Ramsey Stone, M.D.
Dr. Stone graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in biomedical engineering (as well as a second degree in biology). His educational experience had an emphasis on robotics and advanced technology. He completed his medical degree from U.T. Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then went on to complete his residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Stone has lectured about emerging and future technology in surgery. He is considered a leading voice in the field of advanced surgical technology and techniques.
Dr. Stone is an advocate in the surgical field for alternative therapies and treatments. When and where appropriate, he will explain all the options available including integrative treatments — not just the standard surgical ones. Sometimes surgery is the best option, but many times there are alternative therapies that produce the same goals.
Dr. Stone placed in the top 1% of all physicians taking the national licensing exam in 2004. He was one of the first general surgeons in the country to train on the DaVinci robotic surgical platform in 2007 as well as one of the first to perform single incision gallbladder surgery. He has been recognized as Best in Dallas by D Magazine as well as being recognized as Best in Richardson, Wylie, Plano, and Frisco by Living Magazine. He is listed as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly (a nationwide recognition) as well as achieving status of SuperDoctor Rising Star by Texas Monthly. He has also been featured in multiple magazines and publications. Dr. Stone was recently was seen on NBC featuring Low Impact Laparoscopy for gallbladder surgery of which he has done the most in the country – watch it here.
Dr. Stone is board certified and also holds the distinguished position as Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is currently the Chairman of Surgery at Methodist Richardson Medical Center with over 200 surgeons under his leadership and direction.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. They are active members of Watermark Community Church. Outside of medicine, he appreciates nature and being outdoors.
A Word From Dr. Stone:
I would like to take a chance to introduce myself and to explain what your experience under my care may look like. First of all, I hope you enjoy the website, and I hope to continue to build it into a resource for anyone that has questions or wants to know more. I am not your typical surgeon. I do not see you as a number or a statistic. I see everyone that walks through my door as a wonderful, unique person that was purposefully created. With that said, I am not here to sell you a surgery or get you into something that will not specifically benefit you. Everyone is entitled to being completely appreciated and heard. I hope that my time with you can be spent fulfilling these goals. Medicine (and especially surgery!) is an ever-changing landscape that is both exciting and challenging. I take great strides in being on the forefront of this field. The rapidly changing technology and advances are important to grasp and implement when possible. I feel like my background uniquely positions me in a way to most fully integrate technology into the world of “tried and true” surgical techniques.
I’ve been an ER RN for 21+ years and have been around countless Doctors. I have also been a
patient in the hospital a few times around countless Doctors. That being said, I don’t think you will ever find a Doctor as Compassionate, Caring, Knowledgeable, Friendly and Talented as Doctor Stone. As an RN you find out early that a little knowledge about medical issues can cause more stress than relief which tends to make an uneasy time even more frightening. Dr. Stone not only realized that but made my wife and me feel a 100 times less anxious after meeting with him the first time. I could go on and on about Dr. Stone and how I pretty much consider him a Blessing for patients and family alike. Instead, I’ll just sum it up by saying..”I have no problem or reservations about recommending him for you or your family because I won’t have ANY other surgeon for My Family or myself. They just don’t come any more Talented or Caring than Dr. Stone.
— Mark Sions in Dallas, Texas
Dr. Stone was amazing. He prayed over us before surgery started, which was amazing to me. Most surgeons don’t do that. At that moment, I knew I was in good hands and the Lord had picked the right doctor for me. Thank you!
— Sharon in Garland, Texas
Dr. Stone is an amazing surgeon. He performed my husband and my gallbladder removal. My tests had shown there was nothing wrong but based on my symptoms Dr. Stone recommended we go ahead with the removal. After being in pain 3-1/2 years, he performed the surgery and I have been pain free. He is gentle and kind and I highly recommend him if you need a surgeon!
— Sandra Colley in Lewisville, Texas
My personal experience presented itself very suddenly in the middle of the night. Fortunately, my primary care doctor immediately contacted Dr. Stone and he was able to perform surgery that same morning. Since time was of the essence and even though we had never met before, Dr. Stone walked me through the process, answered our questions, initiated much appreciated prayer in the pre-op and then promptly went to work. From my point of view, it could not have been handled any better and I am truly grateful for Dr. Stone’s care and compassion … truly professional in all respects.
— Bill Walker in Mesquite, Texas
Surgery is a bit scary – especially when it’s an emergency and it’s your first time through this type of situation. Dr. Stone made me feel at ease with the situation and assured me that he would do everything he could to get me through the appendectomy successfully. Everything went as planned in the surgery and I can’t thank Dr. Stone (and his staff) enough for taking good care of me. While looking around in my abdomen Dr. Stone noticed a small umbilical hernia and recommended that I come back to get that repaired after I recovered from the appendectomy. After waiting a few weeks I return to the OR to get the hernia repaired and once again Dr. Stone took great care of me. Two surgeries in just a few months – I’m glad they’re complete and am very pleased with the services provided by Dr. Stone and his staff.
— Larry in Richardson, Texas
Doctor Ramsey Stone operated on me on December 19, 2014 and removed my gallbladder in a laparoscopic procedure. I entered the hospital with tremendous pain, acute pancreatitis, and a gallbladder full of gallstones. The hospital staff stabilized my condition and I was introduced to Dr. Stone. He answered my questions in detail and drew a picture of what he thought was happening in my gallbladder, liver, and pancreas area. He communicated the results of my lab work and why he thought I would benefit from a gallbladder removal. He told me what he anticipated during the surgery and how he would determine if I needed an additional procedure in case the common duct was blocked with gallstones. (It was not necessary). Doctor Stone was very receptive to my questions and did not seem to be “rushed” for time. My recovery has been very uneventful. There were no special instructions given about my incisions because they were so small. Dr. Stone has great compassion for his patients and his manner is very professional and caring. He is the type of doctor I remember from my childhood – one who looks at his patients as human beings.
— Charlotte L. in Richardson, Texas