Xiaoming Guan, MD, PhD


Baylor College of MedicinefellowshipAdvanced Gyn Endoscopic Surg2011
Mount Sinai School of MedicineresidencyObstetrics & Gynecology2009
Zhejiang UniversityPhDDoctor of Philosophy2002
Fujian Medical Collegemedical schoolBachelor of Medicine & Surgery1997
Fujian Medical Collegemedical schoolBachelor of Medical Sciences1992

Personal Statement

Dr. Xiaoming Guan is the Division chief and fellowship director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Texas Children’s and a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Guan obtained his medical degree from Fujian Medical University in Fuzhou, Fujian, China and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital, a Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliated hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. Following his residency, he pursued a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Guan has extensive experience treating complex and challenging cases of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and pelvic masses at various stages. As a leader in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, he is a pioneer in the use of state-of-the-art robotic single-site technology and traditional single-site surgery and transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) for advanced pelvic procedures. He also utilizes the single-site or NOTES surgical technique in the treatment of conditions such as cervical incompetence with abdominal cerclage, chronic pelvic pain with endometriosis, urinary incontinence with a sling and pelvic organ prolapse with sacrocolpopexy.

Recognizing the significance of collaboration, Dr. Guan adopts a multidisciplinary approach, involving specialists from various fields like colorectal surgery, thoracic surgery, and urology, to enhance patient care and outcomes when addressing advanced cases of endometriosis that affect the bowel, chest, and urological regions. His contributions extend beyond clinical practice as he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and he has authored over 120 publications.


Organization NameRole
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)Member
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)Member
Chinese American Doctors Association of HoustonMember
Chinese OBGYN Medical SocietyMember
Clinics in Surgery JournalEditorial Board
Dove Medicine JournalReviewer
Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinical Medicine (GOCM) JournalEditorial Board
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG)Editorial Board
North America Society of Chinese Obstetricians & Gynecologists (NASCOG)President
NOTES committee of World Chinese Doctor SocietyChair


Dr. Guan has been instrumental in helping Texas Children's Pavilion for Women achieve accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. This accreditation is awarded by the Surgical Review Corporation, an internationally recognized patient safety organization.

The Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology award recognizes hospitals and surgeons around the world that: provide exceptional minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care; demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care; and are dedicated to continuously improving healthcare quality and patient safety.

Selected Publications

Guan Xiaoming, Guan Z, Koythong T, Liu J, Delgado S, Wang Q. Integration of a Robotic Platform for Sacrocolpopexy in Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery: A Novel Surgical Technique. Urology 2021 Mar 25:S0090-4295(21)00272-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.03.015. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33775785.

Yi Huang, Kristina Duan, Tamisa Koythong, Ninad M. Patil, Dazhi Fan, Juan Liu, Zhenkun Guan, Xiaoming Guan. Application of robotic single-site surgery with optional additional port for endometriosis: a single institution's experience. J Robot Surg. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s11701-021-01217-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33651315.

Juan Liu, Qiongyan Lin, Xingnan Zhou, Chunhua Wu, Zhenkun Guan, Xiaoming Guan. Techniques for Apical Prolapse Management in Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery High Uterosacral Ligatment Suspension (NOTES-HUS). J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Oct 30:S1553-4650(20)31106-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.10.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33130226.

Weihua Lou, Kristina Duan, Ning Zhang, Stephanie Delgaldo, Zhenkun Guan, Xiaoming Guan. A comparison of single incision myomectomy in three different routes: conventional, robotic and hand assisted single port. J Robot Surg. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1007/s11701-020-01151-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33026640.

Xiao Jiao, Fu Kristi, Duan Kristina, Wang J, Sunkara S, Guan Xiaoming. Pregnancy-preserving laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for gynecological disease: a case series [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 29]. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020;S1553-4650(20)30112-6. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2020.02.009.

Tamisa Koythong, Juan Liu, Xiaoming Guan. Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery update: vNOTES Hysterectomy. OBG Management, November 2019, Vol. 31, No. 11. Page 15-29.

Shadi Rezai, Alexander Graves, Tiffane Mann, Ninad Patil, Elise Bardawil, Cassandra Henderson, Xiaoming Guan. Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome: A Literature review. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 2019, Article ID 1375208, 4 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1375208.

Zhenkun Guan, Juan Liu, Elise Bardawil, Xiaoming Guan. Hysteroscopy assisted Robotic Single Site CS scar resection: The Tips and Tricks. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Jun 17. pii: S1553-4650(19)30273-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2019.06.007.

Juan Liu, Jaden Khon, Qiongyan Lin, Binhua Liang, Zhenkun Guan, Xiaoming Guan. Feasibility of Transvaginal NOTES sacrocolpopexy: initial 26 cases experiences. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Aug 27. pii: S1553-4650(18)30424-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2018.08.009. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30165180.

Yiming Zhang, Manisha Gandhi, Courtney Birchall, Xiaoming Guan. Single Incision Laparoscopic Abdominal Cerclage Placement: a retrospective comparison study of single-port versus multi-port laparoscopy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 May 3. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.12520. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29723412.

Duo Zhang, Wei Xia, Wie Shi, Cheng Li, Mingxing Yan Ruihong Xue, Jian Zhang, Xiaoming Guan. Correlation between Cyr61 expression and clinicopathologic parameters in adenomyosis. J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Nov; 118: 42-49.

Christopher Kleithermes, Kelly Blazek, Kausar Ali, Biba Nijjar, Stephanie Kliethermes, Xiaoming Guan. A Randomized Control Trial for Abdominal Binder Use Following Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery. Journal of Minimally Invasive. 2018 Jan 8. pii: S1553-4650(17)31362-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.12.021.