General Surgeon Houston TX USA

General Surgeon in Houston, TX

Dr. Shakir is a board-certified General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist working in Katy and Memorial city. After graduating from Medical School at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, he ventured to complete his residency in General Surgery at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. As a general surgeon he provides expert treatment of common general surgical problems like Gallbladder Surgery and Hernia Repair and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. Being the only Board Certified Surgical Oncologist outside of the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Shakir specializes in treatment of various Malignancies ranging from Colon, Rectal, Liver and Pancreatic cancer. He also specializes in providing the most cutting edge and personalized treatment for patients with Breast Cancer.

Dr. Shakir also performs Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery for a variety of general surgical problems including Gallbladder and Hernias. Dr. Shakir is board certified in General Surgery as well as Surgical Oncology. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, he is an avid traveler and besides this he also enjoys playing squash and cricket.

General Surgery in Houston, TX

General Surgery in Houston is a discipline of surgery having a central core of knowledge embracing anatomy, physiology, metabolism, immunology, nutrition, pathology, wound healing, shock and resuscitation, intensive care, and neoplasia, which are common to all surgical specialties. A general surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, including the management of complications, in nine primary components of surgery, all of which are essential to the education of a broadly based surgeon:

  • Alimentary tract
  • Abdomen and its contents
  • Breast, skin, and soft tissue
  • Head and neck, including trauma, vascular, endocrine, congenital and oncologic disorders – particularly tumors of the skin, salivary glands, thyroid, parathyroid, and the oral cavity.
  • Vascular system, excluding the intracranial vessels and heart.
  • The endocrine system, including thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreas.
  • Surgical oncology, including coordinated multimodality management of the cancer patient by screening, surveillance, surgical adjunctive therapy, rehabilitation, and follow-up.
  • Comprehensive management of trauma, including musculoskeletal, hand, and head injuries. The responsibility for all phases of care of the injured patient is an essential component of general surgery.
  • Complete care of critically ill patients with underlying surgical conditions, in the emergency room, intensive care unit, and trauma/burn units

The training program must consist of at least five years.It is not more than 12 months that may be devoted to education in a single surgical discipline other than the principal components of surgery. Not more than six months in total may be allocated to nonsurgical clinical disciplines such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gastroenterology, anesthesiology, or surgical pathology. At least 54 months (4.5 years) must be clinical surgery, with experience in endoscopy, and surgical intensive care, and Three of the clinical surgery years must be concerned with the principal components of general surgery.

For further information: visit the American Board of Surgery. The description of this surgical specialty was adapted from a description set forth by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

Double Board Certified General Surgeon in Houston, TX.

Surgical Associates clinics are located at Katy and Sugar Land ( coming soon). Our mission is to provide skilled surgical care that is minimally invasive so you recover from your surgery quickly to enjoy your life. Double-board certified Physician in Surgical Oncology & General Surgery serving in great Houston. We are accepting new patients from local & Overseas.

How We Update As Regards Scheduled Surgery Date, Time, Place, and Procedures

Your surgery is scheduled for 06/14/2022 at 9:00 am at MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL. Please note that the facility will call you to provide you with an arrival time – typically the facility likes patients to arrive 1-2 hours early.
You will be receiving a call from the facility two days before your surgery to go over any Facility fees and any preparation instructions. The facility will also inform you of the arrival time. The facility will also provide you with any post-op instructions after your surgery.
You will receive a call from our office to go over any professional fees for Dr. Shakir two days before surgery as well as go over any preparation instructions. You must have a post-op appointment with Dr. Shakir after your surgery. Please call our office if you do not have a post-op appointment scheduled.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS SEPARATE COSTS AND OUR OFFICE WILL BE CALLING YOU TO COLLECT ONLY DR. SHAKIR FEES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE.
Please, Be sure to provide our office with your pharmacy information in order to send any post op medications as soon as possible.
-NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT

-IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS MORNING OF SURGERY PLEASE TAKE WITH A SIP OF WATER ONLY.

Facility: Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital:
Address: 23900 katy freeway, Katy, TX 77494
Phone: 281-644-7000

Day of surgery: please go through the main entrance to the front desk and provide them with your information.

