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About us

About clinic

Why patients choose our center

At Surgical Associates of Houston, Dr. Zhen Fan and his team ensure patients receive custom treatment plans that address their health concerns. We take pride in our ability to rapidly improve our patient’s general well being and make an immediate impact in their quality of life. Dr. Fan’s focus is on minimally invasive procedures, taking a particular interest in robotic-assisted surgeries, which involves using state-of-the-art instruments that increase the effectiveness of treatment. He is committed to resolving health problems quickly, helping patients feel better almost immediately after surgery.

Our office has served the Houston Community for over 25 years. We value relationships and have taken the time to get to know our patients. We believe in providing care long after our clients benefit from their procedures. To see how our team can help you, call us today!

Clinic skills

Our specialisations

Robotic Surgery
Minimal invasive
Vein ablation

Meet Our Doctor

Zhen Fan

Dr. Fan is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. Dr. Fan graduated with highest honor from University of Cincinnati for his undergraduate degree. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Following his surgical training in Cincinnati, where he received Chief Resident of the year, he completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive surgery in Case Western University in Cleveland. Dr. Fan has been practicing medicine for 19 years. He is voted as the surgeon of the year (2021) at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He currently serves as Chief of Surgery department in West Houston Medical Center of HCA.

Nicholai Stephens

Dr Nicholai Stephens is a board-certified general surgeon who has been practicing for over 10 years, most of that in the Houston area.  Having grown up in northern Texas, he moved to Houston to attend college at Rice University and medical school at University of Texas-Houston (McGovern) Medical School.  He then spent a five-year sojourn in Long Island, New York to complete his general surgery training at Nassau University Medical Center before returning to Houston to finish fellowships in Minimally Invasive-Bariatric surgery and Minimally Invasive-Colorectal surgery.  He has a passion for laparoscopic and robotic surgery, helping to minimize patients’ post operative pain and hasten recovery.  He has special interests in hernia repair, reflux surgery and colon surgery.  He and his wife Melissa call Houston home with their two girls, Paige and Hannah.

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