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Dr. Akemi Kawaguchi, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Akemi Kawaguchi earned her medical degree at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Board certified in surgery and pediatric surg...

Dr. Akemi Kawaguchi earned her medical degree at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Kawaguchi’s clinical interests center on general pediatric surgery, including neonatal diseases, oncology, minimally invasive surgery, thoracic and abdominal surgery. Her clinical research interests include neutropenic enterocolitis, epidemiology and outcomes for neonatal diseases. She serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

Dr. Kawaguchi has been in practice since 2008, first in California and moving to Houston in 2014. Her patients range in age from premature infants to teenagers. She believes in treating children like they are her own – combining excellent surgical skills with good communication and a caring bedside manner. She loves children and making them better, focusing on treatment delivered with a kind, fun-loving attitude.

A Houston resident, Dr. Kawaguchi is married and the mother of two boys. Outside of her practice, she enjoys figure skating, art and baking.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (832) 325-7234

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery
Medical Education

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine-Registrar 1999

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine - Pediatric Surgery 2008

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Gender

Female

Internship & Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital 2006

PCP Number

110000001253

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric Cancer
Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City, Pearland, South Houston

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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