Meet Our
Surgical Physicians

Surgical Group of The Woodlands is a collaboration of highly skilled and trained medical professionals who are proud to be a part of the healthcare of Texas. The members of Surgical Group of The Woodlands are board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Surgery and exercise the highest standards of professional and personal behavior.

Jason M. Balette

M.D., F.A.C.S.
A native Texan, Dr. Balette grew up in The Woodlands. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree, he attended medical school at the University of Texas…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Montgomery County Medical Society
    • Society of Baylor Surgeons
    • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2015-2018
    • Texas Monthly Rising Star 2012-2014

James A. Field

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Field grew up in Spring. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He then attended the University…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • American Medical Association
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Montgomery County Medical Society
    • Aust Society

Pete Turcinovic

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Turcinovic grew up in The Woodlands. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his medical degree from Baylor…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    • Co-Director of Trauma-Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Montgomery County Medical Society
    • Aust Society

James Ryan Maggart

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr Maggart grew up in El Paso, Texas but his family moved to Spring in 1992. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.

Drew Howard

M.D., F.A.C.S.
A native Texan, Dr. Howard grew up in Klein, Texas, graduating from Klein High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts in Religion…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • Associate of the American College of Surgeons
    • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 
    • Christian Medical and Dental Association 
    • Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society

Timothy M. Hodges

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Timothy Michael Hodges is an affiliated trauma surgeon on the Medical Staff of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is dual board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • Fellow of American College of Surgeon
    • Harwell Wilson Surgical Society

Sayl Bunyan

M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr.Bunyan grew up in Baghdad, where he graduated from the medical school of Baghdad University in 2006. He immigrated to the United States and completed his general surgery training in…

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  • Credentials M.D., F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Texas Medical Association
    • American Medical Association
    • Aust Society

Saif F. Hassan

MD, F.A.C.S.
Dr. Hassan grew up in Baghdad. Graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine where he received his medical degree. Living in Baghdad during the height of the war was very dangerous…

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  • Credentials MD, F.A.C.S.
  • Memberships
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Montgomery County Medical Society
    • J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society

M. David Albers

M.D.
After graduating from Rice University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering, Dr. Albers attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in…

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  • Credentials M.D.
  • Memberships
    • American Medical Association
    • American College of Surgeons

Heather M. Brandfellner

D.O. FACS
After graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Brandfellner attended medical school at the University of North Texas Science Center in Fort Worth, TX. Upon…

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  • Credentials D.O. FACS
  • Memberships
    • QI – Surgical Site Infections Committee
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Bexar County Medical Society
    • American Medical Association

Tracy Soledad

M.D.
Dr. Soledad received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her medical degree from Texas Tech Health Sciences…

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  • Credentials M.D.
  • Memberships
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
    • Texas Medical Association
    • American Medical Association

Bradley Waggoner

M.D. FACS
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Waggoner later attended medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock,…

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  • Credentials M.D. FACS
  • Memberships
    • American Society for Bariatric Surgery
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Endo-Surgery Institute/Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.