After attending medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, then completing a four-year residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Dr. Shoemaker joined Dr. Bernhardt Rothschild and Dr. James L. Barnard, Jr. in Corpus Christi, Texas. They became the first group Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in South Texas.
As his practice was building during the 1980′s, Dr. Shoemaker became a very skilled laparoscopic surgeon. He realized sophisticated, operative laparoscopy could lead to quicker recovery for his patients with much less pain. He further realized that with minimally invasive procedures, not only was the patient’s hospital stays reduced, but patients were also back to work functioning as normal human beings within days instead of weeks. When doing a laparoscopic hysterectomy, Dr. Shoemaker often has his patients back to work, without restriction in as little as seven days. Dr. Shoemaker is considered by many to be one of the leading pelvic floor reconstructive and incontinence surgeons in America, and he is often asked to teach these skills to other gynecologic surgeons.
Since January 2011, Dr. Shoemaker has added a new dimension to his surgical repertoire . The DaVinci Robot has enabled him to do many more complicated cases that otherwise would have to be done with a large incision. He and Bay Area Medical Center broke a world record for the most robotic cases ever done in the first year after the introduction of a robotic instrument (384 procedures).
Dr. Shoemaker spends his time away from his busy medical practice with his daughter, a businesswoman in Houston, and spends time with his young son in Florida. His main hobby is fly-fishing throughout the world.
"Dr. Shoemaker and his team were amazing"
I have been a patient of Dr. Shoemaker since 2010 & wouldn't consider going to anyone else ever! I just gave birth to my second daughter May 30, 2013, & Dr. Shoemaker and his staff were amazing. If I was told I had to do the delivery all over again the next day, I'd say "lets do it!" Everyone made me feel comfortable & confident & really excited for the delivery which I feel helped move things along quickly and smoothly. My entire pregnancy, I was seen in the Kingsville office. The staff there is wonderful and Nurse Practitioner Christina Leach is truly amazing. I had to have a total Thyroidectomy when I was 19 weeks pregnant due to a cancerous nodule found at my first prenatal visit by Christina Leach. Both baby and I are just perfect now and I couldn't be more grateful.
Thank You Dr. Shoemaker & Staff for making both my pregnancies wonderful experiences.
Successful in everyway
At age 65 I didn't think this surgery would be so easy and my recovery would take longer. I am happy to say the process was very successful in everyway. Dr. Shoemaker and his staff have been a delight.
Always by my side
I had a hysterectomy done January 2013 at the Women's Center in Corpus Christi, TX by Dr. Stan Shoemaker. My experience thru the whole procedure went awesome from the first day the doctor notified me to the time of surgery. At the hospital the nurses were very helpful, always by my side. I even asked if I was the only patient. I was at home away from home. Everything Dr. Shoemaker told me was to the "T". God Bless all of the staff that helped me go thru this part of my life. They were all wonderful! Again thank you Dr.. Shoemaker! -Ida
Attentive and thorough
I have been a patient of Dr. Shoemaker's for years and am so glad he was my treating OB/GYN throughout my pregnancy. He was attentive and thorough during each visit and really helped to put my fears and anxieties concerning my pregnancy to rest. My son was born via C-section, which was done by Dr. Shoemaker and I was very pleased with how quickly I healed and how minimal my scarring was. My husband and I are now thoroughly enjoying our beautiful son, and we have Dr.Shoemaker to thank!! - Stacy
Saved my life
Dr. Shoemaker has been my OB/GYN since 1996. He delivered my youngest son by cesarean painlessly. He literally saved my life in 2002 when he found a tumor that several other doctors had over looked. It was Stage 3 cancer, already 10cm wrapped around the artery system going down my right leg. He not only found the cancer, but immediately hooked me up with is mentor at Baylor who would continue my fight and eventually remover the tumor, saving my life. I am now cancer-free for 10 years and he continues to give me excellent care always going above and beyond. -Jeana
They all are the most caring and helpful.
To whom it may be of concern, I had a problem with the prolapsed bladder, but Dr. Shoemaker has been so patient with me and has helped me in so many ways. The last time that my surgery was done he did do well in trying his very best to do all the most that he could to correct my problem. I am so please with him and his staff. They all are the most caring and helpful. I appreciate it all so very much. I am doing real well after all that he has done for me. Judith.
