Welcome to the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is committed to delivering exceptional patient care through a wide range of specialized surgical services. With a team of experts in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Trauma Surgery, the department is committed to providing compassionate, thorough, and efficient care to the community. In addition to providing excellent patient care, the Department of Surgery is dedicated to innovation and excellence in the education and training of future surgeons. We offer comprehensive training programs that not only provide a solid foundation in surgical skills but also foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our faculty members are renowned experts in their field, providing students with a unique learning experience that combines theoretical knowledge with practical application.


Graduate Medical Education Programs

Patient Care

Clinical Sites

Our physicians have privileges at the following affiliated hospital sites:

  • Knapp Medical Center
  • Rio Grande Regional Hospital (HCA Hospital in McAllen)
  • South Texas Health Systems
    • Cornerstone Regional Hospital (Surgical Specialty & MSK)
    • South Texas Health System Children's (Surgical Specialty & MSK; Medicine & Oncology)
    • South Texas Health System Edinburg (Surgery; Surgical Specialty & MSK)
    • South Texas Health System Heart (Surgical Specialty & MSK; Primary Community Care)
    • South Texas Health System McAllen (Surgery; Surgical Specialty & MSK; Primary Community Care)
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center Brownsville
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center Harlingen
  • Valley Regional Medical Center (HCA Hospital in Brownsville)

Department Chair

Daniel Albo, MD, PhD, FACS

Daniel Albo, MD, PhD, FACS