Gary K. Alexander, MD FACS
Dr. Gary Alexander is a board certified general surgeon practicing in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex since 2007.
Dr. Alexander specializes in surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, including heartburn/reflux surgery, gallbladder surgery, and colon surgery. He performs endoscopy including colonoscopy for diagnostics and cancer screening. He is certified in minimally invasive surgery including Da Vinci Robot assisted surgery.
He also performs thyroid surgery, breast surgery, vascular access surgery as well as skin and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Alexander has always loved putting things back together. From a young age, he knew he either wanted to be an engineer or a surgeon. “These were the only two things on my radar,” he said, “and it didn’t take me long to realize it’s more fulfilling to take care of people than to build things.”
Today, he’s a general surgeon at the Surgical Associates of Mansfield, a practice he helped conceive, and he takes the people part of the job very seriously. “I’m not going to send you home with an approach you don’t need.” A large part of his job is making sure his patients understand their options. “If there’s a non-invasive option that would work better than a surgical procedure, we’re happy to let our patients know and do everything we can to point them in the most conservative direction.”
If a surgical procedure is needed though, Dr. Alexander’s patients can rest assured they’ll get the best care possible at the Surgical Associates of Mansfield. The largest robotic surgery practice in the area, it offers a wide range of minimally-invasive surgeries. Dr. Alexander and his associates are not afraid to tackle complex cases, and they take pains to ensure each procedure is as minimally- invasive as possible. For their patients, this means less pain, shorter recovery, less risk of infection, less trauma to surrounding tissue, and less scarring.
Dr. Alexander and his associates are not afraid to tackle complex cases, and they take pains to ensure each procedure is as minimally-invasive as possible.
This year, Dr. Alexander and his associates are thrilled to be settling into a new location in Mansfield. After five years of planning, the new, state-of-the-art facility for the Surgical Associates of Mansfield, which Dr. Alexander was instrumental in planning, is finally complete, and Dr. Alexander and his associates are proud of the result.
Dr. Alexander loves Mansfield for its small-town feel and big-city amenities. “It’s nice to be able to grow with the city, and to know you’ve contributed to that growth.” Certainly, he’s doing his part for our community. Dr. Alexander feels the new location for the Surgical Associates of Mansfield is perfect for collaborating with the medical community and he looks forward to watching the practice grow.
-Living Magazine, 2017