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Two SGNT Doctors Recognized as Super Doctors® by TEXAS MONTHLY Two Years In A Row

Two SGNT doctors were recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly Magazine for a second year in a row. The list is to be published in the December 2017 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise these doctors bring to our patients.

Who are the Super Doctors®?

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Sina Matin, MD, FACS

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Ed Clifford, MD, FACS

Dr. Sina Matin and Dr. Ed Clifford were selected by their peers as outstanding practicing doctors in Texas. After an extensive nomination and research process conducted by MSP Communications, Super Doctors® have released the results.

Texas doctors are surveyed each year and asked to nominate one or more doctors other than themselves from specified medical specialties, based on the answer to this question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Only the highest-scoring doctors, based on recommendations by their peers, are included on the Super Doctors® list. Only 5 percent of the physicians within the respective state or region are named to Super Doctors®.

Surgical Group of North Texas salutes both its doctors named in Super Doctors®.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is a general surgery practice with specialists in breast cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, comprehensive hernia repair and oncologic surgery.  They also offer minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  Surgical Group of North Texas is known for their experienced surgeons, quality care, and compassionate relationships with their patients.  For more information, please visit our website.

 

 

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Dr. Matin Recognized By D Magazine On Best Doctor’s List

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Sina Matin, MD, FACS

Dr. Matin has been recognized by D Magazine’s 2017 Best Doctor’s list. After going through the extensive 4 step process shown below, the best doctors in Dallas have been named.

Surgical Group of North Texas salutes Dr. Matin for being one of the best doctors in Dallas. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise he brings to our patients.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is a general surgery practice with specialists in breast cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, comprehensive hernia repair and oncologic surgery.  They also offer minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  Surgical Group of North Texas is known for their experienced surgeons, quality care, and compassionate relationships with their patients.  For more information, please visit our website.

 

 

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Dr. Nathan Emerson Completes the 1st Two TIF procedures at HCA Medical City Alliance

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Dr. Nathan Emerson  Completes the 1st Two TIF procedures at HCA Medical City Alliance

Brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery.

(August 23, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Dr. Nathan Emerson of Surgical Group of North Texas completed the 1st two TIF procedures at HCA Medical City Alliance in Fort Worth, TX.

The TIF (transoral incisionless fundoplication) procedure is an effective solution for chronic acid reflux. It is a minimally invasive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that is performed in the outpatient setting. The TIF procedure is performed from inside the patient’s stomach without incisions and delivers patient outcomes similar to those provided by conventional ARS procedures. However, it is less invasive, has fewer adverse effects, and does not limit future treatment options. Following the principles of ARS, the TIF procedure repairs the anti-reflux barrier by reducing a hiatal hernia (≤ 2 cm), and creating a valve 2 to 4 cm in length and greater than 270 degree circumferential wrap, thus restoring the dynamics of the angle of His.

Dr. Emerson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an experienced general surgeon capable of performing the full range of operations in the specialty as well as advanced laparoscopic techniques. He has a special interest in endoscopic reflux surgery. And is specially trained to perform transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an innovative procedure that restores the body’s natural protection against esophageal reflux. Many patients suffer from heartburn and regurgitation despite adequate medical therapies. The TIF operation is an effective and safe procedure with minimal complication rates for those patients with difficulty controlling the symptoms of reflux.

Prior to joining the Surgical Group of North Texas, he practiced in Massachusetts for six years.

To make an appointment with Dr. Emerson, call 817-251-0700 or contact your primary care physician for a referral. For more details on the Surgical Group of North Texas, go to SurgicalGroupNT.com.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas (SurgicalGroupNT.com) is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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Surgical Group of North Texas Earns Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

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Surgical Group of North Texas Earns Outstanding Patient Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service to those needing assistance.

(July 13, 2017) Grapevine, TX – Throughout the business world, customer experience is measured by something called the Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®. It is a proven metric, ranging from -100 to 100 that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company’s products or services to other.

We are excited to announce that the Surgical Group of North Texas Net Promoter Score is 93% with over 200 responses over four months. This shows outstanding patient satisfaction.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas (SurgicalGroupNT.com) is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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Dr. Nathan Emerson Becomes Certified In Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

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Dr. Nathan Emerson Becomes Certified In Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

Brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery.

(May 16, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Dr. Nathan Emerson has been certified for placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter from Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter University. At the end of April, he was on a recent trip to Tampa and engaged in a training course certifying him for the procedure.

