Featured Surgeon

  • Donald E. Patterson, M.D.
    Baylor University
    Medical School:
    University of Texas Medical School
    Texas A&M/Scott & White Memorial Clinic in Temple, Texas
    Advanced vascular fellowships at Arizona Heart Institute and at Pennsylvania Hospital
    American Board of Surgery, Board Certified in Vascular Surgery, and Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Trauma Surgery

    Most people think that trauma care is equivalent to Emergency Room Care.  In fact, management of the traumatically injured patient requires a coordination of multiple specialties both within and outside the hospital, from the EMS providers, to the Emergency Room specialists, hospital-based care, and post discharge issues including rehabilitation, acute follow-up and long-term care.  Management of the patient in the Emergency Room is only one small part of the overall management of the complicated issues that an injured patient brings to the hospital.  In order for a Trauma Center to functio

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm occurs when a section of the aorta in the abdomen weakens and bulges at the site of an aneurysm, similar to a weak spot that bulges on a worn bicycle tire. Aneurysms can develop slowly over time, often with no symptoms. If an aneurysm expands too quickly, it may leak or rupture and cause life-threatening internal bleeding.

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the skin and may appear as blue or purple twisted, knot-like cords. Varicose veins can occur anywhere in the body, but are more commonly found on the legs where they often cause a feeling of heaviness, burning or pain.