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E. Leon Etter, MD

E. Leon Etter, MD

General Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon
E. Leon Etter, MD

E. Leon Etter, MD

General Surgeon, Bariatric Surgeon

Personal Statement

Dr. E. Leon Etter II attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB) for his doctorate. He completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) in 1987, where he continues to practice today.

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Etter is an accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with emphasis on complex biliary pancreatic diseases, as well as cancers of the breast, colon and small bowel. In addition, he maintains a keen interest in bariatric surgery, gastric disorders and complex hernia repair. He is currently a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, (SAGES)Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating his enthusiasm for the comprehensive breadth of surgical practice in modern-day medicine.

Dr. Etter is an associate clinical professor in the department of general surgery at UTMB and serves as a member of the governing board at SJMC.

Dr. Etter’s practice is dedicated to recognizing the patient’s mind, body and spirit, as he knows that these elements are essential to successful outcomes. He is known as a remarkable surgeon who operates with his heart as well as his hands. Outside of his practice, he prefers to balance mind and spirit through the practice of Chi-gong and Tai Chi.

A native Houstonian, Dr. Etter is the devoted father of three and the dedicated son of a elderly mother, who occupies much of his free time.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Medicare Private Fee for Service Plans (PFFS)
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Affiliated Healthplan - PPO
  • AIG - W/C
  • Amerigroup - Amerivantage
  • Assurant Health - PPO
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Fed Select PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Health Select POS
  • BeechStreet - PPO
  • Benefit Planners
  • Boon Chapman - HMO
  • Boon Chapman - PPO
  • Bravo
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna Medicare Access (PFFS)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO
  • DARS
  • Evercare - Medicare
  • First Health - HMO
  • First Health - PPO
  • Fort Bend County Indigent
  • Galaxy Health - PPO
  • Gallagher Bassett - Workers' Compensation
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • Golden Rule - Basic Plan
  • Golden Rule - HMO
  • Golden Rule - PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - HMO
  • Great West Healthcare - PPO
  • Guardian - PPO
  • Health Adminstration Services (HAS)
  • Health Net - PPO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - HMO
  • Humana - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - Insurance Plans
  • MultiPlan - HMO
  • MultiPlan - PPO
  • PHCS - HMO
  • PHCS - PPO
  • Principal Financial Group - Classic PPO
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) - POS
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) - PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Renaissance (RPO) - HMO Blue
  • Renaissance (RPO) - Texas HealthSpring
  • Secure Horizons - Insurance Plans
  • SelectCare of Texas - Texan Plus
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • TexanPlus - Medicare Replacement HMO
  • Texas True Choice - HMO
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • TML - PPO
  • TML - Workers' Compensation
  • Today's Options
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • UMR - PPO
  • Unicare - HMO
  • Unicare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Pacificare
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • US Family Health Plan - Tricare
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans
  • Workers Compensation

Medical School

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1982)

Residency

Christus St. Joseph Hospital (1987)

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons Professional Association
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of General Surgeons
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Surgical Society
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • SAGES

Publications

  • Haas, E. M., M.D., Etter, E. Leon II, M.D., Ellis, S. M.D., Taylor, T.V., M.D., "Adult Intussusception" The American Journal of Surgery: Vol. 186; Number 1; July 2003, pp 75-76 (2)
  • Etter E. Leon, II, M.D., Gathe, J.C., Sr., M.D., Gathe, J.C., Jr. M.D., "Cholecystitis in Patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome", Presented at the South Texas Chapter ofthe American College of Surgeons, 1989
  • Etter, E. Leon II, M.D., Diamonon, James S., M.D., Jones, Phillip W., M.D.: Plexiform Neurofibroma Presentation as Hematoma of the Flank, Houston Medical Journal: Vol. 2; March 1986
  • Ching, T., M.D., Colvill, K., M.D., Etter, E. Leon, M.D. and Yajaloatta, A., M.D., “Acute Proximal Gastric Outlet Obstruction as a complication of Molina Band – Case Report and Revision”
  • Leiva, Jorge, Etter, E. Leon II, M.D.; Gathe, J.C., Jr. M.D., "Surgical Management of Cholecystitis in 101 Patients with AIDS", Presented at South Texas Chapter

Clinical Interests

  • Breast Cancer
  • Appendectomy
  • Weight Loss/Management
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hemorroid Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Disorders
  • Skin Lesion
  • Laparascopic

Available Appointments

St. Joseph Medical Place One

1315 St. Joseph Parkway Suite 1708 Houston, TX 77002 (713) 772-1200

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