Born in Andrews in West Texas, Erik Wilson did his undergrad at Texas A&M University, medical school at Baylor University and residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, TN.

“I got into laparoscopy and was told I could probably teach it,” he says. That prediction came true.

His wife was from Houston, so it made sense that he pursue a fellowship here. “When I interviewed, I realized I could learn a lot,” he adds. In fact, Dr. Wilson did almost 1,600 surgical procedures during his years of residency. But during the one year of his fellowship, he did 1,200. Today, he is a full-fledged academic surgeon; and trains six to eight fellows a year in minimally invasive surgery.

“Robotics is an immersive process, very precise. I’ve been doing it over 10 years. UT Health is a leader in robotic bariatric surgery procedures and others, like hernia, anti-reflux and bladder augmentations.”

Dr. Wilson has three boys, and likes to ski, read and travel. He also engages in a lot of professional development. “I am involved in the development, training, and FDA approval process of equipment and procedures,” he explains.

During his free time, Dr. Wilson also enjoys his fully restored ’69 Camaro SS convertible.

Next prediction? “The days of open elective surgery are coming to an end. We are driving these changes here.”


B.S., Biochemistry, Texas A&M University, 1988-1992
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1992-1996
General Surgery, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 1996-2001
Laparoendoscopic, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 2001-2002

Clinic Locations

UT Physicians Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UTMIST)
6700 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401

UT Physicians Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance (COMMP)
6700 West Loop South, Suite 500
Bellaire, TX 77401