Southwest Austin Surgical

Welcome to our website! Lauren Ash, MD is a General Surgeon specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, hernias, and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. As a general surgeon, Dr. Ash’s responsibilities include confirming the diagnosis of the primary care physicians and radiologists and then performing the appropriate surgical procedure to correct the problem. Dr. Ash provides all of her patients with a comprehensive, compassionate approach to their health concerns. She recognizes that the patients’ needs come first and insists on educating her patients about their conditions, treatment options, as well as risks and benefits of the different surgical procedures. This website is specially designed to provide necessary information on various surgical conditions and the relevant procedures. With offices in Austin, TX, Dr. Ash uses the latest technology with a state of the art medical facility to provide her patients the best possible outcomes.

Super Doctors® Rising StarsSM

Lauren Ash has been named by Austin, Texas Super Doctors® Rising StarsSM as one of the top doctors in Austin Texas for 2019, 2020, and 2021 for general surgery. This is the maximum number of times a physician can be awarded this honor. The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. Dr Ash has been practicing on her own since 2014. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field. Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to the Austin Texas Rising Stars list. Since 2005, MSP Communications, has published Super Doctors lists across the country. Honorees are also found online at, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty and location. The list is published in Texas Monthly magazine in July each year.

Austin’s Top Doctors

auren Ash has been named as one of Austin’s top doctors for general surgery in 2021 in Austin Monthly Magazine. Using an online survey, Austin Monthly solicits peer nominations from physicians in Travis, Hays, and Williamson counties, asking them to nominate up to three doctors per practice area whom they would trust with the medical care of themselves or their family. To ensure the nomination process is peer-based, full contact information was requested before nominating, and doctors are asked to limit their nominations to physicians whose work they’ve personally witnessed. Austin Monthly then tallies the results, selecting the top 10 to 15 percent of vote recipients in each practice area before submitting the final list to our fact-checking process, which includes a review of good standing among medical boards.