Ashwini Kumar, MDGeneral Surgery
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.
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.
First available appointment is on 11/20/19
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Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
Breast Cancer Surgery
Complex Hernia Repair
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
Hiatal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
Simple Hernia Repair