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Dr. Jeffrey Meynig has been practicing surgery in Austin for over 27 years. He earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His surgical internship and residency were completed at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston where he received numerous honors and awards. His residency training included lengthy rotations at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

During his training at MD Anderson, Dr. Meynig learned a technique called lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy. He was one of the first surgeons to introduce this technique in Austin. This minimally invasive approach helps to accurately locate, remove, and evaluate the closest lymph node to the cancer to determine if the cancer has spread. It is used most often in breast cancer and melanoma.

Dr. Meynig is known for taking complex medical procedures and making them easy-to-understand for his patients. As a patient you will clearly understand your condition, your treatment options, and your procedure with all your questions answered. Dr. Meynig is a Texas Monthly Super Doctor and has received The Patient’s Choice Award and The Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award.

Dr. Meynig has a broad and rich level of experience in General Surgery. His interests include abdominal surgeries, most often performed using the minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic techniques. These include:

  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Hernia Repairs – Incisional, Inguinal, umbilical, parastomal, recurrent and other complex abdominal wall hernias
  • Hiatal Hernia Repairs - for reflux and heartburn (GERD)
  • Colon Surgery – for cancer, large polyps, or diverticular disease
  • Diseases of the small intestine, spleen, and adrenal gland

Dr. Meynig also has interest and extensive experience in the work-up and treatment of Thyroid and Parathyroid disease, Breast cancer, Benign breast lumps, and Melanoma.

Dr. Meynig was born in Beaumont, Texas as the youngest of three children. He married Austin native Lorie Chapman Meynig, and together they have 4 children and five grandchildren. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and horses, but most of all spending time with his wife and family.

Dr. Meynig and his wife are the founders of Blessed to Give Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit international ministry. They have been active in Belize, Honduras and of course locally in Texas. He is a strong Christian man, and one of his greatest satisfactions comes from honoring God with his life and his surgical practice.


  • Medical Degree: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1989)
  • Residency: General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital, Houston and Brackenridge Hospital, Austin (1994)


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Travis County Medical Society

Patient Reviews

  • My experience with Dr. Meynig was nothing short of excellent. I saw him over a period of time due to a long-standing illness which needed to be managed surgically and medically. He really took his time to listen to me, and gave me all the information that I needed to make an informed decision on the best route to take to manage my illness. Surgically, he has a ton of experience, stays current with treatment interventions, and practices evidence-based medicine. I had to call him more than once after hours and on weekends. Dr. Meynig was always available to answer questions, and even see me if this was warranted. He always took me seriously, and never treated any of my questions or concerns as unimportant. I never sensed that he was rushed. Overall, he is a well-rounded doctor, and an excellent surgeon.

    ~ Petra P ~

  • I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Meynig for a hernia repair. Dr. Meynig is friendly and funny, and put me at ease before my surgery. He answered all my questions, took time to ensure I was comfortable, and had some great jokes to put me at ease. My surgery went great and they provided me with everything I needed to recover over the next couple of weeks. The staff was extremely friendly and really made me feel special. I will absolutely recommend Dr. Meynig & Austin Surgeons to my friends and family! Thank you for getting me back to normal!

    ~ Victoria G ~

  • I was in Austin TX when I became sick. My plan was to go back to Maryland for Surgery, where I reside fulltime. However, after meeting Dr. Meynig there was no doubt he was the surgeon for me. It was the best decision I made! Dr. Meynig is OUTSTANDING and I would fly anywhere for him. My recovery was the easiest I’ve ever experienced. He’s not only the BEST SURGEON I’ve had, but he makes you feel like you have a friend by your side from start to finish! Go see Dr. Meynig, you owe it to yourself!!

    ~ Cheri C ~

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