Francis Buzad, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Francis Buzad

Advanced minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotic technology for the treatment of diseases of the GI tract, hernias, breast and colon cancer and other intra-abdominal conditions.

Dr. Buzad is one of a few recognized Epicenter surgeons for Intuitive Surgical, who is recognized for providing a location for robotic surgery training, case observation and advances in robotic surgery.

Special Interests:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anti-reflux surgery for GERD and hiatal hernia repair
  • Management of a wide spectrum of cancer care including colon and breast cancer
  • Robotic colon resection
  • Robotic heller-myotomy for achalasia
  • Robotic inguinal and ventral hernia
  • Single-site gall bladder repair (cholecystectomy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid and para-thyroid surgery

Medical Education


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Internship & Residency

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX


Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery: Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, OR


  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Texas Medical License


  • Medical Director, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Section Chief, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic General Surgery
  • General Surgery Chief Robotic Steering Committee Texas Institute of Robotic Surgery
  • Surgeon Proctor for Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Member, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Peer Review Committee
  • Member, North Austin Medical Center, Peer Review Committee
  • North Austin Medical Center Tumor Board
  • Surgical Advisory Board, Virginia College
  • North Austin Medical Center Strategic Planning Committee
  • Lecturer for daVinci Robotics
    • Robotics in General Surgery, Impact on a Community Practice, June 2012
    • Innovating with Single Site daVinci, May 2012
    • Single-Site Surgeon Lecture, May 2012
  • Austin Woman Guide to Good Health, August 2012 – Single site gallbladder removal

Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society



Personal Interests

Mountaineering, rock climbing and running.   For more information about Dr. Buzad visit: Austin Robotic Surgeon