Galveston General Surgeon
2219 Sawdust Rd., Unit #1203
The Woodlands, Texas 77380 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Great Surgeon!!!!! Honest and excellent work!

Dr.Delacruz is a wonderful doctor. During the consult he explained my procedure in great detail and was very caring and informative. During my examination he took his time and did not rush. I told him my expectations and He told me how big i could go size wise and i was able to try on test breast implants w a sports bra on to kind of imagine what each cc would look like on me. He had a lot...

5 out of 5 stars Plastic Surgery

I had a Very good experience!

My experience with doctor Emmanuel was great! He did a very good job ! Felt very comfortable with him, safe and the results were amazing ! I will definitely go back to him in the future.! ..........

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

This man is the best in his industry!

Dr De La Cruz did my breast aug and sever semastia correction . I could not be happier after several Top Drs in Houston turned me away, he took on the challenge with confidence and ease. My results are over the top from what I expected. He treated me like I was his family and tended to my every need through surgery and during my recovery. I was very calm and at peace before surgery and going...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

63 Years Old - Texas, TX


5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

29 Years Old 5 Kids 5"5 119lb

I have been wanting a tummy tuck for four years. I am a very small frame. I have the hardest time trying to get clothes to fit me. I wanted the tummy tuck to get rid of the extra skin and hopefully my clothes would fit better afterwards. But I was always so scared of the recovery time. I am the type of person who is always go go go very busy and extremely active. I work out 6-7 days a week. I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Highly Recommend Dr. De La Cruz - The Woodlands, TX

I wanted a boob job for many years. I was just scared of the surgery and of what could possibly go wrong during and after the procedure after meeting with Dr. Cruz during the consultation I was convinced that I should go ahead and go thru with it he was very informative and reassuring . Its been 3 months since my procedure and I am very satisfied with the outcome not to mention very satisfied...

1 out of 5 stars Laser Liposuction

Doctor Left Me Disfigured and Depressed - The Woodlands, TX

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Personal Statement

Dr. Emmanuel De La Cruz is a Houston physician, fully trained in general surgery as well as plastic surgery. Dr. De La Cruz also pursued further training to perform the 4D VASER Hi-Definition Liposculpture by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos in Bogota, Colombia.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General

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Awards & Recognition

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital "Helping Hands" Humanitarian award, 2016
Frank C. Webber Prize for Medical Research, University of Texas Medical School Research Convention, 1998
President's Honor Roll & Dean's List, TTU, 1994 - 1997
Professional Recognition:
Executive / Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 2010
Surgical Residency Advisory Council, Loma Linda University, 2006
General Surgery Residency Review Committee, LLUMC, 2006

Hospital Privileges

Dr. De La Cruz has hospital affiliations at Methodist (Medical Center), Memmorial Hermann Hospital (The Woodlands and Memorial City Center), St. Luke's (The Vintage and The Woodlands), TOPS Surgical Speciality Hospital, Red Oak Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Lake Woodlands Surgical Center, River Oaks Surgical Center..


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Texas Tech University
    Medical: MD, University of Texas Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
    General Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
    Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, Oregon Health & Sciences University School Of Medicine, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery and Department of Orthopedics, Portland, Oregon

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Any risk of nerve damage from a dental block or cheek fillers?

The risks of nerve damage from a dental nerve block or any nerve block is very rare. Although it is very important to go to an experienced plastic... READ MORE

I had Vaser Lipo 6 and a half weeks ago. Swelling or fat?

Typically you'll start seeing some skin retraction and swelling reduction around 6 weeks. It will continue to improve around 3-6 months. I recommend... READ MORE

Please help, so confused, laser liposuction or Vaser liposuction? (Photo)

The VASER Liposuction is the only liposuction method that has shown significant skin retraction and less bleeding according to a randomized clinical... READ MORE

Is there a way to treat calcified seromas or is it possible I will be left with these hard lumps?

I recommend getting lymphatic massage therapy in the area, as well as possible radiofrequency therapy. Time will tell. Good luck and may God bless you... READ MORE

Best type of lipo for hips/flanks?

According to a randomized clinical trial comparing VASER liposuction versus traditional liposuction, the VASER liposuction group produced more skin... READ MORE

How much fat was really taken out? (Photo)

The most important question would be 1)which area/location did you undergo liposuction, and 2)how much fat did you have there in the first place?... READ MORE

3 months after Vaser Lipo tummy and notice very sagging skin in my tummy specially around my belly bottom. (photo)

Skin retraction typically starts to appear around 6 weeks. The optimal skin retraction is around 5 months according to clinical studies. In my... READ MORE

When Will I See Vaser Liposelection Results?

Often, you can start seeing some results after 24-48 hours. It is critical that you're wearing the foam garment and the body suit immediately after... READ MORE

VASER High Def Lipo: Side Effects and Risks

Like any procedure, there are risks involved. These risks include any infection, bleeding, contour irregularities, scarring, fibrosis, fat embolism,... READ MORE

Herniated Fat Pads Under Eyes. Would Belotero Be Effective? (photo)

With regards to "herniated fat pads", one would need a lower blepharoplasty with fat pad transposition to help correct the tear trough deformity.... READ MORE

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