Dr. Philip Swanson, MD

Dr. Philip Swanson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Philip Swanson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Southlake, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus in 1980 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

200 E Southlake Blvd Ste 10

Southlake, TX 76092

Contact Information

(817) 424-2606

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 69% of peers
more than 68% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Swanson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Swanson "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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Care Philosophy

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."

7  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

17  Conditions Treated

31  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.


  • Bethel College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Southern Illinois University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Texas Tech University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Swanson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Swanson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Swanson to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

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Dr. Swanson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Swanson is very knowledgeable and will take time to answer all your questions. He is not warm and friendly, but will very much tell it like it is. I’d rather have a competent surgeon than warm and fuzzy. I trust him with my life! He changed my life and I can’t thank him enough.
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I have seen Dr. Swanson for several different health issues over the years and he has always taken great care of me. His staff is very kind and has always made me feel comfortable in very uncomfortable situations. Dr. Swanson genuinely cares about his patients.
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He is very good and profesional at what he does. I was very lucky ( blessed) to get him. Ì had to have emergency gall-bladder surgery, it was a complicated surgery. He did ìt without any problems. Very satisfied!
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FYI: As a provider within the network he agreed to join, Dr. Swanson denies acceptance of a patient's copay and requires the patient to pay for the examination. The network copay is less than the fee for the examination. A patient must pay the additional fee. Staff said insurance companies will not...more
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Worst experience I have have ever had with an office. Melanie Martin the so-called billing department manager doesn't know a thing about insurance, I had to tell her how to a CORRECT my claim. I finally threatened to talk to call the doctor about the problem when she FINALLY was able to get it...more
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