About Dr. Fisher

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.
John Fisher
About Dr. Fisher

Dr. John D. Fisher, MD, FACS, practices general surgery in the Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, offices of Southwest Surgical Associates. 

He is one of the founding partners of the practice. Dr. Fisher has been practicing in the region as a general surgeon for over 15 years. 

He specializes in general surgery and performs advanced laparoscopic procedures to reduce pain and recovery time. He is highly skilled in the areas of breast disease and cancer, appendicitis, gallbladder disease, colon disease and cancer, hemorrhoids, hernia repair, thyroid and parathyroid disease and cancer, skin lesions, masses, and cysts.

A native of Houston, Dr. Fisher completed a residency at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. He achieved a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UT Health) after completing his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and graduating Cum Laude from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Fisher enjoys teaching and mentoring others in the field. He serves as a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Surgery.

He is a fellow at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a member of the American Society of General Surgeons (ASGS), American Society of Abdominal Surgeons (ASAS), Texas Medical Association (TMA), Houston Surgical Society, and SAGES- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

When not fulfilling a lifelong goal of caring for patients, Dr. Fisher enjoys art and traveling.


  • General Surgery and Advanced Laparoscopic
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • B. S. Chemical Engineering, Cum Laude
Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Disease/Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease/Cancer
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts