Rick Q. Ngo

Dr. Ngo is a native of Houston and graduated from Rice University in 1994. He subsequently obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine-San Antonio. Dr. Ngo completed his General Surgery residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston in 2003 and has been practicing in the Memorial, Katy, Sugar Land, and Southwest Houston communities for the past twelve years. His main focus areas include minimally invasive hernia, gallbladder, and breast disease surgery. Dr. Ngo is also very active in the community as he currently holds leadership positions with the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Gateway to Care, and YMCA Greater Houston International Services. His hobbies include golf, tennis, and volunteering. For more information on Dr. Ngo, visit his website at www.texasherniaspecialist.com

Specialty  Invasive Hernia, Gallbladder, and Breast Disease Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts- Sociology
Areas of Expertise
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hernia Repair
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
Gender Male


  • Gallbladder Disease
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  • Hernia Repair
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  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
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  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
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  • Laparoscopic Surgery
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Medical Education

General Surgery Residency

St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX

General Surgery Residency

Temple University Health System/Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia,

Doctor of Medicine

University of Texas Health San Antonio- Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Bachelor of Arts- Sociology

Rice University, Houston, TX

Southwest Surgical Associates

Hospital Affiliations

Altus Surgery Center
Hospital for Surgical Excellence of Oak Bend Medical Center
Houston Surgery Center
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
The Methodist Hospital West Houston
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Board Certification

-American Board of Surgery- 2004, 2014

Advisory/Editorial Boards

-DrySee- December 2018-Present
-RealTime Clinic/MyRx365- 2018-Present
-International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery- 2018-Present

Clinical Committees

-Hospital for Surgical Excellence at OakBend Medical Center
-Board of Directors- 2016-17
-Houston Surgery Center
-Infection Control/Quality/Supply Chain Committee Chair- 2016-17
-Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
-General/Cardiovascular Surgery Section- Chief- 2008-10
-Medical Executive Committee- Secretary/Treasurer- 2010-11
-Pharmacy and Therapeutics/Infection Control Committee- Chair- 2008-09
-Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Committee- Chair- 2007-10
-Surgical Performance Improvement Committee- Chair- 2008-13
-Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD)
-Clinical Programs Committee
-Supply Chain Subcommittee Chair- 2012-17
-Surgery Subcommittee- Chair- 2008-11
-Southwest Freeway Surgery Center
-General Surgery Department- Medical Director- 2017


American Cancer Society St. George National Award- 2017
-Gateway to Care- Health Champion Award- 2014
-YMCA of Greater Houston/International Services- Volunteer of the Year- 2014
-Super Doctors- Texas Monthly- 2013-19
-American Cancer Society Gulf Coast Region- Outstanding Community Volunteer- 2010
-American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer- Cancer Liaison
Physician Outstanding Performance Award- 2009
-Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center- Physician of the Year
Nominee- 2007, 2008
-St. Joseph Hospital General Surgery Residency- Academic Excellence Award-
-Temple University Health System/Episcopal Hospital- British Journal of
Surgery Most Outstanding Surgical Trainee- 1999
-Temple University Health System/Episcopal Hospital- General Surgery
Intern of the Year- 1999
-Rice University- President’s Honor Roll- 1990-94

Professional Organizations

-American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
-Board of Directors- 2013-Present
-American Cancer Society Greater Houston East Texas Area
-Board of Directors- Chair- 2018-Present
-American Cancer Society Gulf Coast Region
-Asian Cancer Council
-Breast Health Committee- Past Chair
-Leadership Council- Past Chair
-Vision 2015 Council- Past Chair
-American Cancer Society High Plains Division
-Board of Directors- 2009-17
-American Cancer Society National Advisory Council on Health Equity-
-American Cancer Society South Region
-Regional Cabinet- 2018-Present
-American College of Surgeons
-Fellow- 2005-Present
-Americas Hernia Society
-Association of Rice Alumni
-Rice University Athletics Committee- 2018-19
-Board of Directors- 2017-Present
-Medical Advisory Board- 2010-Present
-Chair- 2017-Present
-Board of Directors- 2018-Present
-Faith In Practice
-Board of Directors- 2016-17
-Volunteer- 2014-17
-Gateway to Care
-Board of Directors- 2014-16
-Texas Gulf Coast Project Access
-Harris County Medical Society
-Community Health Improvement and Communications Committee- Past Chair
-Council of International and Affiliated Medical Societies- Chair- Present
-Lakeside Country Club
-Fitness and Tennis Committee- 2016-Present
-Food and Beverage Committee
-Greens and Grounds Committee- 2018-19
-House Committee- 2016
-Pool and Youth Activities Committee- 2016-17
-Spring Branch Education Foundation
-Board of Directors- 2017-Present
-Texas Medical Association
-Vietnamese American Medical Association- Greater Houston
-External VP- 2018-19
-Parliamentarian- 2013-14
-President- Present
-Vietnamese Culture and Science Association
-Board of Directors- 2012-14
-Health Promotion Committee- Past Chair
-YMCA of Greater Houston
-Board of Directors- 2015-Present
-YMCA of Greater Houston International Services
-Board of Directors- 2010-Present
-Chair- 2013-14


“Surgical Preference Cards: Time To Fix This Mess”. General Surgery News. November 7, 2016.


-Spanish- Fluent
-Vietnamese- Proficient