Dr Susan Crockett, MD is the Founder and Medical Director of Virtuosa Gyn, South Central Texas' first practice dedicated to offering women Minimally Invasive Gyn Surgical (MIGS) options. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) specializing in benign complex gyn and is considered one of Texas' top gyn robotic surgeons.
Dr. Crockett earned her M.D. from Texas A & M University College of Medicine in 1991, completing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. in 1995. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Previously, Dr. Crockett served as the Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency Program and was an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSCSA. In 2004, she was appointed to serve on the FDA Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs. She has co-authored many medical publications, as well as two books.
Dr. Crockett has practiced as a general Ob/Gyn in the San Antonio area for 22 years. She began Minimally Invasive (or Robotic) Gyn surgery in 2010, becoming one of the first few dozen gynecological surgeons nationally who completed the Master’s Level (highest level) training for da Vinci surgery in benign gynecology. She has served as an Intuitive daVinci advanced benign gyn proctor for since 2011 and is available to proctor gyn surgeons new to robotics as well as experienced surgeons interested in learning advanced cases such as sacrocolpopexy, complex myomectomy and complex hysterectomy.
Recently, she has been one of the first surgeons in the nation to offer Acessa, the innovative new procedure for the trearment of uterine fibroids.
In 2012, Dr. Crockett was named a Top Doctor by US News and World Report for Robotic Gyn Surgery, and she has been named one San Antonio's Best Doctors many times.
In May of 2014, Dr. Crockett made the decision to stop providing obstetrics services, in order to concentrate her efforts fully on the surgical side of gynecology. As a robotic gyn surgeon, she has completed almost 700 cases, and maintains an open surgical rate of < 2%, with exceedingly low complication rates. She performs over 150 robotic surgeries annually, and about 450 gyn surgeries total, including pelvic prolapse and mesh-less urinary incontinence surgeries.
Her passions are:
- performing robotic surgery for benign complex gynecology
- complex endometriosis
- pelvic pain
- complex myomectomy
- benign ovarian cysts
- minimally invasive hysterectomy for the large uterus
- addressing the challenges of pelvic floor reconstruction for menopausal women who want to remain sexually active
- offering non-mesh options for pelvic floor reconstruction and incontinence procedures
- exploring regenerative medicine options for gyn surgery
- developing ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) protocols for gynecologic surgery
- minimizing pain and narcotic use for post-operative pain
At Virtuosa Gyn, she sees patients in San Antonio, but she lives on the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, with her husband, Brad Mason, and their various brood of 6 children, 2 dogs, a pair of guinea pigs, a hamster, and a tortoise named Thomas.