- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2012-2016), Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Medical School - UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2008-2012)
Martin Hechanova, M.D.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology - General & Ob/Gyn
Martin Hechanova, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern.
After graduating from Baylor University with a degree in biology, Dr. Hechanova earned his medical degree and a Master’s of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.
During his residency in Ob/Gyn at UT Southwestern, Dr. Hechanova received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award and also served as Administrative Chief Resident. Prior to that, he received the Department Chairman’s Award as the best intern in Ob/Gyn.
Dr. Hechanova also stays active in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as the Junior Fellow Chair of District XI (Texas). He previously served as the Junior Fellow Vice Chair, Junior Fellow Secretary/Treasurer, and the Section 2 Chair for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Through his involvement with ACOG, Dr. Hechanova focuses on his passions outside of the clinic: advocacy for women’s health and mentorship for residents and medical students.
Dr. Hechanova is a certified da Vinci robotic console physician and speaks English, Spanish, and Tagalog. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, and the TriBeta Biology Honor Society.
In 2019 and 2020, Dr. Hechanova was named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor Rising Star.
Meet Dr. Hechanova
Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist in Dallas
Obstetrics and gynecology specialist Martin Hechanova, M.D., provides comprehensive, personalized care for his patients – from helping them with any pregnancy challenges or complications to performing minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries when they’re needed.
“I became an Ob/Gyn because of the variety of skills needed and because of the connection I’m able to forge with patients to make them feel at ease,” Dr. Hechanova says. “When you’re discussing sensitive topics about women’s health, it’s important for patients to feel comfortable with you.”
Expert in minimally invasive surgery
Dr. Hechanova has a special expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries, including hysterectomies and uterine ablations, as well as other ovarian and fallopian tube procedures. He uses laparoscopic and robot-assisted techniques, which means his patients have faster recovery times and less scarring than with traditional methods.
“This is the new wave of surgery, and it’s not only something I’m skilled in but also an area I’m very passionate about,” he says.
When it comes to delivering babies, Dr. Hechanova handles the full range: low and high-risk pregnancies, cesarean sections, and vaginal deliveries, including operative vaginal deliveries – or forceps-assisted deliveries – a technique sometimes needed during vaginal childbirth, though not all obstetricians are skilled in it.
“Having trained at Parkland, one of the best training programs in the country, I am prepared for any pregnancy challenge or delivery complication,” he says.
In addition, he’s fluent in English, Spanish, and Tagalog (a language of the Philippines) and is a certified medical translator.
“Being able to communicate in a patient’s native language can help make her feel more at ease,” he says, and that’s his priority as a physician.
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
- Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2019
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