E. Leon Etter, II

Dr. E. Leon Etter II earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB). Upon graduation, he completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center (SJMC) in 1987, where he continues to practice today.

Dr. Etter’s practice is dedicated to recognizing the patient’s mind, body, and spirit, as he knows that these elements are essential to successful outcomes. Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Etter is an accomplished laparoscopic and robotic surgeon with an emphasis on complex biliary pancreatic diseases, as well as cancers of the breast, colon, and small bowel. In addition, he maintains a keen interest in bariatric surgery, gastric disorders, and complex hernia repair. He is currently a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating his enthusiasm for the comprehensive breadth of surgical practice in modern-day medicine.

Dr. Etter is a clinical professor in the department of general surgery at UTMB and serves as a member of the governing board at SJMC. He is known as a remarkable surgeon who operates with his heart as well as his hands. Outside of his practice, he prefers to balance mind and spirit through the practice of Chi-gong and Tai Chi.

A native Houstonian, Dr. Etter is the devoted husband and father, who occupies much of his free time with his family.

Specialty  Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon
Degrees
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts- Sociology
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
Offices St Joseph’s Clinic
Gender Male

Services

  • Appendicitis
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  • Weight Loss Surgery
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  • Gallbladder Disease
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  • Colon Disease/Cancer
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  • Breast Disease/Cancer
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  • Hemorrhoids
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  • Reflux Surgery
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  • Laparoscopic Surgery
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  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
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  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
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Medical Education & Academic Appointments

St. Joseph Medical Center

Chief of Staff

St. Joseph Medical Center

Chief of Staff Elect

St. Joseph Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

UTMB

Assistant Professor

UTMB

Regional Director of Wound Care

Cornerstone General Hospital

Chief of Staff

First Street Hospital

Member

St. Joseph Medical Center Board of Directors

Member at Large

St. Joseph Medical Center Medical Executive Committee

Medical Director

St. Joseph Medical Center Wound Care Clinic

Section Chief

St. Joseph Surgical Training Program

Teaching Staff

General Surgery Residency

Christus St. Joseph Hospital, Houston TX

Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX,

Southwest Surgical Associates

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph Hospital
Park Plaza Hospital
First Street Hospital
Cornerstone General Hospital
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons Professional Association
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of General Surgeons
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Harris County Medical Society
Houston Surgical Society
St. Joseph Medical Center Downtown Houston PHO
The Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association
SAGES