Dr. Steven Potter, MD

Dr. Steven Potter, MD

Renal Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Steven Potter, MD is a renal transplant surgery specialist in Tyler, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from D Geffen Sch Of Med-Ucla in 1995 and specializes in renal transplant surgery, urology, and more.Read his story

1100 E Lake St Ste 340

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 531-8126

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • 16 More

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Dr. Potter's Experience

Dr. Potter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Renal Transplant Surgery
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Potter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Potter "Dr. Steven Potter is the Program Director of the UT Health East Texas Transplant Program in Tyler, Texas. He specializes in Renal Transplantation, Post-Transplant Care, Urologic Surgery and Vascular Access Surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Potter ""Kidney transplant is the gold standard therapy for renal failure, so it's a privilege to be able to offer patients in East Texas the same kind of care that's available at the best institutions in the country."

Steven Potter, MD, is highly qualified to step into the role of UT Health East Texas transplant program director. He is fellowship trained in transplant surgery and is a board-certified urologist. He also has performed research in methods of laparoscopic kidney removal, helping to revolutionize donor surgery. Area residents have a lot to gain from Dr. Potter's expertise and experience, which includes six years at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

"UT Health East Texas and I have worked very hard to put together a program that emphasizes quality and positive outcomes in transplant medicine. The people of East Texas deserve access to local care that's first-class, and that's what we intend to provide.""

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3  Specialties

  • Renal Transplant Surgery
  • Urologic Surgical Pathology
  • Urology

1  Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

45  Conditions Treated

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23  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Lesion Marsupialization
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Wound Repair

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 California At Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • D Geffen Sch Of Med-Ucla
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Potter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Potter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Potter to family and friends
113 total reviews (84 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (113)

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Dr. Potter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (84)

Wouldn't trust anyone else to take care of my needs after my transplant in November 2016!!!
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Its been an HONOR to have had Dr.Potter and his team to take very good care of me. LOVE ALL OF YOU GUYS.
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I have found Dr. Potter to be a loving, caring a patience, but does not have a problem with giving some tough love [when needed]. I have had my transplant going on 5 years and have not had a stay in the hospital beside the day I had my transplant.
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Dr. Potter performed a kidney transplant on my husband. I was the living donor. We both had a good recovery. He has been very hands on in out post operative care. Actually, another couple in our Sunday School Class had the same surgeries with the husband being the donor after our surgery. I...more
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Dr. Potter is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had the honor to be seen by I would rate him a 10 out of 10 he really cares about his patients he’s very studious he always knew everything about My case and never forgot who I was. In my case As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses he made sure that my...more
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