Dr. Puja Gaur Khaitan is a general surgeon practicing in Houston, Texas. Dr. Khaitan specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Khaitan provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
Education and Training
University of Texas Southwestern
American Board of Surgery- Surgery
- Management of gastric conduit dehiscence with self-expanding metal stents: a case report on salvaging the gastric conduit.
- Endoscopically Guided Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement for Patients with Distal Esophageal Stents.
- Clinical outcomes following self-expanding metal stent placement for esophageal salvage.
- Routine use of mesh during hiatal closure is safe with no increase in adverse sequelae.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Faculty, Division of Thoracic Surgery -
- Georgia Society of American College of Surgeons, Trauma Case Competitor, 2010
- Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), 2009
- Best Basic Science Poster Award, Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), 2009
- Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-GI), 2009
- North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Travel Award, 2008
- Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-GI), 2008
- Lung and esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, chest wall resections, minimally invasive and robotic surgery
- Brigham and Women's Hospital (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Professional Society Memberships
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons, General Thoracic Surgery Club, American College of Surgeons
Articles and Publications
29 Publications, 5 Book Chapters
What do you attribute your success to?
Parents, Brother, and Sister
Areas of research
Teaching and speaking
Favorite professional publications
- New England Journal of Medicine
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