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Lokesh Bathla, M.D., FACS

General Summary

Dr. Lokesh Bathla is a board-certified general surgeon with specialty training in hepato-biliary (HPB) surgery. HPB surgery focuses on treating diseases and cancers of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile ducts.

Dr. Bathla received his medical doctorate from R.N.T. Medical College in Rajasthan, India. He completed residency in general surgery at Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi, India and Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He received advanced training in abdominal organ transplant and HPB surgery at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Bathla worked as a liver transplant and HPB surgeon at Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio. He has extensive experience in using advanced, minimally invasive, and open surgical techniques to treat cancer and diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile duct, and gall bladder. Dr. Bathla provides thorough evaluations and comprehensive treatment plans in the San Antonio area.

Dr. Bathla is now seeing patients at two locations in San Antonio, where our patients have immediate access to multidisciplinary care including medical oncology, radiation therapy, genetic evaluation, and clinical trials.


  • Fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplant & Hepato-Biliary Surgery
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Residency in General Surgery
    Maulana Azad Medical College Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    Ravindra Nath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Accolades & Memberships

  • The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • ​International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Surgery Locations

  • Methodist Hospital
  • ​Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
  • Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant
  • Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
  • St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital Medical Center
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital Westover Hills

Medical Practice

  • Liver and Biliary Cancer Center, Hepato-Biliary, Pancreas, and Liver Transplant Surgeon, San Antonio, TX (2014 – 2022)


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  • Hepato-cellular cancer
  • Metastatic cancers (colo-rectal, neuroendocrine)
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia
  • Liver cysts
  • Hemangiomas

Biliary system

  • Cholangiocarcinoma (or bile duct cancer)
  • Klatskin tumor
  • Ampullary tumors
  • Biliary strictures
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Gall bladder cancer
  • Gall bladder polyp
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Biliary and gallstone disease


  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts, cystadenoma, cystadenocarcinoma
  • IPMNs
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Chronic pancreatitis



  • Open resections & ablations
  • Robotic and laparoscopic liver resections & ablations
  • Cyst excision and marsupialization


  • Whipple procedure
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic enucleation
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery

Biliary system

  • Hepatico-jejunostomy
  • Bile duct resection
  • Bile duct reconstruction/repair
  • Cholecystectomy