Patrick M. Weix, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - General and Ob/Gyn
  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Acessa and Sonata Fibroid Treatments


Patrick Weix, M.D., Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

After earning his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Weix completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Health. He also earned a doctorate in genetics and development at the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and recognized by the board for focused practice in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Dr. Weix joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

Prior to joining UT Southwestern, he spent 15 years in private practice and served as President of the Irving/Coppell Women’s Health Center and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Las Colinas Medical Center in Irving, Texas.

Dr. Weix's clinical expertise includes robotic surgery, Acessa and Sonata fibroid treatments, and vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (vNOTES), a minimally invasive hysterectomy technique. One of the first adopters of vNOTES, Dr. Weix trains other surgeons in performing the technique.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of professional organizations that include the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, where he is a member of the Robotics Interest Group.

In 2021 and 2023, Dr. Weix received the Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award for resident teaching at Parkland.

Personal Note

When he’s not at work, Dr. Weix enjoys baking bread and pies, hiking, reading everything, completing logic puzzles, and doing The New York Times crossword.

Meet Dr. Weix

Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Dallas

UT Southwestern Medical Center obstetrician and gynecologist Patrick Weix, M.D., Ph.D., specializes in performing minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries, to treat a number of conditions.

These include uterine fibroid tumors (myomectomy) and ovarian cysts (cystectomy), issues that necessitate the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy), endometriosis, and some types of pelvic organ prolapse.

While less-invasive techniques are not the best option for treating every patient and every condition – in some cases, open surgeries are called for – the right candidates usually do very well.

“Patients who undergo these minimally invasive procedures tend to have less discomfort, reduced risk of complications like infections and blood clots, less time in the hospital (many can be done as outpatient procedures), a quicker return to function, and a better cosmetic outcome,” he says.

A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Weix strives to be a partner in care with the women he treats.

“I try to be very sensitive to how patients feel and what their preferences are about various issues,” he says. “I work with them to find the best ways to achieve the desired outcomes – whether that’s choosing the least invasive route for hysterectomy, working with them to treat concerns while preserving fertility, or making sure they get the evaluation and counseling they need before endometriosis surgery.

Dr. Weix believes that patient education is very important.

“Patients tell me all the time, ‘No one ever took the time to explain it like that before’ when we discuss, say, the benefits and risks of different procedures. I think good communication and education are critical to helping patients make informed decisions about their care,” he says.

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Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997-2001), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1988-1997)
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Genetics & Development
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award 2023, Parkland Residents, Parkland Health
  • Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award 2021, Parkland Residents, Parkland Health

Clinical Focus

  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Acessa and Sonata Fibroid Treatments
  • Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES)
  • Myomectomies
  • Isthmocele Repair

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