Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis. Methodist Physicians provides unparalleled surgical care, ranging from minimally invasive to the most complex surgical procedures. Two of the most common types of surgery are General Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery.
General surgeons use surgery to remove disease and repair injuries, as well as perform diagnostic tests and provide guidance on the need for surgery. Although general surgery can be performed on almost any part of the body, typically general surgery is focused on treating diseases and injuries of the abdomen, breasts, endocrine system glands and digestive system organs.
Laparoscopic surgery is an operation performed using small incisions with the aid of a camera. The laparoscope aids diagnosis or therapeutic interventions with a few small cuts. Some surgeries are performed with the most advanced robotic surgical technology in the country. Robotic surgery tools enable doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery, allowing patients to recover more quickly with fewer risks of complications during an operation.
Methodist Physician Practices
We have two practices within the Methodist Physicians family who specialize in General and Laparoscopic Surgery, and each surgeon is board certified and can walk you through any questions you or a family member may have before your procedure:
Common types of general and laparoscopic surgeries
- Breast surgeries (axillary dissection, biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies, etc.)
- Colorectal surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hernia surgeries (hiatal, inguinal, incisional and umbilical repairs)
- Minor vascular disorder surgeries
- Peptic ulcers and reflux diseases
- Stomach (gastrectomy, total and partial)
- Thyroid and parathyroid glandular surgery (aspirations, lobectomies, etc.)
- Other procedures to treat general diseases