William Buitrago, MD

Dr. Buitrago joined the practice in 2018 after completing a 2-year fellowship in advanced GI minimally invasive surgery at UTHealth in Houston. This fellowship, one of the first of its kind in the country, emphasizes bariatric and anti-reflux procedures. Dr. Buitrago has a passion for bariatric surgery and a strong desire to help those who’ve struggled with being overweight and feeling lost. Dr. Buitrago finds great joy in helping his patients on their weight loss journey, and feels inextricably inspired by those he serves.

Dr. Buitrago completed his MD, PhD, and General Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Throughout these years, he completed numerous research projects to evaluate and improve care and further scientific understanding. A current study is evaluating outcomes of micro-laparoscopic technologies in bariatric and general surgery procedures. A recipient of the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program grant, he has 15 publications and has given 30 research presentations at various symposia, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Prior to attending medical school, he graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Magna Cum Laude distinction.  Dr. Buitrago is fluent in Spanish.

Member Since
March 2021