General Surgery in Houston as a Career

General Surgery is on the “cutting edge” as it continues to reinvent itself to the benefit of the surgical patient. Due to today’s high-tech instrumentation and advanced technology, procedures such as major abdominal surgery are now replaced with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that often reduce pain, accelerate recuperation, and reduce cost without sacrificing good outcomes. Surgical research into disease processes such as immunology and genetics have redefined treatment options specific to individual patients, opening doors to better understanding the etiologies of disease and its progression.

In today’s environment of specialization and sub-specialization, I find that as a general surgeon, my value to the patient, family physicians, and health plans grows considerably every year. General surgery affords broad, yet often very specialized training in all disciplines of surgery and medicine. After completing my residency, I became qualified to manage a wide variety of ailments, from gastrointestinal problems to endocrine surgery, from hypertensive crises to rupturing aneurysms.

General surgeons often set the standard of surgical care in a community. We choose the procedures we feel most comfortable with to provide services for our patients. When patients are referred for advanced medical intervention, general surgeons are commonly the only members of the local medical staff familiar with the procedure performed or management required. And of course, general surgeons provide life-saving procedures every day, such as appendectomy, splenectomy, or curative cancer surgery. We see the joy in our patient’s face when we tell her that the breast lesion is benign, and suffer and console her when it isn’t.

No two days are alike. Every day is a different adventure, testing my confidence, skill, and knowledge. General surgeons are valuable not only in the eyes of the patients but also to the health-care providers. Broad training in diverse areas keeps the general surgeon essential in today’s market.

Murtaza Shakir, M DFor Best General Surgery Houston , Connect info@surgicalstx.com

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix

Gallbladder Disease

The gallbladder is a small, sac-like organ that lives under

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins either inside or

Hernia Repair

Surgical Associates Of Southern Texas have the expertise to

Reflux Surgery

A Reflux surgery is performed to gastroesophageal reflux

Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts

A skin lesion is described as any abnormal changes

Testimonials

 How Clients Review Our Service..

Dr. Shakir saved the life of my wife. She suffered a ruptured colon late on a Saturday night during the peak of the COVID-19. He operated on her late that same night. As I was not allowed into the hospital, I only received phone calls before and after the operation. He talked to me the next day and made it very clear to me that her recovery would be a day at a time concern and that she was very sick. I very much felt that she was in very capable and professional care. A few months later he was able to perform a reversal operation to make her whole again. We are very pleased with the outcome of this set of events and we are forever grateful for his skill as a surgeon and doctor.

 

Wendy Brown

Google Review

Dr. Shakir saved the life of my wife. She suffered a ruptured colon late on a Saturday night during the peak of the COVID-19. He operated on her late that same night. As I was not allowed into the hospital, I only received phone calls before and after the operation. He talked to me the next day and made it very clear to me that her recovery would be a day at a time concern and that she was very sick. I very much felt that she was in very capable and professional care. A few months later he was able to perform a reversal operation to make her whole again. We are very pleased with the outcome of this set of events and we are forever grateful for his skill as a surgeon and doctor.

 

Wendy Brown

Google Review

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Murtaza Shakir has been ranked as one of the top doctors of General surgery in Houston, as per Houstonia

Houstonia

Top Ranked General Surgeon Serving in Katy, Richmond and Greater Houston.

Double Board Certified Dr. Shakir also performs Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery for a variety of general surgical problems including Gallbladder and Hernias. Dr. Shakir is board certified in General Surgery as well as Surgical Oncology. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, he is an avid traveler and besides this, he also enjoys playing squash and cricket.

What’s New at Surgical Associates of Southern Texas

Making the most of surgical outputs

Having one-on-one interaction with our top surgeon helps in understanding the complete surgical procedure. Whether it is for general surgery  or surgical oncology, we try to ensure best surgical outputs for local and overseas patients.

Accepting Patients From Greater Houston Area and Overseas.

Patients visiting from the greater Houston and other areas of Texas are requested to call us for a confirming appointment.  Overseas patients request us to contact us in advance for a detailed consultation.