About Dr. Farrow

Dr. Hillery will be retiring at the end of 2023, after 38 years of practice in the Richmond/Rosenberg, Katy, and greater Houston area. He has enjoyed working in this community and with his hospital colleagues throughout these years. Dr. Hillery is thankful for the trust and confidence of the many patients he has had the pleasure to serve over the past three decades. Dr. Hillery joined Southwest Surgical Associates in 1994, with four other surgeons. Dr. Hillery has enjoyed the experience of working with many excellent colleagues through the years as Southwest Surgical Associates has grown.
In retirement Dr. Hillery is looking forward to spending more time with his growing group of grandchildren.
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About Dr. Farrow

Buckminster Farrow, MD, FACS, is an exceptional general surgeon at Southwest Surgical Associates. Dr. Farrow is happy to serve patients in Katy and Houston, Texas. 

Dr. Farrow earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He later graduated magna cum laude from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine – now Drexel University College of Medicine – in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He remained at UTMB to complete a postdoctoral research fellowship. 

Early in his career, Dr. Farrow performed research as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas, before joining Southwest Surgical Associates in 2009. He now enjoys focusing on providing the best care to his patients, specializes in gastrointestinal surgery, and performs laparoscopic procedures to reduce pain and recovery time. He believes that healing is both a physical and spiritual process. 

In addition to his impressive training and research positions, Dr. Farrow served as a staff surgeon at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston. Dr. Farrow is dedicated to providing expert, compassionate, and individually tailored care to all his patients.

He has also published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on various topics. Dr. Farrow is a fellow, diplomat, and member of multiple medical associations, including the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, and the Americas Hernia Society. 

When Dr. Farrow isn’t taking great care of his patients, he enjoys reading, smoking meat, and hiking. He volunteers with Christ clinic, Open Door Mission, Periwinkle Foundation, and Faith in Practice taking annual mission trips to Guatemala. Dr. Farrow is married with three children.


  • Gastrointestinal Surgery and Laparoscopic
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Dual Degree- Biology and Philosophy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Masters of Medical Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Areas of Expertise
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • Laparoscopic Surgery