Farzaneh Banki, MD

Associate Professor Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Director, Esophageal Disease Center Memorial Hermann Southeast


Academic Office
phone 713.486.5100

Clinical Office
phone 713.486.1100


Liliana Valdivia


Thoracic Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Minimal invasive antireflux surgery, Esophageal motility disorders, Achalasia, Scleroderma, Minimally invasive myotomy, Esophageal cancer, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, EMR (endoscopic mucosal resection), Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus, BARRX (HALO ablation), Tracheal stenosis, Lung cancer, Minimally invasive lung surgery, Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), Gastric cancer

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Additional Information

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Western Thoracic Association
  • Dr. Banki has authored or co-authored 33 articles and 10 book chapters.
  • She actively participates in the research for identifying new tumor markers such as plasma DNA in diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancer.