meet Dr. Smith
General Surgeon, Dr. Roger Smith, leads the Beleza General Surgery Department. Dr. Smith believes strongly in a patient-centered approach to care with individualized treatment plans based on proven techniques in general surgery.
Formerly with Baylor Scott & White Health, Dr. Smith has over a decade of experience in General Surgery. His specialties include laparoscopic and open surgery with emphasis on routine and complex hernia repair, including inguinal and ventral/incisional hernias, thyroid surgery, gallbladder removal, appendectomies, breast biopsies and excisions, liposuction, and gynecomastia surgery.
Dr. Smith studied at Baylor College of Medicine, earning his doctor of medicine degree in 2003. Prior to receiving his doctor of medicine, he studied at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology in 1999 with honors. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 2012.
Dr. Smith is a Fellow fo the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, and a member of the Texas Surgical Society. He also holds memberships in the Americas Hernia Society, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.
When not practicing, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Along with his wife, Robyn, and two sons, Barrett and Hunter, they are passionate about playing and watching baseball and rugby. His hobbies also include fly-fishing, woodturning, and shooting sports.
"Dr Hix-Hernandez is wonderful. My only regret is not going with her in the first place. I went to her for a second opinion after developing a large psuedobursa on my entire abdomen from a tummy tuck by another local plastic surgeon last May. It left me in pain for almost a year along with stinky fluid that would come out of my belly button. I spent so much wasted time and money going back to the other plastic surgeon trying to get my problem fixed. Dr. Hix-Hernandez did a revision and removed the psuedobursa. I was immediately out of pain. My stomach is actually flat and no longer disfigured. My incision 8 days post op already looks way better than my scar that had a year to heal from the previous plastic surgeon. She gives her patients her personal number to call if there are problems. The other place I could only reach my surgeon through his wife/office manager resulting in the mismanagement that put me through a year of hell. Had I gone to Beleza and Dr. Hix-Hernandez in the first place it would have saved me so much money, time away from work, and pain. She is a very skilled surgeon. She cares about her patients. If you are in the Austin area, her long wait list is worth it. My experience with this surgery was so much better compared to the other plastic surgeon. As a nurse, I was extremely impressed with the pre-op and post-op education and follow up at Beleza. Now that I have experienced the professionalism of Dr. Hix-Hernandez’s office it makes me feel like I got my first surgery from a used car salesman."
"I am 4 weeks post-op mommy makeover (breast lift & tummy tuck). I feel GREAT and am loving what I see in the mirror so far. I'm still swelling a little but that is to be expected at this point. My incisions are all healing nicely and are very thin lines. Dr. Hix-Hernandez has been wonderful from the beginning. She gave her personal phone number to call if any problems or concerns came up after surgery. I didn't want to bother her but did have a concern when one breast started bleeding at 2.5 weeks. I called and she answered while shopping in Home Depot. God Bless her!!! She made me feel so much better! I had a hematoma that had broke loose and exited thru the incision below that breast. Two days later at 10:30 at night, not wanting to bother her again by calling, I texted her pictures after I noticed the steristrip had come off the breast that was bleeding and there was a small separation. She immediately text me back! She calmed my nerves so much just by being available when I needed her. She truly cares about her patients and I'm glad I chose her as my doctor. Everything appears to be healing nicely now."
"Above and beyond in caring for me before and after surgery - She is amazing! The most honest and helpful physician I have ever seen. She went above and beyond in caring for me before and after surgery. Worth way more than 5 stars. All the nurses and assistants in the Cedar Park office go above and beyond."
"Miracle maker - wanted a breast reduction since I was a teenager - I had wanted a breast reduction since I was a teenager. I’m now 60. I lived with pain, discomfort, rashes, wrong fitting clothes, low self esteem, hurting ever day, etc. I decided it was time for me. I had seen Dr. Hix results in other patients and how caring she was. She talks to you understands what YOU want. Her staff is amazing I had my breast reduction done. Was beyond pleased, so glad I picked Dr. Hix and highly recommend her and her team. I will use her again. I absolutely adore her."
"4.4lbs breast reduction & lift - look & feel so much better! - Dr Hix has great knowledge and true gifting in her field. She performed a breast reduction lift. I had a large reduction removing 4.4 pds of breast total! I now have relief from neck, back, head from the weight I was carrying around. I look and feel so much better! Dr Hix has a no nonsense way and i had confidence in her skills which led to amazing results for me. Life changing for me. Thank you Dr Hix and your team!"