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Cara Govednik, MD

Cara Govednik, MDCara Govednik, M.D., is a board certified general surgeon with a special focus in breast and endocrine surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. After medical school, she accepted a general surgery residency at Texas A&M/Scott & White in Temple. She then furthered her training with a fellowship in Endocrine Surgery in order to specialize in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. Dr. Govednik is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and performs minimally invasive thyroidectomies. Every patient is evaluated with an in-office ultrasound, and she performs many office based procedures including fine needle biopsies of the thyroid. Results from the biopsy are most often available prior to conclusion of the office visit in order to develop a treatment plan the same day of service.

Dr. Govednik is the newest addition to the Hillcrest General Surgery team and takes an active part in breast cancer treatment. The office is located across the hall from a state-of-the-art breast imaging center, which provides convenience and expedites care for patients. She is currently in the process of bringing new surgical techniques to the Waco area along with taking part in developing a breast cancer center of excellence. Her goal is a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer, and she works closely with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists.

Why Hillcrest General Surgery?

As a part of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Scott & White Healthcare, Hillcrest General Surgery in Waco, Texas strives to provide excellence in patient care through providing comprehensive general surgery services in the Central Texas Area.