News

We are pleased to announce the association of Dr. Paul E. “Tripp” Palmer to our practice effective August 1, 2019.  Dr. Palmer completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky.  He received his Medical Diploma from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Enrique M. Sta.Ana has joined our practice starting September 1, 2015. Dr. Sta.Ana obtained his Medical Diploma from the Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. He completed his Internship and Residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. Additionally, he completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA.

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

We are one of the first group of surgeons to routinely perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for gallbladder, hernia, and appendix procedures in West Houston. These surgeries can be performed via a single cut hidden in the belly button resulting in basically no scars. Our surgeons have performed over 350 of these cases. Please contact us for a preoperative evaluation.

Dr. Wheeler has been elected as Chief of Staff at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center for the 2013-2014 term.

We are happy to celebrate forty-four years of practice! The surgeons of Memorial and Katy Surgical Specialists (previously Memorial City Surgical Associates) have been taking care of the surgical needs of the West Houston community since 1971. We can serve you in either our Memorial City or Katy locations   

Dr. Wheeler was reelected as Surgery Department Chair at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center for 2011-2012. 

Dr. Wheeler was elected as Surgery Department Chair at Methodist West Houston Hospital for 2011-2012.    

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Katy office located on campus at the new Methodist West Houston Hospital. Our address is 18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 420, Houston, TX 77094.    

Drs. Ruttman recently attended the Davol National Hernia Symposium.

Our Surgeons have performed over fifty Single Incision Laparoscopic Umbilical/Ventral Hernia Repairs.  

Dr. Wheeler was elected as Surgery Department Chair at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center for 2009-2010.