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Grapevine, TX – Surgical Group of North Texas is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Emerson has joined the practice.  He brings extensive experience in General Surgery, including specialized training in an endoscopic reflux surgery.

Dr. Nathan Emerson did his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Then, he completed a General Surgery Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  Prior to joining the Surgical Group of North Texas, he practiced in Massachusetts for six years.   

Dr. Emerson and his wife, a Neurosurgeon, chose to move to the area to be closer to family.  When asked why he selected Surgical Group of North Texas, Dr. Emerson said, “I joined Surgical Group of North Texas because of their great reputation and excellent relationships with patients and physicians.”

He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is an experienced general surgeon capable of performing the full range of operations in the specialty as well as advanced laparoscopic techniques.

Dr. Emerson has a special interest in endoscopic reflux surgery; he is specially trained to perform transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), an innovative procedure that restores the body’s natural protection against esophageal reflux.  Many patients suffer from heartburn and regurgitation despite adequate medical therapies.  The TIF operation is an effective and safe procedure with minimal complication rates for those patients with difficulty controlling the symptoms of reflux.

To make an appointment with Dr. Emerson, call (817) 251.0070 or contact your primary care physician for a referral.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is a general surgery practice with specialists in breast cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, oncologic surgery, and reflux surgery.  They also offer minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  Surgical Group of North Texas is known for their experienced surgeons, quality care, and compassionate relationships with their patients.  For more information, please visit our website.


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Irving, TX – An accomplished general surgeon, Dr. Julio Rivera specializes in advanced laparoscopic abdominal procedures and has been performing advanced laparoscopy for many years.

Dr. Rivera received his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Baylor University and went on to receive his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Rivera is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Society of Laparoscopic Endoscopists and the American Hernia Society.

To make an appointment with Dr. Rivera, call (972) 254-9399 or contact your primary care physician for a referral. For more details on the Surgical Group of North Texas, go to our website.

About Surgical Group of North Texas

The Surgical Group of North Texas is a general surgery practice with specialists in breast cancer surgery, bariatric surgery, and oncologic surgery.  They also offer minimally invasive techniques such as advanced laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  Surgical Group of North Texas is known for their experienced surgeons, quality care, and compassionate relationships with their patients.  For more information, please visit our website.


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