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Robert Dorman, MD

5.0 out of 5 
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Breast Health
General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Surgery

203 Nacogdoches
Ste. 220
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Jacksonville

501 S. Ragsdale St.
Jacksonville, TX 75766

Robert Dorman, MD, PhD, FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health Jacksonville. Dr. Dorman considers patient education a must. “I believe the patient must be fully informed of their treatment options, especially non-surgical options, so they can feel comfortable with their decisions.”

Additionally, building strong patient physician relationships is important to him. “Patients put their trust in me, and I hold that trust in the highest regard,” Dr. Dorman said. “I went into surgery because I enjoy operating, but I pay particular focus to bringing the patient through the pre-operative and post-operative phases of care as well. It is at these times that the most important aspects of the patient physician relationship are formed.

In his free time, Dr. Dorman enjoys running, weight lifting, reading, cooking and long walks on the beach with his beautiful wife.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Certification


Surgical Infectious Disease,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Surgical Research, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

Surgical Endoscopy, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

General Surgery, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis

Doctor of Philosphy:
University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

Doctor of Medicine:
University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Ark.

American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Medical Association, Member
Society of Toxicology, Member
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Member
Society for Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery, Member

Featured Reviews



Dr. Dorman is one of the greatest surgeons I have ever had the pleasure of being my surgeon. He does a wonderful job in your surgery. He is caring, kind, and just all around a pleasure to talk to and visit with. He truly cares about every aspect of your healing, your comfort, and even office visits. Melissa, his nurse is loving and caring. The minute you walk in they just make you feel at peace. Dr. Dorman himself even called ne the next day after my surgery to check on me. He is meticulous about caring for his patients. I love my whole experience with having a lumpectomy has just been unbelievable with him and his office. If you ever need breast surgery I recommend him and his office higher than anyone you can find. They are wonderful. Just can't say enough about them. Thank you sooo much for all you all have done for me. I truly am grateful and love you all. God bless all of you.

   — Laura Phillips


Dr. Dorman operated on my abdominal in February ‘23. He was very informative and professional with his work. Also respectful and patient with me for it being my first time surgery.

   — Andres Blanco


I had a surgical procedure done at UT health in Athens Texas. My surgeons name was Dr. Dorman. And he did an excellent job. The surgery was over with before I knew

   — Roy Cargill


He's the best. Just had my 2 week post op visit recovering from hernia repair. The whole process went like clockwork and was completely painless for me. Great surgeon and UT East Texas in Athens is a great hospital.

   — Claude Locke


Dr. Dorman did our son's Pilonidal Cystectomy & it went off without a hitch. It was our son's first, & hopefully last surgery, so we had stress & concerns but there was no need. He & his staff, as well as the staff at UT Health in Athens, were all clean, professional, friendly & helpful. All of our questions were answered & our concerns addressed with no attitude given. So many doctors these days rush everything & act like you're a burden for asking questions, but not Dr. Dorman. He was fast, efficient & patient. His nurse Melissa is a gem too! Thank ya'll for being there.

   — Christie's Cubby


My husband had double hernia surgery three weeks ago. Dr. Dorman did an awesome job! Took about two hours, recovery, and we were on our way home. No problems at all. Post Op appointment was yesterday, all was great! We were a little skeptical about having surgery in a smaller hospital, but after reading reviews on Dr. Dorman, we felt complete confidence in doing the surgery at UT Health East TX hospital in Athens TX. We would highly recommend Dr. Dorman for your surgical needs. The entire experience was very professional and, just good!

   — Norma Smith