For many disorders, traumas and other conditions, surgery still offers the best treatment option. And in recent years, advances in technologies and techniques have made surgery safer, less invasive and more effective than ever before.
General surgeons are trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon establishes the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to patients. These physicians are trained for five years in the diagnosis and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders of the abdomen, digestive tract, endocrine system, breast, skin and blood vessels. They receive additional training for endoscopic procedures.
Our surgeons are skilled in the latest surgical techniques, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy. In this procedure, a miniature video camera and illumination source are passed through a small “keyhole” incision in the body. Tiny surgical instruments of various kinds are guided through these small incisions as well. The surgeon operates while watching magnified images displayed on an operating room monitor.
Laparoscopic procedures are performed for many common operations such as gallbladder removal and bariatric (weight loss) surgery, eliminating the need for large incisions. Advantages of minimally invasive procedures include less pain, shorter hospital stays, reduced blood loss and a faster return to normal activities.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake has a tradition of providing excellent clinical care to its patients. Our skilled surgeons and our state-of-the-art facility allow our team to achieve superior results in surgeries.