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Meet Dr. David Stapenhorst

Plastic Surgeon in Sugar Land, TXDr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery is a board certified plastic surgeon serving the communities of Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas. Dr. Stapenhorst earned his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering at Texas A&M University where he graduated Cum Laude with Engineering Honors. He then continued his education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Stapenhorst completed his general surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock before he returned to his hometown of Sugar Land, TX to further his surgical training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Stapenhorst received extensive training in a wide variety of situations throughout his post graduate education. During his general surgery residency, he received intense training in the technical aspects of surgery, and honed his patient management skills, professional initiative, and leadership at the first accredited Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Texas. His fellowship provided him with the opportunity to expand and enhance his knowledge in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery at several major institutions in and around the world renowned Texas Medical Center. Memorial-Hermann Hospital and LBJ General Hospital are large volume centers that provided Dr. Stapenhorst with instruction and experience in general, craniofacial, cosmetic, hand, and trauma plastic surgery. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the top hospitals in the world for the reconstruction of cancer related defects and St. Joseph Hospital has a long history of being a recognized leader in providing excellent cosmetic and general plastic surgical care.

Dr. David Stapenhorst strives to provide his patients with compassionate care of the highest quality. As the leader of Signature Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stapenhorst works with his staff to ensure that patients and their families receive education about their procedure and remain informed throughout the course of their treatment.

Dr. Stapenhorst is honored to work closely with children and cancer survivors in the Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas, areas. His goal is to improve his patients quality of life by using estiblashed treatment protocols combined with the latest advances in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. David Stapenhorst is licensed by the State of Texas and double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery.  He is the Chief of Surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Sugar Land as well as the Sugar Land Skeeters Team Plastic Surgeon. He has been certified as an advanced trauma life support instructor and in advanced burn life support. Dr. Stapenhorst is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society and the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons.

“The foundation for a successful outcome in plastic surgery is based on an understanding of patient goals, a fully informed patient, and the selection of the most appropriate procedure for each patient. I have an eye for aesthetics, an attention to detail, and the surgical experience and skills to enable me to achieve desirable results. I look forward to the opportunity to provide you with plastic surgery services that meet or exceed your expectations.”- Dr. David Stapenhorst.

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Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
to dr.david@drdavidstapenhorst.com to obtain a record release form.

David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS