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Robotic Surgery Doctors

Robotic Surgery Doctors at Medical City Dallas Hospital

The board certified general surgeons and robotic surgery specialists at Medical City Dallas are some of the busiest, most experienced in North Texas and across the United States. If you have a condition that you think would benefit from robotic surgery, the robotic experts at Medical City Dallas will be happy to consult with you about your options.

Dr. Michael Sutker

Medical Director, Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, Medical City Dallas
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Education

Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
Residency: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Internship: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Graduate Degree: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas-Austin

Dr. Teresa Bascom

Dr. Teresa Bascom's OB-GYN practice encompasses routine and high risk obstetrics, infertility, gynecology, office based procedures, major and minor gynecological surgical procedures, urological treatments, as well as offering treatment for pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions. New, innovative treatments for common conditions women experience are of particular interest to her. She offers options for procedures that have lower risks of side effects and may be performed in the office setting, allowing women to take less time out of their busy live.

Dr. Christopher Bell

Medical Director, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Medical City Dallas
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Education

Fellowship: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Residency: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School
Internship: University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
Graduate Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Texas Tech University
Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas-Austin

Dr. Joseph J. Carlos

Dr. Joseph Carlos, a Michigan native, is one of the founding physicians of Carlos & Parnell, M.D., P.A., which has been in existence since 1981. Dr. Carlos’ practice provides evaluation and treatment of various gynecological disorders, contraceptive counseling, well woman exams, evaluation of abnormal pap smears. His practice also includes infertility treatment options as well as obstetric guidance.

Dr. Kelli L. Culpepper

Dr. Kelli Culpepper has been in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 13 years.

Dr. Monica M. Diaz

Dr. Diaz is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist. She joined Carlos & Parnell, M.D. in 2006. Dr. Diaz is dedicated to her patients, providing compassionate care and treatment for various gynecological disorders, well woman exams, infertility treatment options, contraceptive counseling, and obstetric guidance.

Dr. Quynh-Chi T. Dinh

Dr. Quynh-Chi Dinh has 10 years of experience in the Obstetric/Gynecological field.

Dr. Bruce Fine

Bruce A. Fine, M.D. specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Fine is one of more than 345 physicians belonging to an independent oncology practice that serves over 135 sites throughout Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Texas Oncology medical teams specialize in medical oncology, hematology, gynecologic oncology, pediatric hematology and oncology, and radiation oncology. Patients are treated with today's most advanced, effective cancer technologies, therapies, cancer treatments, and full-service pharmacies.

Dr. Heidi Harms

Dr. Heidi Harms was inspired by her grandfather to study medicine, who was a physician that she thought the world of and aspired to be like. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she joined Advanced Women’s Healthcare in 2005. Having practiced for more than eight years, she is dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care to her patients in all stages of their lives, and she enjoys all areas of OB/GYN, including adolescent gynecology, contraception management, infertility, obstetrics, pelvic surgery, urogynecology and menopausal management.

Dr. Thomas P. Heffernan

Dr. Thomas Heffernan was recently designated an epicenter surgeon by Intuitive Surgical Systems. There are only four gynecologic oncologist epicenter surgeons in the United States. Epicenter surgeons are responsible for training other robotic surgeons, and are chosen in part for their excellence in patient outcomes.

Dr. Thomas Heffernan is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. He has published several papers both as an author and an illustrator. His research during fellowship focused on cervical cancer and was supported by a grant from 3M and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Heffernan treats cancer of the ovary, endometrium, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva and trophoblastic disease.

Dr. Michelle Heintges

Dr. Michelle Heintges is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She grew up in Hartshorne, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She has been in private practice at Medical City Dallas since 2003.

Dr. Heintges’ has a special interest in pelvic floor reconstruction, menopause and adolescent medicine.

Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan

Dr. Nirmal Jayaseelan received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center where he obtained Honors in Surgical Research for a study on shock under Dr. Tom Shires. He completed his General Surgery Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Jayaseelan is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the nation. He has performed more than 6,000 weight loss operations and has been voted by his peers as the best bariatric surgeon in Dallas 8 years in a row.

Dr. Nicholas Lux, FACOG

Dr. Lux has been in practice since 1989. His practice involves minimally-invasive hospital and office-based gynecologic procedures, management of routine and high-risk pregnancies, major and minor gynecologic operations and first-tier fertility evaluations.

Since 2009, Dr. Lux has been performing robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery including minimally-invasive laparoscopy, hysterectomy, and myomectomy. This is appropriate for a wide variety of conditions, to the point that a very large majority of operations he performs are minimally-invasive, utilizing the daVinci robotic system, giving his patients a shorter recovery time among other advantages.

Dr. Lux completed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas in 1989 and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, and previously earned Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering. He is married and lives in Dallas with his lovely wife, Lori. He enjoys travel and tries to get away on a ski or hiking trip from time to time.

Dr. Alan K. Munoz

Dr. Munoz completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School ("UTSW") and his fellowship at UCLA. Though his primary medical interest is gynecologic oncology (cancer in the female reproductive organs), he is also a specialist in difficult, complex, female pelvic surgeries. He is board certified in obstetrics-gynecology and gynecologic oncology and is a member of numerous medical, gynecologic organizations.

Dr. Amie Napier

Dr. Napier is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with specialties including minimally invasive and robotic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, fertility and general gynecology. She joined the staff of Advanced Women’s Healthcare in 2000. Working with patients and committing to their long-term health and well being are what she’s most passionate about.

Dr. Jonathan C. Oh

Jonathan C. Oh, M.D. specializes in Gynecological Oncology. He is board certified in both Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Oh has published numerous articles and abstracts on gynecologic malignancies and surgical advances in the treatment of gynecologic cancer. Dr. Oh’s specific area of interest lies with the advancement of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Dr. Wendy Parnell

Dr. Wendy C. Parnell is a native of Dallas, Texas and graduated from The Greenhill School. In her final year of residency training she had the distinguished honor of serving as Chief Resident at the largest Obstetric and Gynecology residency training program in the country. Her practice concentrates on the treatment of various gynecological disorders, contraceptive counseling, well woman exams, infertility, as well as obstetric care.

Dr. Winfred Parnell

Dr. Winfred Parnell is originally from Florida. He is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with expertise in minimally invasive robotic surgery. Dr. Parnell is an active member of the medical staff at Medical City Hospital, and he has served in leadership positions on numerous hospital committees, including serving as Chief of Staff during the 1995-1996 term. His practice provides evaluation and treatment of various gynecological disorders, infertility evaluation and prenatal care.

Dr. Kristi L. Ryder, FACOG

Dr. Ryder is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a member of the Texas Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a member of Northlake OB/GYN services include general obstetrical care, high risk obstetrical care, infertility evaluation and in office sonography.

Dr. Amy G. Sigman

Dr. Sigman is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. In private practice since 1999, she was the first female doctor to join Advanced Women's Healthcare, now an all-female physicians practice. Dr. Sigman divides her time between healthy, normal pregnancies and complicated operative deliveries, and she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgeries including robotics and hysteroscopy.