Austin General Surgeon
909 N. Jackson Road
McAllen, Texas 78501 US
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1 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Horrible Experience - Austin, TX

I had Smart Lipo done about 8 years ago with Dr. Havorka. While it was being done all I noticed in the canister of what was being sucked out was blood and clear liquid (my stomach had been pumped with pain meds since I was awake for the procedure) very little fat could be seen in the canister. After the swelling went down there was no difference in fat, the only difference is the indentation...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hovorka has hospital affiliations at McAllen Medical Center, Mission Regional Hospital, Knapp Medical Center, Solara Hospital, Lifecare Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical School:
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1994
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, West Virginia University
    Charleston, WV, 1994-1995

    General Surgery, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine 1995-1998
    Chief Resident General Surgery 1998-1999
    Dual Board Certified General Surgery and Phlebology (the study of veins)

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