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Specialty

Surgery

Language(s) Spoken

English

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2021

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Eric Rachlin is a fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon. He earned his Bachelor of Science in neurobiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2015.

He completed his General Surgery residency in 2020 at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery fellowship at Memorial Hermann Memorial City in Houston in 2021.

Professional Associations

Dr. Rachlin is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Rachlin enjoys spending time with his daughters, walking his dogs, playing golf, watching Houston professional sports, and reading.

Fun Facts

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Rachlin, but he taught high school science and coached girls varsity soccer for two years before going to medical school.

His guilty pleasure is watching old-school Adam Sandler movies.


​My goal is to provide all patients with the same respect, empathy, and quality of care that I would give to a family member. I hope my patients leave every interaction feeling their concerns were adequately addressed and all questions sufficiently answered.

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Awards & Recognitions


  • Raleigh Ross Scholar – Texas Surgical Society outstanding general surgery resident award, 2019
  • Outstanding surgical resident teaching award, 2017 and 2018
  • Outstanding general surgery medical student award, 2015
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future Scholarship recipient, 2014

Publications

  • Omer S, Cornwell LD, Bakshi A, Rachlin E, Preventza O, Rosengart TK, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Petersen NJ, Patakos G, Bakaeen FG (2016). “Incidence, Predictors, and Impact of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Military Veterans.” Texas Heart Institute Journal: 43(5): 397-403.
  • Rachlin E., Galvani C (2018), “Metabolic Surgery as a Treatment option for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Surgical View.” Current Diabetes Reports 18: 113.
  • Zimmerman A, Rachlin E, Rog C, Hsu C, Silberfein E (2017). “Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer in a Safety Net Hospital.” Academic Surgical Congress
  • Chai C, Rachlin E (2018) “Robotic Assisted Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery for Rectal Cancer.” Video Abstract. American College of Surgeons
  • Anand J, Ganapathy A, Khouqeer A, Rachlin E, Tsai P, Gilani R (2015). “Comparative trends in the management of peripheral vascular injury at an urban level one trauma center: trauma vs. vascular surgery.” Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Coselli JS, de la Cruz K, Preventza O, LeMaire S (2018) “Descending and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms.” Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, Fifth Edition. 1075-1099. (Acknowledgement)
  • Zimmerman A, Rachlin E, Rog C, Hsu C, Silberfein E (2017). “Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer in a Safety Net Hospital.” Baylor College of Medicine Research Day 2018

Research

  • Department of General Surgery, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas, 2018
  • Manuscript: Bariatric Surgery as a Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes: Surgical View
  • Department of General Surgery, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2018
  • Manuscript: Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer in a Safety Net Hospital
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey VA, Houston, Texas, 2015
  • Manuscript: Incidence, Predictors, and Impact of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Military Veterans
  • Department of General Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey VA, Houston, Texas, 2013
  • Project: Abdominal Wall Medialization Following Laparoscopic Ventral Incisional Hernia Repair
  • Project: Evaluation of Intraoperative Measurements of Hernia Defects During Laparoscopic Ventral Incisional Hernia Repair