Dr. James Schlotter, MD

Dr. James Schlotter, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. James Schlotter, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Marcos, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1981 and specializes in general surgery, plastic surgery, and more.

1347 Thorpe Ln

San Marcos, TX 78666

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Varicose Veins
more than 77% of peers
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
more than 70% of peers
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
more than 69% of peers

Dr. Schlotter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schlotter "At Finesse Surgical Solutions, Dr. Schlotter and the staff make excellent patient care our primary focus.  Dr. Schlotter will personally evaluate you and explain the findings.  He will discuss any further diagnostics and the recommended treatments.  We enjoy our relationships with our patients.  We believe the personal caring philosophy of our clinic and our technical expertise leads to satisfying outcomes and happy patients.  Perhaps our best measure of success is that many people return or refer family and friends for further care."

4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

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.


  • University Of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • John Peter Smith Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • John Peter Smith
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schlotter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schlotter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlotter to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Schlotter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Schlotter Says:

At Finesse Surgical Solutions, we value our relationships with our patients.  We appreciate their confidence and trust in our services.


Patient Comments (2)

My experience with Dr. Schlotter and his staff was extremely positive. I had to have a large lipoma removed from my right breast. It was deep in the tissue so the surgery was conducted at the San Marcos Surgery Center (kudos to them as well..excellent facility). He was concise and thorough in...more
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He was attentive at first but became critical of my other treatment and physician. He also acted condescending. I don't believe that he was thorough enough to make his final determination. He may have accolades from peers but his bed-side manner lacks.
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Dr. Schlotter spends 45 minutes to an hour with each new patient. Since I do not know who you are I can only respond in general terms. Each patient has ample opportunity to ask questions and to be heard. Dr Schlotter wants each patient's experience in our office to be beneficial to them. Sometimes we see patient's that should have referred elsewhere by their PCP Therefore we can not help them. He never intends to be condescending but he is honest and direct about each patient's situation.

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