I have never had such access to medical personnel
My life is very much improved since I had the interstim implant. I started having "accidents" when I sneezed or coughed about 8 years ago. My family doctor said to do Kagels. I did them for some time and saw no improvement. Later. I began to have sudden urges and would leak before I made it. Later still, I would wake up, needing to go once each night and then two to three times each night. I went from wearing pantie liners during the day to thick pads day and night. I often worried that people near me might smell an odder. Most of the worries and inconvenience are gone since I had the implant. The sudden urgency feelings are completely gone and I don't have to go so frequently, including at night. I usually still get up once a night & still leak a little when I sneeze or cough. I am told that is due to weak bladder muscles, so I'm again doing Kagels.
The process was relatively quick and easy. It just took a short time to set up the test device. I received the results quickly and was able to have the implant in just a few weeks. Best of all, the doctor has an extraordinary RN. She gave me her cell phone number at the first visit. I would call or text her frequently, day and night and she was always available. I have never had such access to medical personnel. Thanks S. L. C.
S L Courtney
Thanks to Dr. Shoemaker and his nurse Rishana, I have a better quality of life
My name is Sandra and I was a candidate for the interstim program since having surgery my urinary problems have gotten so much better I'm able to get a good night sleep and do not have to worry about always needing to know where all the restrooms are. It has changed my life I would recommend it to any one having issues with urinary problems. Dr. Shoemaker and his nurse Rishana were awesome thanks to them I have a better quality of life.
I am a changed woman thanks to Dr Shoemaker
I didn't take the leaky bladder serious until I was walking to my office one day after seeing a patient and all of the sudden my bladder leaked and there it was, urine down my leg, wet pants. I had a history of coughing at times and very little leaking but this was different. I was wearing panty liners, but the thought of "POISE", seriously. I was so upset and embarrassed I had to go home and change. Women don't like talking how this problem also affects there sex life. It affected mine. I was ashamed and embarrassed. I became depressed for awhile and didn't want to leave my home. This problem was affecting me at work, home, and in my travel. The problem continued for several months till I saw Dr. Shoemaker. I tried a form of medication and it did not work. The Interstim implant trial was suggested and I went for it. To my amazement it worked. I had the final implant procedure November of 2012. There have been no side affects to date. This has changed my life forever. There are a lot of women out there who are very private about these problems and spend their whole lives living like this. I did not want to be that woman. I'm fifty years old with my first grand child. I can enjoy my life now without any setbacks from a overactive bladder. I am a changed woman thanks to Interstim implant, Thank you Dr Shoemaker and Rishana for your constant text support. I appreciate you more than you'll ever know. Mary Ann
Thank God for Dr. Shoemaker and his staff.
Thank God for Dr. Shoemaker and his staff.
He is a god send to me and his staff. He is a caring doctor and person in all. He is here to save lives and heal like god does. He is a kind, caring, professional and loving doctor. We need more doctors like him. I love the way he talks to me as a patient and for my care that he and his staff give. He smiles and talks as a doctor. He said I will take full responsibility of this patient. That spoke alot for me.
The staff is like the doctor. They are kind, loving, caring, and professional. They say "thank You", "how are you?" and are always smiling, helpful when you ask a question. Dress nice and look nice. They are a god send to me. Dr. Shoemaker and his staff are a god send. thanks to all of you and I love you all. Gwendolyn
To Whom it may concern, i just need to say that Dr. Shoemaker has done a wonderful job. I am very pleased on what he has done i had the first surgery on prolapse bladder and then the second one rectocele and i would do it again that is how much I trust Dr. Shoemaker. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Dubelia
I had a sacralcolpopexy surgery done per dr. shoemaker. I had a wonderful experience and outcome with the surgery. I would strongly recommend this surgery to anyone. I was able to leave the hospital within 32 hrs and i never had severe pain once i was sent home. I have felt totally great with no complaint after surgery. I am just sorry I waited so long to decide to have the surgery done because thios has been a total positive experience for me. Thanks, Rosie