Francisco G Cigarroa
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Cigarroa, MD

  • Pediatric Surgery
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About me

About Me

Dr. Francisco Cigarroa is a nationally-renowned transplant surgeon. He received his bachelors degree in biology from Yale University and his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed fellowships in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Cigarroa became a faculty member at UT Health San Antonio in 1995. He was part of a surgical team that performed the first split liver donor transplant between two recipients in Texas.
In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Cigarroa to serve on the Presidents Committee on the National Medal of Science.
In 2009, Dr. Cigarroa became the first Hispanic to be named Chancellor of The University of Texas System. After fiveyears, hereturned full-time to his passion forpatient care.




English, Spanish


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Medical School:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital


Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Abdominal Tumor
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disease
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Capillary Hemangioma
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Congenital Abnormality Of Respiratory System
  • Congenital Atresia Of Intestinal Tract
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Constipation
  • Crohn'S Disease
  • Esophageal Atresia
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocele Testis
  • Hypospadias
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Lymphatic Malformation
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Nervous System Tumor
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Obstructive Uropathy
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Undescended Testicle
  • Varicocele
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wilms Tumor