South Texas Surgical Center

Surgical Specialties

South Texas Surgical Center offers specialties in ophthalmology, pain management, orthopedics, general surgery, anesthesiology, otolaryngology (ENT) Gynecology (GYN),Gastroenterology (GI), and urology.


Anesthesiology: Anesthesiology is the process of blocking the perception of pain and other sensations. This discipline is dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

General Surgery: A General Surgeon has specialized knowledge and experience related to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management, including the management of complications, in the nine primary components of surgery.

Ophthalmology: Ophthalmologists are physicians specializing in the comprehensive medical and surgical care of the eyes and vision. Ophthalmologists are the only practitioners medically trained to diagnose and treat all eye and visual problems including vision services (glasses and contacts) and provide treatment and prevention of medical disorders of the eye including surgery.

Orthopedics: The scope of orthopedics includes the prevention, investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system or bones, joints, tendons, and muscles by non-surgical and surgical methods. Orthopaedic Surgery significantly improves the lives of people with operative procedures to regain mobility and function.

Otolaryngology (ENT): An otolaryngologist, or head and neck surgeon, is a physician who provides comprehensive medical and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems, and related structures of the head and neck.

Pain Management: Pain medicine doctors are experts at diagnosing why you are having pain as well as treating the pain itself. Pain is managed in a variety of ways including injection. Pain Management specialists often work closely with other physicians in the treatment of patients with chronic pain.

  • Eric Miller, MD
  • Irvin Sahni, MD
  • Miles Payne, MD

Urology: Urology is the field of medicine that specializes in diseases of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive system .The discipline combines management of medical (i.e., non-surgical) problems such as urinary infections, and surgical problems such as the correction of congenital abnormalities and the surgical management of cancers.

Gynecology (GYN): Gynecology is the field of medicine that specializes in dealing with the health of the femail reproductive system. Gyneocology deals with menstral disorders, menopause, infectious diesase, and maldevelopment of the reproductive organs.

  • Kevin Blair, MD
  • Mary Geldanick, MD
  • Gerorge Mannel, MD
  • James Colvin, MD

Gastroenterology (GI): Gastroenterology is the field of medicine dealing with the study of disorders affecting the stomach, intestines, and associated organs.

  • Michael Dwyer, MD
  • Serapio Vela, MD
  • Mark Kneuper, MD
  • Vernon Haverlah, DO

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