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Dr. Tamara Saunders, MD

General Surgery

Breast Diseases Surgery

Native Houstonian Dr. Tamara Saunders earned her medical degree from the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and completed both her surgical internship and residency at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Dr. Saunders, who is board certified in surgery, treats breast cancer, high-risk breast abnormalitie...

Native Houstonian Dr. Tamara Saunders earned her medical degree from the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and completed both her surgical internship and residency at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

Dr. Saunders, who is board certified in surgery, treats breast cancer, high-risk breast abnormalities and benign breast diseases. She also performs risk-reduction surgeries for genetic mutations. Her clinical interests include providing individualized multidisciplinary treatments, managing high-risk pathology, monitoring high-risk patients and uncovering genetic mutations.

She uses oncoplastic techniques to achieve optimal oncologic and cosmetic outcomes and performs nipple-sparing mastectomies and axillary preservation procedures, when possible, to maintain her patients’ quality of life.

An associate professor of surgery at UTHealth Houston, Dr. Saunders is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

Her care philosophy focuses on educating patients so they can be actively involved in decisions about treatment. She believes in open communication and striving for excellent outcomes and develops personalized treatment plans based on each patient's unique condition.

In her free time, Dr. Saunders, the mother of four children, enjoys traveling, running, skiing and spending time with her family.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 486-5300

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases Surgery
Medical Education

University of Texas at San Antonio 2005

Languages Spoken
  • English
Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Female

Internship & Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center 2010

PCP Number

110000010462

Clinical Interests
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast surgery
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast surgery
  • Risk Reducing Salpingo Oophorectomy
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Cities Served

Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Cypress, Fulshear, Galena Park, Houston, Katy, Missouri City, Richmond, Stafford

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna Healthspring Star Plus MMP
  • 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
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans excl Medicare)
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Molina StarStar Plus
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare CHIP Perinate
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WELLCARE TEXAN PLUS
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

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