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Elisa Furay, MD

Dell Med Directory Bio: Elisa Furay, MD


University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, MD

The Ohio State University, BS


Residency, General Surgery, The University of Texas at Austin

Fellowship, Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery, University of Southern California

Elisa Furay, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and the Medical Director of the Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center within Digestive Health, a clinical partnership between Ascension Seton and UT Health Austin. She specializes in the most state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques, which include endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic interventions, and she cares for patients with gallbladder disorders, abdominal wall hernias, and benign and malignant foregut diseases. Additionally, Dr. Furay is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Furay earned her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and her medical degree from University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She completed a residency in general surgery at The University of Texas at Austin, where she served as the administrative chief resident during her final year. She also completed a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal (GI)/minimally invasive foregut surgery at the University of Southern California. Her fellowship training included advanced endoscopy and minimally invasive surgical techniques in both general surgery and foregut surgery, which includes both benign and malignant esophageal and gastric disorders.

Dr. Furay’s clinical interests include hiatal hernias, acid reflux, gastroparesis, and gastric and esophageal cancers. She is also involved in teaching surgery residents and educating medical students. She is an active researcher and a member of several national surgical organizations.

Dr. Furay is a surgeon with UT Health Austin.


  • Abdominal wall hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal motility disorders
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Gastric cancer/tumors
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hiatal hernias

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery


  • Digestive Health
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