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John P Sabra, MD

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John P Sabra, MD

Dr. Sabra has been a practicing General Surgeon since completing his training in Dallas in 2000. He moved to Austin, TX in 2003 to start his practice with a team of surgeons delivering the highest level of acute care surgery in the region. More recently, his focus and passion is Endocrine Surgery.

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  • General Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Edgar B. Davis
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Hays
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Seton Southwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Austin Thyroid Surgeons

My Passion for Healthcare

With a passion for endocrine surgery, he has focused on thyroid and parathyroid diseases. He completed surgical professorships in Summer 2017 in Hamburg, Germany and Poitiers, France where he worked with Europe’s highest-volume and most renowned endocrine surgeons in the birthplace of modern thyroid and parathyroid surgery. This fellowship experience has allowed him to adopt new innovative techniques and approaches to his thyroid and parathyroid surgery practice. He and Dr. Bridget Brady created Austin Thyroid Surgeons to bring the highest level of care to thyroid and parathyroid patients.

Services I Provide

  1. Acute care general surgery and trauma

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

  • Residency

    University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery

My Clinical Focus

As an Assistant Professor at the UT Dell Medical School, and along with his endocrinology colleagues, he started the monthly multidisciplinary Endocrine Conference to discuss endocrine cases and educate medical students and surgery residents. He continues to work closely with the medical school and promote endocrine surgical education in his role as the Educational Experience Director for Endocrine Surgery. He also co-authored valuable research articles from time spent in Europe further advancing the future treatment of thyroid diseases.


  1. Associate Examiner with the ABS on two occasions, helping to test and certify other surgeons.
  2. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  3. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  4. Member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  5. Member of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  6. Member of the Texas Medical Association
  7. Member of the Travis County Medical Society

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Aetna-MA - Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Cardiology, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • ASH (American Specialty Health Network) - PT and OT providers only
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • IMO Med-Select Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sedwick/CMS Southwest Medical Provider Network - Workers Comp (SIRPS and SBSI only)
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • TriWest (new contract) - VA
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP) WELLMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Specialists ONLY
  • United HealthCare-AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS-WellMED Network - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - All Providers In-Network
  • United HealthCare-Medicare Advantage-WELLMED NETWORK - All Specialists In-Network; PCP's are NOT participating EXCEPT for: David Wright,MD and Adam Barta, MD
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Ascension Seton

Ascension Seton offers a different brand of healthcare. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible. Person-centered care is an essential part of our mission to expand access to high-quality, low-cost care and services.

You'll find Ascension Seton doctors, nurses and associates delivering care throughout Central Texas Communities. We operate more than 100 clinical locations, including three teaching hospitals and another opening in 2017 that will be the training site for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

When you choose care from us, you are choosing care that is at the forefront of medical innovation. Ascension Seton conducts research and provides advanced treatments for conditions including stroke, traumatic injury, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and many of today's most difficult illnesses to treat.

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