Surgical services in Houston
The department of surgery at West Houston Medical Center represents a dedicated team of surgeons and anesthesiologists who are passionate about providing a safe and comfortable surgical experience for our patients.
Along with general surgical procedures, the board-certified surgeons at HCA Houston West provide surgery options for the following areas:
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Breast surgery
- Bronchial thermoplasty (BT)
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Ears, nose and throat (otolaryngology)
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Minimally invasive
- Orthopedic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Robotic surgery
HCA Houston West’s surgical oncology program is dedicated to offering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary treatment of primary and metastatic tumors. Our program, which collaborates with experts from Sugar Land Cancer Center, represents a dedicated team of physicians working closely to provide patients with comprehensive care for cancers of the:
- Abdominal cavity
- Adrenal gland
- Soft tissue
Our surgeons have all been fellowship trained and are experts in treating gastric cancer, pancreatic cancers, metastatic colon cancer, appendicular cancers, sarcomas and melanomas.
At our multidisciplinary surgical oncology clinic, patients can visit with specialists from surgical oncology, medical oncology and radiation therapy during a single visit.
Minimally invasive robotic surgery
Research shows minimally invasive robotic technology provides better results for patients, including smaller incisions, less scarring, shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery. There is also lower risk for infection and reduced pain and blood loss.
During a robotic surgery, the surgeon is seated at a computer screen a few feet away from the patient. The surgeon sees an actual image of the surgical site while operating in real time, through tiny incisions, using specialized instruments. This puts a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a robotic platform, allowing them to operate while viewing a high definition 3D image of the surgical area, with 10 times the visualization of the human eye.
The surgeons at HCA Houston West perform minimally invasive surgeries in the following specialty areas:
- Colorectal surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Gynecologic oncology surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Urologic surgery
During these types of surgeries, our uncompromising emphasis on teamwork involving collaboration among surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and staff, ensures the highest quality of care for our patients.
Once your physician has scheduled a date and time for your procedure, a member of our surgical staff will contact you. During this pre-admission call, instructions will be given and a series of medical history questions will be asked to ensure a safe procedure and recovery.
To find a physician, call (800) 637-9462)
Surgery at HCA Houston Healthcare
Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.Learn about Surgery