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Dr. Philip H. Swanson is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He performs advanced laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic weight loss procedures. Dr. Swanson was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He was raised in Youngstown and in Turlock, California where he graduated from high school. He attended Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota where he graduated with highest honors. While at Bethel, he played football and majored in chemistry. He went on to receive his medical degree in 1980 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He completed his General Surgery residency at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and served as Chief Surgical Resident in 1985. Dr. Swanson began practicing surgery in northern California before returning to the Texas lifestyle in 1992. Dr. Swanson has served as Chief of the Department of Surgery at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Baylor Medical Center in Irving, Baylor Surgical Hospital of Las Colinas and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in California. He is involved in several medical organizations including the Texas Medical Association, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Dr. Swanson enjoys spending time explaining things to patients and takes pride in getting good results. He became interested in weight loss surgery when it was shown that major diseases like diabetes and hypertension could be cured with weight loss surgery. Outside of surgery Dr. Swanson enjoys golfing, hiking or anything outdoors, pottery making, playing the guitar and church activities.
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This content was provided by Dr. Swanson "At Swanson Surgical Care, we are dedicated to your safety and well being. We take great pride in offering you the best surgical care, and we will provide you with the individualized care and attention you deserve. Dr. Swanson and his team believe strongly in taking time to explain things in a way that is thorough and easy to understand. We welcome questions and want to ensure that you understand your options and the risks and benefits associated with them."
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer