About Dr. Aramburo

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. Aramburo

Charles J. Aramburo, MD, FACS, practices general surgery in the Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, offices of Southwest Surgical Associates. He is skilled in the surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions and specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hernia surgery. 

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Aramburo graduated medical school from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. He completed a residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston along with an additional fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, focusing on minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. 

Dr. Aramburo prides himself on excellence in patient care. He enjoys the field of general surgery but has devoted much of his practice to mastering advanced laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hernia surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

and board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Aramburo also maintains membership with multiple professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.


  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology Major/Chemistry Minor
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts
  • GI Tract Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery