Lakeside Surgery

Lakeside Surgery
Jeffrey Stephens, MD, Kate Makohon, MD, and Caraleigh Buxie, MD

The physicians at Lakeside Surgery, P.A., Drs. Jeffrey Stephens, Kate Makohon, and Caraleigh Buxie, are certified by the American Board of Surgery. They are dedicated to providing the finest surgical care for their patients in Rockwall, Rowlett, and surrounding communities. The surgeons provide a detailed discussion of disease processes, explain surgical options, and set expectations for recovery. The appropriate surgery for you is determined through a two-way dialogue. The surgeon monitors the recovery process with follow up visits. The ultimate goal is a successful surgery and good recovery.

Meet the Doctors

Jeffrey Stephens, MD, FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons)

  • Undergraduate degree, Texas Tech University, 1987
  • Medical degree, UT Southwestern, Dallas, 1981
  • Residency, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, 1991 to 1996
  • Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, 1996 to 1998

Kate Makohon, MD, FACS

  • Undergraduate degree, Rice University, 1992
  • Medical degree, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 1997
  • Residency, Methodist Medical Center, Dallas, 1997 to 2002

Caraleigh Buxie, MD

  • Undergraduate degree, Texas A&M University, 2004
  • Medical degree, UT Health Science Center, Houston, 2008
  • Residency, Baylor University Medical Center, 2008 to 2013

Laparoscopic Robotic-assisted Surgery

In their practice, Drs. Stephens, Makohon and Buxie use the laparoscopic robotic da Vinci® Surgical System. This platform permits the surgeon to operate through a few small incisions and yet obtain enhanced vision, precision, and control. Laparoscopic surgery can minimize postoperative pain, permit less narcotic use, and enable a faster recovery. Current laparoscopic procedures done with robotic assistance at Lakeside Surgery P.A. are repair of inguinal hernias, ventral hernias, incisional hernias, and gallbladder removal.

Lakeside Surgery has three convenient locations to serve you.


4450 Tubbs Road
Rockwall, Texas 75032

7700 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 300B
Rowlett, Texas 75088

874 West Highway 243, Suite 110
Kaufman, Texas 75142

(972) 722-3290
FAX: (972)722-3815