About Dr. Hillery

Dr. Hillery
About Dr. Hillery

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.

Robert M. Hillery, MD, FACS, is a highly skilled general surgeon serving patients at Southwest Surgical Associates. Dr. Farrow is happy to serve patients in Katy and Houston, Texas. 

Dr. Hillery was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, and spent his early years in the Midland area. After graduating from medical school, he completed his residency in Dallas and moved to the Houston area, where he worked for several years in the Texas Medical Center. 

His desire to raise a family in a close-knit community landed him in the Richmond/Rosenberg area, where he has spent the last 25 years serving the people of the surrounding areas as a general surgeon. 

In his efforts to promote health and wellness and optimize surgical outcomes for all his patients, Dr. Hillery provides access to many wellness and nutritional options offered at www.hillery.idlife.com

Dr. Hillery has been married to his wife Elizabeth for over 30 years, and they have four children. Elizabeth is a registered nurse and works alongside him in the operating room. 

When not working, Dr. Hillery enjoys playing the piano and guitar, listening to a wide array of music from classical to rock ‘n roll, and playing a few holes of golf when he can get away.


  • General Surgeon
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Colon Disease/Cancer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Skin Lesions/Masses/Cysts