Richard J. Andrassy, MD
Surgery – General
General Pediatric Surgery
Surgery – Hernia and Abdominal Reconstruction
- Clinical Interests:
- Surgical Oncology, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery
- Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia, 1972
Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1977
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1980
Richard Andrassy, M.D., has been head of the McGovern Medical School Department of Surgery at UTHealth since 1994.
He is the longest-serving surgical department chair in the United States. He is also the only pediatric and general surgeon in Texas who counts both adults and children as his patients.
A baseball player in college, Dr. Andrassy started playing golf at age 44, and was lucky enough to get to play with Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. “That motivated me to play better!” he says. It also meant he’s been taking care of pro golfers for decades.
Dr. Andrassy grew up on East Coast, and still has family living in Florida. Here in Houston, he and his wife have six grandchildren to entertain.
In his spare time, he reads Early American history and novels for relaxation.
Head & Neck
Heart, Lungs & Chest
Esophagus & Stomach
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
- Esophageal atresia
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GER)
- Pyloric stenosis
- Tracheoesophageal fistula
Groin (testicles & penis)
Kidneys & Bladder
Intestines & Abdominal Organs
- Choledochal cyst
- Duodenal atresia
- Hirschsprung Disease
- Imperforate anus
- Intestinal atresia
- Intestinal obstruction
- Lacerated liver
- Malrotation of the intestines
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
- Umbilical hernia
Patients are seen at the UTP Pediatric Surgery clinic, and the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas clinic.