Akemi Kawaguchi, MD

Akemi Kawaguchi, MD

Pediatric Surgeon

Location

Personal Statement

Dr. Akemi Kawaguchi earned her medical degree at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Kawaguchi’s clinical interests center on general pediatric surgery, including neonatal diseases, oncology, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic and abdominal surgery. Her clinical research interests include neutropenic enterocolitis, epidemiology and outcomes for neonatal diseases. She serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

Dr. Kawaguchi has been in practice since 2008, first in California and moving to Houston in 2014. Her patients range in age from premature infants to teenagers. She believes in treating children like they are her own – combining excellent surgical skills with good communication and a caring bedside manner. She loves children and making them better, focusing on treatment delivered with a kind, fun-loving attitude.

A Houston resident, Dr. Kawaguchi is married and the mother of two boys. Outside of her practice, she enjoys figure skating, art and baking.

Gender

Female

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage POS
  • AARP - Medicare CompletePlus (HMO)
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Alliance Work Comp Pool and TML (Alliance Network)
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Amerigroup - HMO
  • Amerigroup - Star/Star Plus
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star
  • Amerigroup - Texas - Star Plus
  • BC/BS - Basic 5
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Bronze PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Gold PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Choice Silver PPO
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - Blue Security Choice PPO
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 1
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Premier 2
  • BC/BS - Solution 3
  • BC/BS - Solution 4
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • BeechStreet - Workers Compensation
  • Bravo Health - Elder Health Classic I
  • Bravo Health - Elder Health Classic II
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - LifeSOURCE Transplant
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Coastal Comp Health Network - Workers' Compensation
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice - STAR (Medicaid)
  • CommunityCare - Bronze
  • CommunityCare - Gold
  • CommunityCare - Silver
  • Coventry Health Care - Advantra Freedom (Medicare)
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • Coventry Health Care - Workers' Compensation
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - POS
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • HealthSmart - EPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Connect Basic 6350/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 4850/6350
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Bronze 6300/6300
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Gold 2500/3500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Platinum 0/1500
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - Connect Silver 4600/6300
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - HMO
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred POS
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid - Texas Traditional
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MHealth Choice
  • Molina Healthcare - STAR (Medicaid)
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • ppoNext - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic Plus PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Rockport Healthcare Group - Rockport
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Student/School
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - Evercare Medicare
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Optum Health
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • United Healthcare - Texas - Star
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • WellCare - PPO
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

David Geffen School of Medicine (1999)

Available Appointments

UT Pediatric Surgery

6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950 Houston, TX 77030 (832) 325-7234

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