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Dr. John Bynon Jr, MD

Transplant Surgery

General Surgery

Dr. Steve Bynon graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in 1981. He completed his surgery residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1990 as Chief Resident. Following the completion of his residency in general surgery he trained in abdominal transplantation completing the multi-organ fellows...

Dr. Steve Bynon graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in 1981. He completed his surgery residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1990 as Chief Resident. Following the completion of his residency in general surgery he trained in abdominal transplantation completing the multi-organ fellowship at the University of Nebraska Omaha under the direction of Byers W. Shaw Jr. in 1993.

Dr. Bynon returned to the University of Alabama in 1993 to initiate their pediatric liver transplant program and in 1994 he was named Director of the liver and pediatric transplant programs. In 2005 he was the first recipient of the Arnold G. Diethelm Chair in Surgery. He was named to "top Doctors" in the USA in 2000. Dr. Bynon moved in July of 2011 to UT Health Medical School in Houston to become director of the Division of Immunology and Solid Organ Transplantation and is affiliated with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Bynon serves on advisor boards for BCBSQT and Optum Health Care. He has been active in UNOS on the Liver Intestine subcommittee and Regional Review Boards.

Dr. Bynon has extensive experience in liver transplantation performing over 800 procedures in his career. He has special interest in the surgical management of portal hypertension, benign and malignant tumors of the liver and cholangiocarcinoma.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 704-5200

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
Medical Education

University of Tennessee At Memphis - Internal Medicine 1985

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Academic Records 1993

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Graduate Medical Education 1990

PCP Number

100000031231

Clinical Interests
  • Acute Liver Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Acute Liver Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Digestive Cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver Transplants
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Renal Transplantation
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Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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Patient Stories

  • Ezra

    Donate for Life: Ezra's Story

    After Ezra's family started to notice him getting sick, they sought medical advice before finally ending up at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital for care. Ezra's rare disease led to him needing a liver transplant. After finding a match, his medical team went into action to perform the transpla...

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  • Jennifer and her transplant team

    Jennifer's Battle with Cirrhosis

    When Dr. Hall first saw Jennifer, her weight had swelled to more than 200 pounds from the buildup of fluid from both liver and kidney failure. “She was so ill, so swollen. She couldn’t even walk,” Dr. Hall remembers. Transplant was her only hope, but the volume of water in her b...

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