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Dr. Maria Palafox is a respected general and breast cancer surgeon in South Texas, and one of only a very few female surgeons with a practice predominantly focused on breast cancer. Dr. Palafox has always had a passion for women's health and caught the "surgery bug" when she was in medical school. After working as a general surgeon for several years, she had the opportunity to join a practice just outside of Houston, TX that specialized in breast cancer. During her experience there, she became well-known for her clinical expertise and was asked to serve as the liaison for the Committee on Cancer to the American Collet of Surgeons for Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, an NAPBC-certified organization and Bayshore Medical Center just outside of Houston, TX. She also served as the Chief of Breast and General Surgery within the Tenet Healthcare network. Dr. Palafox moved back to South Texas in 2015 to launch South Texas Breast Surgery, a surgical practice specializing in predominantly in breast cancer, genetic testing & counseling, and women's surgical needs. She maintains a general surgery division as well that performs all types of surgeries for both men and women to include gall bladder removal, appendectomy, breast reduction, hernia repair, skin tag removal, colectomy, and hemorrhoidectomy. Dr. Palafox completed her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and earned her medical degree and fellowship from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
Patients typically are seen right away.
Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.