Dr. Emerson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an experienced general surgeon capable of performing the full range of operations in the specialty as well as advanced laparoscopic techniques. He has a special interest in endoscopic reflux surgery. And is specially trained to perform transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an innovative procedure that restores the body’s natural protection against esophageal reflux. Many patients suffer from heartburn and regurgitation despite adequate medical therapies. The TIF operation is an effective and safe procedure with minimal complication rates for those patients with difficulty controlling the symptoms of reflux.

Prior to joining the Surgical Group of North Texas, he practiced in Massachusetts for six years.

To make an appointment with Dr. Emerson, call 817-251-0700 or contact your primary care physician for a referral. For more details on the Surgical Group of North Texas, go to SurgicalGroupNT.com.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas (SurgicalGroupNT.com) is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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A Review of the Role of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery

Originally published Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015;112:279–283

KEY WORDS: bariatric surgery; robotics; obesity; gastric bypass; gastrectomy; biliopancreatic diversion; laparoscopy; cancer

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INTRODUCTION

The number of obese children, adolescents, and adults continues to
rise exponentially and represents a major health issue. Even more
alarming is the increase in patients who are considered morbidly obese
(body mass index [BMI] over 40) [1]. Today, roughly two out of every
three adults in the US are overweight and one out of every three adults
are considered obese. Globally, it is estimated that 500 million adults
are obese and 43 million preschool children are overweight or obese [2].
The adverse consequences of obesity have been recognized for decades.
There are multiple studies showing the correlation between obesity and
cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, and
even increased risk of cancer [2–4]. In June 2013, the American
Medical Association formally adopted a policy designating obesity as a
chronic disease [5].

OBESITY AND CANCER

The association of obesity and increased risk of cancer has been
shown in several studies. This association has best been demonstrated in
what has traditionally been thought of as high BMI-related cancers,
such as esophageal (adenocarcinoma), colon, rectal, kidney, pancreas,
gallbladder, and postmenopausal breast and ovarian cancer [4]. Lim
et al. [6] estimated that 3.9% of cancer mortality in 2010 could be
attributed to high BMI. Arnold et al. evaluated worldwide cancer
incidence and its association to BMI. Interestingly, they found that
481,000 (3.6%) of all new cancers cases and 12.8% of all high BMIrelated
cancers in adults were attributable to obesity. The majority of
cases attributed to obesity in this study included uterine, colon, and
breast cancer. The relation of obesity to new cancer cases was
significantly higher in developed as compared to developing countries.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, this mirrors global obesity
statistics [3,4].

BARIATRIC SURGERY AND CANCER RISK

Recently, there have been several studies looking at the effect of
bariatric surgery on cancer incidence and oncologic outcomes [7,8].
The data are mostly observational studies; however, conclusions
favoring bariatric surgery can be drawn. Two meta-analyses of the
published data concluded that patients undergoing bariatric surgery
when compared to obese individuals who had not undergone surgery

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Steve Schierling, MD, FACS joins Surgical Group of North Texas

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Steve Schierling, MD, FACS joins Surgical Group of North Texas

Brings Extensive Minimally-Invasive General Surgery Experience, Along with In-Office Minimally-Invasive Vein Treatments

(January 5, 2017) Grapevine, TX –  Surgical Group of North Texas is excited to announce the addition of Steve Schierling, MD, FACS to their group. Dr. Schierling, a General Surgeon, has been in practice since 2009, with special expertise in minimally invasive vein treatment, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, including single site robotic surgeries, endocrine surgery, hernia surgery, and exposure for spine surgery.

“Dr. Schierling is a great addition to our group because of his unwavering commitment to surgical quality and safety. His surgical expertise adds to our repertoire of surgical techniques that will provide more options for our patients,” says Dr. Sina Matin, one of the founders of the Surgical Group of North Texas.

Dr. Schierling is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an Aggie through and through, undertaking undergraduate, medical school, and General Surgery residency at Texas A&M University, with clinical training at Scott & White Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Schierling is excited to continue his practice in Las Colinas. “I joined the Surgical Group of North Texas because of our shared value of delivering high quality, patient-centered, safe and effective surgical care,” stated Steve Schierling, MD, FACS. “Working with surgeons with a focus on surgical quality is paramount to me.”

Dr. Schierling also offers a new service to the patients of Surgical Group of North Texas – comprehensive in-office treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. He uses Radiofrequency Ablation, Ambulatory Phlebectomy and Sclerotherapy in the office to treat physical and emotional discomfort caused by these unsightly veins.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas (SurgicalGroupNT.com) is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai Joins Surgical Group of North Texas

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Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai Joins Surgical Group of North Texas

Brings Extensive Experience in Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgery

(December 27, 2016) Grapevine, TX –  Surgical Group of North Texas is excited to announce that Dr. Mustafa H. Alibhai has joined their team of exceptional surgeons. Dr. Alibhai adds to the practice’s already impressive skill set of minimally invasive techniques, such as robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic surgery, and incisionless surgery.

Dr. Sina Matin, one of the founders of Surgical Group of North Texas, stated, “We are excited to welcome Dr. Alibhai in our practice because of his commitment to high quality, safe surgical care. His advanced surgical expertise enables us to offer more options to our patients.”

Dr. Alibhai’s primary interest is enabling obese patients achieve a healthy life through both medical and surgical weight loss. He is well versed in surgical options including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric bypass, endoscopic incisionless surgery, and more complex operations, such as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. He believes in helping patients make the transition to a healthier lifestyle through sustained weight loss, which is the key to improved health and a higher quality of life for patients and their families.

In addition to weight loss surgery, Dr. Alibhai ’s areas of interest include the full spectrum of general surgery, treating benign and malignant conditions of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, hiatal hernias, ulcer disease, and hernias of the abdominal wall.

Dr. Mustafa Alibhai grew up in West Texas and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas for undergraduate studies. He received his medical degree and General Surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Afterwards, he completed advanced surgical training at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas in San Antonio. Dr. Alibhai then served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UT Houston, taking an active role in medical education and research.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas (SurgicalGroupNT.com) is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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Shahid Shafi, MD, Named CEO of Surgical Group of North Texas

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Shahid Shafi, MD, Named CEO of Surgical Group of North Texas

(December 19, 2016) Grapevine, TX – Surgical Group of North Texas is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahid Shafi, MD, as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Dr. Shafi has been a surgeon with Surgical Group of North Texas since 2009.

After receiving his medical degree at Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 1988, Dr. Shafi moved to the US. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He then went on to complete his General Surgery residency at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ, and Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Surgical Group of North Texas, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern and Director for Trauma Surgery service line at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at SMU.

Dr. Shafi’s experience in measuring and reporting quality of surgical care has earned him national and international recognition. He has published over 100 articles in medical journals, and has served in leadership roles at local, state, and national level in the medical field. He also serves as a Medical Director for Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. In this role, his primary focus is on improving quality of surgical care in the Quality Alliance’s network of over 45 hospitals and over 4600 physicians across Texas.

Dr. Shafi is looking forward to his new role as the first CEO of the Surgical Group of North Texas. He plans to focus on maintaining high quality of surgical care provided by their surgeons, ensuring safe surgery, and treating patients and their families with kindness, compassion, and respect.

Dr. Sina Matin, one of the founders of Surgical Group of North Texas, stated, “Dr. Shafi’s appointment to lead our group reflects our ongoing commitment to return our patients to health through safe, timely, and effective surgery. Dr. Shafi is fully committed to advancing our goals, and we are thrilled that he will lead us through the next phase our growth.”

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is an independent general surgery practice with eight surgeons who have provided high quality surgical care since 1991. They specialize in advanced hernia repair, bariatric surgery, breast cancer, incisionless reflux surgery, oncologic surgery, vein surgery, and minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They practice at multiple locations, including hospitals affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, HCA, Methodist, and other local hospitals.

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Two SGNT Doctors Recognized as Super Doctors® by TEXAS MONTHLY

Two SGNT doctors were recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly Magazine. The list is to be published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine. We are very proud of the dedication and expertise these doctors bring to our patients.

Who are the Super Doctors®?

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Sina Matin, MD, FACS

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Ed Clifford, MD, FACS

Dr. Sina Matin and Dr. Ed Clifford were selected by their peers as outstanding practicing doctors in Texas. After an extensive nomination and research process conducted by MSP Communications, the results were published in Texas Super Doctors®, a special advertising section in the December 2016 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY.

Texas doctors are surveyed each year and asked to nominate one or more doctors other than themselves from specified medical specialties, based on the answer to this question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” Only the highest-scoring doctors, based on recommendations by their peers, are included on the Super Doctors® list. Only 5 percent of the physicians within the respective state or region are named to Super Doctors®.

Surgical Group of North Texas salutes both its doctors named in Super Doctors®.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is a general surgery practice with specialists in breast cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, comprehensive hernia repair and oncologic surgery.  They also offer minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  Surgical Group of North Texas is known for their experienced surgeons, quality care, and compassionate relationships with their patients.  For more information, please visit our website.

 

 

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