Leaders in Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
At the UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons are leaders in the field of minimally invasive bariatric surgery. Houston UT MIST, which is part of the University of Texas Medical School, is one of the nation's top centers for minimally invasive weight-loss surgery. We offer the most advanced minimally invasive procedures practiced in the world today, including robotic-assisted, endoscopic, endoluminal, and single-incision laparoscopic surgery. Minimally invasive techniques can treat a wide array of medical conditions, from cancer to colon diseases, hernias to obesity.
To see why UT MIST surgeons are leaders in the field of minimally invasive bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery, view the information below. If you like what you see, why not schedule a consultation to learn more? Request your appointment online, or phone 713.892.5500 today.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery in Houston
UT MIST surgeons are leaders because they have embraced robotic-assisted surgery, which enables optimal precision while performing advanced or highly technical surgery. It also typically results in shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, and improved outcomes. UT MIST has become one of the largest and most enthusiastic adopters of robotic surgical technologies in the world. Our surgeons understand that robotic technology elevates surgery beyond the limits of the human hand, combining precise movement with 3D visualization of the surgical field.
Cutting-Edge Laparoscopy and Endoscopy
UT MIST surgeons are leaders because they perform endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures, many with robotic assistance. This means that our patients typically enjoy a shorter hospital stay, less pain, smaller incisions, and a faster recovery. We are among the leaders in the field of single-incision laparoscopy, which enables the surgeon to perform an entire procedure through just one incision. This approach is typically reserved for gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures.
Endoluminal "Incisionless" Bariatric Surgery
You can trust that our board-certified surgeons are trained in and perform the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to date, including "incisionless" endoluminal surgery. This type of operation is performed entirely through the gastrointestinal tract with a flexible endoscope, requiring no external incisions or sutures. Currently, endoluminal surgery is used to perform gastric sleeve or gastric bypass revision procedures for patients who have initially lost weight, but are now regaining weight due to enlargement of their sleeve or stomach pouch.
Leaders in Surgical Skills
UT MIST surgeons are leaders because they are considered by many colleagues as the revision experts, receiving referrals to correct prior surgical errors or to handle the most difficult, high-risk cases. When things go wrong somewhere else, they contact UT MIST for help.
Excellence in Teaching
Our board-certified surgeons are among the leaders who serve on the faculty of the UT Houston Medical School, where they teach other physicians from around the world how to perform minimally invasive bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery.
In addition to the education and training required to obtain board certification by the American Board of Surgery, all UT MIST surgeons pursue additional training to stay abreast of the latest technologies and surgical techniques. These include advanced robotic and endoscopic surgery training.
UT MIST conducts ongoing research to improve surgical techniques and outcomes. Our research results are frequently published in the field’s most respected peer-reviewed journals, and our faculty give lectures about those results at medical conferences across the United States.
At the UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons are leaders in the field of minimally invasive bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery. We are dedicated to researching, to seeking out, to evaluating new technology that can help our patients experience the best from minimally invasive surgery.
Come see for yourself why thousands of patients have trusted the leaders at UT MIST Center for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Schedule your consultation today: Phone (713) 892-5500, or request your appointment online.
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