Dr Pollard is a native Texan. He grew up in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He completed medical school in 1981 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he served as class Vice President. He completed his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas in 1986. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Baylor the following year.
Dr. Pollard joined Surgical Associates of the Mid-Cities in 1987 and has practiced here for over 25 years. He is the current President of Surgical Associates of the Mid Cities. Dr. Pollard is a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association. He is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is a member of Docs 4 Patient Care, a national organization dedicated to preserving the doctor-patient relationship. He is board certified and re-certified in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He has served on numerous hospital committees including Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Pollard’s special interests include minimally invasive vascular surgery including Endovascular Aneurysm repair (EVAR) as well as angioplasty and stent placement (balloon surgery). He specializes in surgery and stenting of the carotid (neck) artery. His specialties also include gallbladder surgery, colon surgery, hernia surgery, thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery.
He is married and has two teenage daughters. In his free time, he enjoys helicopter skiing, wind surfing, cycling and spending time with family.
Dr. Purgett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a surgical internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Parkland Hospital in Dallas. After completion of his surgical training he joined Surgical Associates of the Mid-Cities in 1991.
Dr. Purgett is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southwestern Surgical Congress. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Baylor Medical Center Grapevine and has previously served that hospital as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff.
Areas of interest in general surgery include endocrine surgery and advanced laparoscopic procedures, including inguinal hernia repair and fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Personally, he is married with three grown children. An enthusiastic fitness advocate, he has completed many marathons, including the Boston Marathon, and has also completed Ironman triathlons.
Dr. Elieson is the sixth of nine children. He grew up in north Texas and graduated from Marcus High School in Flower Mound. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX. Following medical school, he graduated from the five year general surgery internship and residency program at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, TX. and completed a year of post graduate surgical fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute in Baton Rouge, LA.
Dr. Elieson is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (FACS), since 2009. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association. Since 2012, Dr. Elieson has been engaged as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.
Areas of special interest include advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, complex hernia repairs, diseases of the gallbladder, anti-reflux surgery, surgery of the colon, stomach and intestine, surgery of the solid organs of the abdomen, and nutrition and complementary medicine.
Dr. Elieson and his wife are the proud parents of three sons and one daughter, who share his love of the outdoors. His personal passions include kite boarding and snow skiing. He is an active member of his church, and a volunteer Boy Scout leader.
Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Bryan graduated with honors from Nebraska Wesleyan University and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at the University of Nebraska School of Medicine.
Following medical school, Dr. Bryan traveled to Albuquerque, NM for his surgery residency, where he met his future wife Nicole, who is now an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon in Carrollton. In addition to general surgery, Dr. Bryan specializes in the practice of colon and rectal surgery. Following his general surgery residency at the University of New Mexico, he completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Dr. Bryan’s professional interests are in the practice of general, colon and rectal surgery which includes treating benign conditions such as hemorrhoids and anal fissures as well as the treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancer. He performs many of his colon surgeries laparoscopically. He is active in medical staff leadership at Texas Health HEB Hospital and Baylor Grapevine Regional Medical Center.
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, running, and going on the occasional camping trip.
Dr. McKenzie grew up in North Central Texas, where he graduated as valedictorian of Callisburg High School. He went on to Baylor University, and graduated with honors as a University Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society. He was a walk-on for the Baylor Men's basketball team, earning academic honors from the Big 12 conference. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Following medical school, he graduated from a five-year general surgery residency at Texas A&M Scott and White in Temple, Texas.
Dr. McKenzie joined Surgical Associates of the Mid-Cities in July of 2014. He is board certified in all aspects of general surgery, but his areas of interest include minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery; gallbladder and biliary surgery; surgery of the stomach, colon, and intestine; simple and complex hernia surgery; anti-reflux surgery; thyroid and parathyroid surgery; and surgery of abdominal solid organs.
Dr. Cueto is a native of west Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her surgical internship and residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
After training Dr. Cueto accepted a position as a general surgeon in an underserved community in east Texas. After a little over 3 years in that community she relocated for family and joined Surgical Associates of the Mid-Cities in 2016.
Dr. Cueto is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in all aspects of general surgery. Her specific interests include surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands and of the breast. Also, minimally invasive surgery of the gallbladder, surgery of the stomach, colon, and small intestine, and hernia repair.