Richard E. Symmonds, Jr, MD, FACS

Baylor Scott & White Health

Director, Division of General and Bariatric Surgery

General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Patient Care Emphasis
Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Wall Surgery, Gallbladder Disease, General Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Lap Band Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Traumatic Injury

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    August 30, 1979

  • Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, MD, 1974
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, BA, 1970

  • Specialty Training
  • General Surgery Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY
  • Internship, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Awards and Honors
  • Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1978-1979

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Southern Society of Clinical Surgeons Texas Surgical Society
  • Texas Surgical Society

  • Languages Spoken

    Patient Ratings

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    Friendliness/Courtesy of Provider

    4.8 out of 5
    Provider Concern for Questions/Worries

    4.7 out of 5
    Provider Efforts to Include in Decisions

    4.7 out of 5
    Time Provider Spent with Patient

    4.6 out of 5
    Likelihood of Recommending Provider

    4.7 out of 5
    Wait Time at Clinic

    4.5 out of 5

    Patient Comments



    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508