John Uecker, MD, FACS

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John Uecker, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

Surgery & Perioperative Care

John M Uecker, MD is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the general surgery residency training program at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.  He has been educating medical students and residents in Austin since 2003. During that time he has implemented and developed many innovative teaching modalities into the training curriculum.

Dr. Uecker graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch in 1993 and then completed his general surgery training at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. After completing his general surgery residency, he served in the Navy as the Ship Surgeon on the USS Enterprise. His ship was in the Northern Arabian Sea on September 11, 2001 and he supported Operation Enduring Freedom at that time.  After returning to the States, he was deployed again to Iraq with the First Marine Division at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a combat surgeon on the front lines.

Dr. Uecker has now been at the Dell Seton Medical Center (DSMC) for over 14 years. He developed and currently directs the surgical oncology clinic, and is an active member of the Seton Oncology Executive Committee. Dr. Uecker has moderated the multi-disciplinary adult cancer care conference at the Dell Seton Medical Center since 2007.  He has implemented innovative technology into his practice of cancer patients such as laparoscopic ultrasound guided microwave ablation of liver tumors. In addition to his surgical oncology practice, he enjoys advanced robotics surgery for procedures such as hiatal hernias, gastro esophageal reflux disease, adrenal tumors, gallstones, as well as a variety of abdominal wall hernias.

Dr. Uecker recognizes the need to spend quality time outside of the hospital and enjoys having fun with his wife of over 25 years and their two children. He enjoys multiple outdoor activities including wakeboarding, surfing, running, biking and swimming.