George Van Buren II, MD

Surgical Oncology, General Surgery

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George Van Buren II, MD

About Me

Dr. George Van Buren is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor College of Medicine, he is a Faculty Senator and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the Medical Director of Surgery Clinics at Baylor College of Medicine and a board-certified surgeon specializing in surgical oncology and pancreatic disorders at Elkins Pancreas Center. Dr. Van Buren is an affiliated physician at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Van Buren earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his general surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During that time period, he spent two years at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an NIH T32 research fellow studying pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Translational Pancreas Research Track. Dr. Van Buren is active in both patient care and research. He has spent over 15 years in training and in practice focusing on care for patients with pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He has been involved in both basic science and clinical research and believes heavily in the surgeon’s role as a leader of the translational research team. His goals are to provide high quality clinical care while offering his patients access to innovative clinical and therapeutic trials.

Dr. George Van Buren is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor College of Medicine, he is a Faculty Senator and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the Medical Director of Surgery Clinics at Baylor College of Medicine and a board-certified surgeon specializing in surgical oncology and pancreatic disorders at Elkins Pancreas Center. Dr. Van Buren is an affiliated physician at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Dr. Van Buren earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his general surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During that time period, he spent two years at MD Anderson Cancer Center as an NIH T32 research fellow studying pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Translational Pancreas Research Track.

Dr. Van Buren is active in both patient care and research. He has spent over 15 years in training and in practice focusing on care for patients with pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. He has been involved in both basic science and clinical research and believes heavily in the surgeon’s role as a leader of the translational research team. His goals are to provide high quality clinical care while offering his patients access to innovative clinical and therapeutic trials.

Clinical Interests

Diseases Treated: 

Pancreatic diseases

Pancreatic CANCER

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

Pancreatitis

Pancreatic pseudocyst

Pancreatic cysts

Ampullary Cancer

Gallbladder disease

Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder polyps

Biliary Diseases

Bile duct cancer

Cholecystitis

Gallstones

Colon CANCER

Colon adenocarcinoma

Diverticulitis

Gastric CANCER

Gastric adenocarcinoma

Gastrointestinal stroma tumors (GIST)

Gastric Ulcers

Carcinoid Cancer

Small intestinal adenocarcinoma

Small intestinal tumors

sarcomas

retroperitoneal tumors

splenic tumors

melanoma (except head and neck)

Appendiceal Cancer

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
AARP Medicare Complete
AG Admin Student Athletics
AMERIGROUP MCD/CHIP
APS Healthcare BHO
Aetna
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
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Aetna Medicare Advantage
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Aetna Meritain Health
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Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
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Aetna Student Health
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Aetna Workers' Comp
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AmeriGroup
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AmeriGroup Medicaid Star
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Americas International PPO
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Humana TriCare
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: CROWN HEALTH SERVICES
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MEDCORP
MEDICAID EFF DATE EFF DATE FOR CSHCN (Children with Special Health Care Needs): INDVL
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : WELLCARE
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: DEVOTED
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: OSCAR
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: RENAISSANCE CIGNA HEALTHSPRING
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SMART CARE/IMAGINE HEALTH
Salem Oncology-Intl Oncology
Sedgwick CMS
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TEXAS TRUE CHOICE
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
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TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
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TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
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ValueOptions BHN-Except HMO
WORKERS' COMP: Alliance
WORKERS' COMP: CareWorks
WORKERS' COMP: Concentra/Beech
WORKERS' COMP: Corporate Remedies
WORKERS' COMP: Corvel
WORKERS' COMP: First Health WC
WORKERS' COMP: IMO
WORKERS' COMP: OccMD
WORKERS' COMP: Reny Company
WORKERS' COMP: Rockport
WORKERS' COMP: Sedgwick CMS
WORKERS' COMP: US Dept of Labor
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete
Workers Comp-Beech Street
Workers Comp: Corporate Remedies
Workers Compensation
Workers' Comp: Aetna
Workers' Comp: Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Corvel
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health
Workers' Comp: IMO
Workers' Comp: Liberty Mutual
Workers' Comp: OccMD
Workers' Comp: Sedgwick CMS
WorldwideHC/Poly-Intl PPO

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Surgery - General | American Board of Surgery | 2011
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medicine | University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX | 2003
INTERNSHIP
General Surgery | University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX | 2004
FELLOWSHIP
Research Fellowship | MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX | 2007
Surgical Oncology | University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA | 2012
RESIDENCY
General Surgery | University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, TX | 2010
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. George Van Buren II accept?
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  • Where is Dr. George Van Buren II located?
    Dr. George Van Buren II sees patients at the following locations:
    • 7200 Cambridge St., 7th Floor, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. George Van Buren II and/or staff speak?
    Dr. George Van Buren II and/or office staff speak English