Pine Creek Medical Center


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Redefining Health Care...One Patient at a Time

Pine Creek Medical Center is a private, physician-owned and operated hospital serving more than 3 million people in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding counties. It was founded in 2003 by a group of physicians who set out to develop and operate a state-of-the-art hospital in a personal, warm and comfortable setting. Pine Creek Medical Center is considered the facility of choice by many of the area's best physicians as well as patients who seek the finest health care available. With a 99% patient satisfaction score, it is obvious that Pine Creek Medical Center is committed to being at the cutting edge of the health care industry, not only in service but in efficiency, safety and quality care.

Pine Creek Medical Center's staff of doctors is well-known in the Dallas-Fort worth area and includes physicians who specialize in bariatrics, pain management, gynecology, general surgery, podiatry, ENT, radiology, orthopedics, and spine as well a sports medicine.



• Pine Creek Medical Center: 214-231-CARE (2273)


Dr. Dirk is a former military surgeon and decorated flight officer of the United States Air Force, and has over 20 years experience in the art and science of surgery. He has performed over 8,000 weight loss operations like the LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass and the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, including correcting prior weight loss operations. He has extensive experience not only in the field of weight loss surgery but also in the fields of: general surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery and laparoscopic hernia surgery.  He is a recognized national expert in the field of surgery having served as a consultant to different corporations that manufacture surgical instruments.

He is a teacher of the art of surgery, having taught surgeons in the United States as well as internationally in Puerto Rico, Germany, Australia and Brazil.


When performing his procedures, Dr. Dirk uses the new and highly publicized Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), where the operation is done through one small incision on the patients’ belly. This is a great option for those patients who want absolutely minimal scarring and shorter recovery time from surgery.

Dr. Dirks’ program combines a simple approach to obesity, using surgery, nutrition and exercise programs to help his patients succeed in improving and regaining their health.  Dr. Dirk cares deeply for his patients; and he is dedicated to making sure they receive the care they deserve.

Dr. Dirk has been recognized in D Magazine as one of Dallas Best Doctors in 2005 and 2006. Please visit his website at: and uncover the REAL you!

You can also contact Dr. Dirk at 214-DRDIRK-1 (214-373-4751)



Dr. Brian Straus is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle disorders. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University and completed medical school in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

He continues to pursue the latest advancements in orthopaedic technology involving tendon disorders, ankle replacement, and ligament reconstruction. Dr. Straus has served as assistant team physician for the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets.






Donald Ozumba, MD


Dr. Donald Ozumba is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery.

Dr. Ozumba completed fellowship training at Duke University in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He attended medical school and completed his orthopedic residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Dr. Ozumba earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Trinity University. Dr. Ozumba has served as a team physician at the professional and collegiate levels, and he currently serves as head team physician for Rockwall-Health High School.