TIRS works hand-in-hand with the Texas hospitals to assist in building robotic surgery strategies and programs to meet their goals while adhering to the safest and most innovative and efficient robotic surgery techniques and protocols. Through their work with physicians, executives, and clinical staff from these facilities, TIRS is actively involved in the development and implementation of both the framework and strategies that form the foundation for success in each robotic surgery program.

Texas Hospitals


Central West Texas Division

  • Austin Area
    • St. David’s Medical Center
    • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
    • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
    • St. David’s South Austin Medical Center
    • St. David’s Surgical Hospital ​
  • El Paso Area
    • Del Sol Medical Center
    • Las Palmas Medical Center

Gulf Coast Division

  • Corpus Christi
    • Corpus Christi Medical Center
  • Houston Area
    • Kingwood Medical Center
    • Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
    • Conroe Regional Medical Center
    • Tomball Regional Medical Center ​
    • West Houston Medical Center
    • Woman’s Hospital of Texas
  • McAllen
    • Rio Grande Regional Hospital

Methodist/San Antonio Division

  • San Antonio Area
    • Methodist Hospital
    • Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital
    • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
    • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
    • Northeast Methodist Hospital

North Texas Division

  • Denton
    • Denton Reginal Medical Center
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
    • Las Colinas Medical Center
    • Medical City Arlington
    • Medical City Alliance
    • Medical City Dallas
    • Medical City Lewisville
    • Medical City Plano
    • Medical City Women’s & Children’s Hospital
    • North Hills Hospital
    • Plaza Medical Center of Ft. Worth
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    Dr. Thiru Lakshman, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence. He has hosted Advanced Colorectal Surgery Courses since 2015.

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  • dr-devin-garza

    Devin Garza, M.D., a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is a renowned surgeon, speaker and robotic instructor. His expertise is sought-after internationally and he travels extensively to lecture and teach robotics in other countries, including Japan, South Korea, and Australia to name a few. Dr. Garza was recently elected to serve as Vice Chair for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).

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    Dr. Lisa Jukes, a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence and hosts surgeons from across the nation for hysterectomy single-site case observations.

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  • Francis Buzad

    Dr. Francis Buzad, a TIRS Epicenter surgeon, is recognized nationally for teaching excellence. He has been hosting surgeons from across the nation for general surgery observations since 2013.

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  • dr-marquez

    Nancy Marquez, M.D., a TIRS-affiliated surgeon, has performed robotic surgeries in the Austin area since 2002. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Marquez is a clinical professor for Texas A&M University.

  • Shawn Tassone

    Dr. Tassone is in private group practice in Austin, Texas where he is committed to bringing minimally invasive procedures to women' healthcare. Dr. Tassone has invented the only procedure to safely remove Essure Coils via partial cornuectomy with the daVinci platform and has performed over 600 of these procedures. Dr. Tassone has personally performed or instructed hands-on in over 1,000 cases. He has been featured on local and national television for his work in robotic surgery and women's healthcare, including Netflix and 60-minute. In addition, Dr. Tassone is both a national and international speaker.