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Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD

Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Farzaneh Banki obtained her medical degree from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1996. She subsequently completed her internship and general surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), including a year of clinical research in the esophageal motility laboratory. She acquired further experience in the treatment of esop...

Dr. Farzaneh Banki obtained her medical degree from the University of Montreal, Canada, in 1996. She subsequently completed her internship and general surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), including a year of clinical research in the esophageal motility laboratory. She acquired further experience in the treatment of esophageal disease during her thoracic and foregut fellowship at USC before working for a year as a clinical fellow at Response Genetics, Inc., to identify the role of plasma DNA as a diagnostic tool in the treatment of patients with esophageal cancer.

After completing her training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007, she served in the Department of Surgery at USC from July 2007-2009. Dr. Banki became a member of the faculty at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston in 2009.

As Professor of Surgery at McGovern and Director of the Esophageal Disease Center at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Dr. Banki focuses on the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus and lungs. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal motility disorder, malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach, as well as benign and malignant disease of the lungs and airway.

Her focus of research includes the role of plasma DNA in the screening and diagnosis of primary, metastatic and recurrent esophageal cancer, diagnosis and treatment of complex hiatal hernia, and treatment of achalasia.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 486-1100

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Thoracic Surgery
Medical Education

University of Montreal 1996

Languages Spoken
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
Fellowship

Usc University Hospital 2005, University of Washington 2007

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Female

Internship & Residency

Usc University Hospital 2002

PCP Number

100000042807

Clinical Interests
  • Achalasia
  • Antireflux Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Achalasia
  • Antireflux Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Scleroderma
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Cities Served

Deer Park, Friendswood, Galena Park, Houston, League City, Pasadena, Pearland, South Houston, Webster

Zip Codes Served

77012, 77017, 77033, 77034, 77047, 77048, 77051, 77058, 77059, 77061, ...

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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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