
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Excellent! Has a gift for explaining your options simply. Very respectful and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.A – Feb 12, 2019
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My surgery was scheduled quickly. Everything went as explained to me. Dr. Walzel took the time to answer all my questions prior to surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.L – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Walzel is 5-star all the way. He is very personable and has an unassuming nature about him. He put me at ease right from the beginning. He explained the procedure in terms which were easy to understand and I never felt rushed during my office appointments. He gave me ample time to ask questions. At my initial surgery consultation he even stopped in the exam room to apologize for being 5 minutes (yes...only 5 minutes) behind schedule and told me he would be just a few minutes more. And he ret
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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W.P – Dec 12, 2018
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Dr. Walzel was the epitome of professionalism coupled with kindness , caring and concern. At this juncture in my life, I don’t take kindly to “going under the knife” but my Doctor allayed my fears with his kindly attitude. Other staff remarking on how wonderful my Dr was further allayed my fears. Seven days later I am still on the mend (I’m 76) but grateful and thankful to Dr. Walzel for taking such great care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Y.C – Dec 11, 2018
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Doctor Jack Walzel is simply AMAZING! He is the most caring, dedicated and interested doctor I have visited. This visit was completely unexpected and even when he had a rough day, he made the time to have me in and check upon me. His staff is also great, very courteous and nice all the time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K.R – Nov 29, 2018
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Fantastic surgeon! Really makes you feel at ease pre surgery and explains everything clearly. Highly recommend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B.R – Nov 27, 2018
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No complaints, everything and everybody exceeded my expectations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J.J – Oct 29, 2018
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I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Walzel twice with intestinal problems/pain. During my second visit and to my relief, he decided after I explained all the pain, etc. I had incurred the week before that it was time to remove my gallbladder. I am scheduled for surgery Thursday, September 27th. I am at ease waiting for the surgery as Dr. Walzel was very thorough in explaining what will be done during the surgery. He has what is called "good bedside manners" as he listens to his patient. I do
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D.W – Oct 24, 2018
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He just made me feel comfortable from the first time we met. That he could help me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C.G – Oct 23, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice is dedicated to the care of our patients and we strive to be compassionate, honest and respectful of patient rights. General Surgery is constantly...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
St Paul Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
University Hospital - St Paul
Internship Hospital
1980
Univerisity Of Houston
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Named "Texas Super Doctor" by Texas Monthly,

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What are Dr. Jack Walzel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walzel frequently treats Gallbladder Removal, Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic, and Appendectomy, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Walzel treats.

Where is Dr. Jack Walzel, MD's office located?

Dr. Walzel's office is located at 505 Louis Henna Blvd Ste 220, Round Rock, TX 78664. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital Surgeons Group

North Austin505 Louis Henna Blvd Ste 220 Round Rock, TX 78664
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Walzel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. David's Medical Center

Austin, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Ascension Seton Williamson

Round Rock, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Cedar Park, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received