Magarya S. Waitara, MD

General Surgery

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Magarya S. Waitara, MD

Houston Methodist Department of Surgery

About Me

I believe in therapeutic collaboration between the patient and providers to reach best outcomes for the patient. Therefore, I listen to my patients and try to meet their individual needs while educating them about their illness and treatment options. I strive to treat my patient the way I would want my own family members to be treated.

Clinical Interests


  • Abdominal wall conditions including ventral and inguinal hernias     
  • Appendix, colon and rectal diseases
  • Breast and Thyroid/Parathyroid diseases   
  • Complex wound care
  • Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pilonidal disease     
  • Skin and soft tissue conditions

Accepted Insurance Plans

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
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Erickson Advantage
HMO Blue
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
MultiPlan PPO
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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


Bachelors of Arts | Macalester College | 2008
Medicine | Vanderbilt University | 2014
General Surgery | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | 2015
General Surgery | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | 2019
General Surgery
  • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital


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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What insurance does Dr. Magarya S. Waitara accept?
    See the insurance that Dr. Magarya S. Waitara accepts here.
  • Where is Dr. Magarya S. Waitara located?
    Dr. Magarya S. Waitara sees patients at the following locations:
    • Plaza 2, 4301 Garth Rd., Ste 303, Baytown, TX 77521
  • What languages do Dr. Magarya S. Waitara and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Magarya S. Waitara and/or office staff speak English and Swahili