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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

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

Surgery Locations

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


Biliary system
  • Ampullary tumors
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Biliary and gallstone disease
  • Biliary strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (or bile duct cancer)
  • Gall bladder cancer
  • Gall bladder polyp
  • Klatskin tumor
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Focal nodular hyperplasia
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hepatic adenoma
  • Hepato-cellular cancer
  • Liver cysts
  • Metastatic cancers (colo-rectal, neuroendocrine)
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Duodenal cancer
  • IPMNs
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts, cystadenoma, cystadenocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst


Biliary system
  • Bile duct resection
  • Bile duct reconstruction/repair
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hepatico-jejunostomy
  • Cyst excision and marsupialization
  • Open resections & ablations
  • Robotic and laparoscopic liver resections & ablations
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Minimally invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatic enucleation
  • Whipple procedure


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Medical Practice

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

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