As a boutique surgical hospital, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center specializes in a wide range of specialties and surgical subspecialties on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

From cardiothoracic surgery to treatment for stroke, brain and neurological conditions, our surgeons use the latest technology and surgical techniques to provide better patient outcomes. Whenever possible, this includes the use of minimally invasive surgical options, such as laparoscopy, endoscopy and robotic-assisted surgery which may offer our patients less pain and shorter recovery times.

Our surgical teams include board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and other specialists who work together to provide comprehensive care from the moment you walk through our doors.

Medical Center surgical services

At HCA Houston Medical Center, our highly skilled surgeons are experts in their respective fields and use the latest advancements in technology to perform best practices. Some areas of specialties we offer include:

  • Breast surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • General surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Hernia repair
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Gallbladder removal
  • Minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery
  • Oncology surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Prostate surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Anti-reflux surgery

Our surgeons are highly skilled in treating gastroesophageal reflux disorder commonly known as GERD. GERD occurs when a person’s lower esophageal sphincter is malfunctioning. If medication is ineffective in managing symptoms, surgical intervention may provide relief.

Bariatric surgery

Our bariatric surgeons are specially trained in performing a wide range of surgical weight loss procedures. We offer a fully accredited Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program by the American College of Surgeons. This designation is reserved for weight loss surgery programs demonstrating a history of successful bariatric surgery patient outcomes. Additionally, we are designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center+ for Bariatric Surgery. We are also a proud member of United Healthcare's OptumHealth Bariatric Center of Excellence Network.

Heart and vascular surgery

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center is home to one of Houston's leading cardiovascular surgery programs. We offer a complete range of cardiac care and vascular care, from advanced imaging to rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgical options. We are accredited as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI by the American College of Cardiology. We are also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the treatment of heart failure.

Outpatient surgery

Our outpatient surgery services department is a hospital-based outpatient medical and surgical department located on the fifth floor of the South Tower of HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center. This unit offers a business/admitting area, a prescreening area and both private and semi-private rooms.

Our surgical unit serves both adult and pediatric outpatients who are admitted for surgical procedures done under general or local anesthesia. Patients receiving general anesthesia are recovered initially in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) and discharged from the outpatient surgery floor.

The outpatient surgery services department is open from 5:30am to 9:00pm and fully staffed with registered nurses and nurse technicians. For questions about our outpatient surgery services department, please call (713) 527-5525. For outpatient surgery registration, please call (713) 527-5701.

For more information about the surgical services offered at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified surgeons.

Surgery at HCA Houston Healthcare

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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