Renowned for its excellence in patient care, research and education. Today, the department has 92 full-time faculty and 154 voluntary faculty, who are organized into eight surgical divisions. Each year, patients from around the world seek the surgical care of our faculty. In all, the department serves the surgical needs of more than 100,000 patients annually at various affiliated hospitals and facilities, which include Baylor Clinic, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Heart Institute, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital and University General Hospital. These modern facilities, all located within the Texas Medical Center, are fully equipped to support state-of-the-art surgical techniques and surgical care, many of which were developed here at Baylor College of Medicine.