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Tuoc N. Dao, M.D., FACS

Tuoc N. Dao, M.D., FACS Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • General Surgery



Dr. Dao completed her general surgery training and fellowship in breast surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.  She is currently the Program Director for the surgical breast fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center.  She graduated in the top quarter of her medical school class at Texas A&M University, College of Medicine.

Dr. Dao uses her background in psychology and cell biology to address complex problems in breast cancer surgery. She enjoys spending time with her patients to help them understand their disease and using her expertise to guide them. Her philosophy is “treat the whole patient” with a personalized and integrative approach. Her goal is to listen and work to address each patient’s concerns. She collaborates with patients to develop treatment plans that optimize physical, mental, and emotional health.

Surgery Locations

  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Dallas
  • Baylor Medical Center at Uptown

Accolades & Memberships

She is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society and has been recognized with a number of awards including:

  • Ralph Tompsett Writing Award, Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 2008
  • Raleigh Ross Scholar at Texas Surgical Society, 2007
  • Best Poster Presentation at American College of Surgeons, North Texas Chapter, 2007
  • John Halverson Young Investigator Award, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, 2006
  • Outstanding Third Year Resident on Cardiothoracic Service, 2006
  • Outstanding Research as a Resident, 2006; Five Star Spirit, 2006
  • President’s Undergraduate Fellowship, Senior Thesis Research Grant, 1998
  • Swan Award, Senior Thesis Research Grant, 1998
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society, 1997
  • Hearst Academic Scholarship, 1996
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons

Office & Outpatient

  • Abscess Drainage
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Sonography and Ultrasound
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • L-DEX Lymphedema Assessment and Measurement
  • Mediport Removal
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Needle Biopsy of Breast Lesions - US Guided
  • Partial Breast Radiation Catheter Insertion (SAVI, Contura, Mammosite)
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Stereotactic Needle Biopsies

Surgical Procedures

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Chest Wall Tumors
  • Excisional Breast Biopsy
  • Hidden Scar Lumpectomy & Mastectomy
  • Lumpectomy - Partial Mastectomy - Quadrantectomy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Nipple Duct Excision
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Partial Mastectomy with Contralateral Mastopexy for Symmetry
  • Oncoplastic Tissue Rearrangement
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Wire Localization Excisional Biopsy


Research Interest

Dr. Dao participates in clinical trials and research to bring new advances to the field of breast oncology. She received the Ralph Tompsett Writing Award and John Halverson Young Investigator Award for her research.

Medical Practice

With more than 15 years of surgical experience, Dr. Dao’s technique specializes in using hidden scar and oncoplastic surgical procedures to restore the natural breast and minimize the cosmetic defect of the tumor removal.   

Other Information

Dr. Dao grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and briefly left Texas to attend college at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!).  She returned home to be close to her family.  In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending beach vacations with her husband and two children.