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Ashwini Kumar, MD

Ashwini Kumar, MD

General Surgery
Hear Dr. Kumar discuss his surgical expertise, including bariatric surgery and treatments for reflux (GERD):


Ashwini Kumar MD, FACS practices general surgery but his true passion includes advanced laparoscopic procedures, bariatric surgery and single-site surgeries which mean fewer and smaller scars, less pain and generally faster recovery time compared to open surgeries.

Dr. Kumar received his medical degree—MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery—from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Bhagalpur, India. He then joined the residency program at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia/VMMC in New Delhi, India. After completing his residency, he went to the United Kingdom for further training and completed another three years of residency.

Chasing his dream to get the best surgical training in the world, Dr. Kumar then came to the United States and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in San Antonio, Texas. Between his junior and senior general surgery residencies, Dr. Kumar completed a research fellowship. He then completed a fellowship at University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Department of Advanced Laparoendoscopy and Bariatric Surgery. In 2015, he joined South Texas Regional Medical Center (STRMC) in Jourdanton, Texas as an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon and Surgical Endoscopist. The following year he was named Chief of Surgery. In mid-2017, Methodist Healthcare System acquired STRMC, now Methodist Hospital South, and Dr. Kumar joined Methodist South Physician Group. He has offices in Jourdanton and downtown San Antonio at Metropolitan Methodist Gateway.

Dr. Kumar is board certified in surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American College of Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Care Philosophy

Dr. Ashwini Kumar grew up among several physicians in his extended family, so taking care of patients was destined to be his career as well. Reducing his patients' anxiety, pain and recovery time through his compassionate bedside manner and surgical expertise are his primary objectives. He focuses on providing his patients the same quality of care that he would expect for his own family.

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Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures

Bariatric Surgery

Biliary Stenting

Bowel Stenting

Breast Cancer Surgery



Complex Hernia Repair

Dermatological Procedures

Emergency Care

Endocrine Surgery



Foregut Surgery including Hiatal Hernia Repairs and Fundoplications

Gall Bladder Surgery

Gastric Balloon Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastro-intestinal and Breast Cancer Surgery

Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery

General Surgery

GERD Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure


Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Parathyroid Surgery

Reflux Surgery

Simple Hernia Repair

Surgical Endoscopy

Thyroid Surgery

Tumor Removal

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