Dr. Aakash Gajjar earned his medical degree from the UT Health San Antonio Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
In practice since 2004, Dr. Gajjar is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. His primary clinical interests are colon and rectal cancer, anal cancer, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy and robotic surgery, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, colonoscopy, hemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, constipation, fecal incontinence and pilonidal disease.
Dr. Gajjar’s goal is to provide individualized quality care, beginning with patient education and shared physician-patient decision-making. His practice offers extensive medical and surgical experience combined with a high level of customer service and a commitment to health and wellness. His goals are to make patients feel better as quickly as possible and to prevent illness from recurring.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS), Dr. Gajjar serves on several professional committees and is a member and current President (2020) of the Galveston County Medical Society.