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Dr. Farzaneh Banki MD

Dr. Farzaneh Banki MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
(713) 486-1100


Dr. Farzaneh Banki obtained her medical degree from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1996. She subsequently completed her internship and general surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), including a year of clinical research in the esophageal motility laboratory. She acquired further experience in the treatment of esophageal disease during her thoracic and foregut fellowship at USC before working for a year as a clinical fellow at Response Genetics, Inc., to identify the role of plasma DNA as a diagnostic tool in the treatment of patients with esophageal cancer.

After completing her training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007, she served in the Department of Surgery at USC from July 2007-2009. Dr. Banki became a member of the faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston in 2009.

As Professor of Surgery at McGovern and Director of the Esophageal Disease Center at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Dr. Banki focuses on the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus and lungs. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal motility disorder, malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach, as well as benign and malignant disease of the lungs and airway.

Her focus of research includes the role of plasma DNA in the screening and diagnosis of primary, metastatic and recurrent esophageal cancer, diagnosis and treatment of complex hiatal hernia, and treatment of achalasia.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Montreal, 1996
Internships & Residency
Usc University Hospital, 2003
Usc University Hospital, 2005
University of Washington - Graduate Medical Education, 2007
Clinical Interests
Achalasia, Antireflux Surgery, Barrett's esophagus, BARRX (HALO ablation), EMR(Endoscopic Mucosal Resection), Esophageal Cancer, Esophageal disorders, Foregut Surgery, Gastric cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy, Minimally invasive lung surgery, Minimally invasive myotomy, Scleroderma, Tracheal stenosis, Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
PCP Number
Cities Served
Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park, Houston, League City


ZIP Codes Served
77012, 77017, 77033, 77034, 77047, 77048, 77051


Physician Website

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp


Watch a video about Monica Stark's journey with Memorial Hermann Southeast's Esophageal Disease Center.