Philip L. Leggett, MD, FACS, FICS

Philip L. Leggett, MD, is a board-certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at his practice in Houston, with more than 30 years of experience in the field. His work as a minimally invasive surgeon is internationally recognized, and he’s the author of numerous medical publications.

After getting his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Leggett earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston before completing his general surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans.

A Houston native, Dr. Leggett is passionate about giving back to the community he calls home. That’s why he has spent the last three decades pioneering the innovation and adoption of advanced laparoscopic techniques, as well as integrated minimally invasive surgery into his own practice. With the right training, minimally invasive surgery results in shorter recovery times and hospital stays, less overall pain, and less noticeable scarring.

In addition to his extensive surgical experience, Dr. Leggett is a leader in treating acid reflux and diagnosing Barrett’s esophagus. He’s a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons, as well as clinical assistant professor of surgery at the UT Health Science Center at Houston and at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr.Leggett also serves as a fellow at the American College of Surgeons and is a member of SAGES and ASMBS.

Dr. Leggett serves as program director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Northwest Medical Center, where he’s also chairman of the board.

Seeyuen Jane Lee, MD, MPH, FACS

Seeyuen Jane Lee, MD, is a board-certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon who treats patients throughout the Houston area at the practice of Philip L. Leggett, MD. A skilled surgeon with more than eight years of experience, Dr. Lee specializes in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, emphasizing the importance of treatment plans that best benefit each individual patient.

Dr. Lee received a political science degree from the prestigious Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 2005. She later earned a master’s degree in public health from the Boston University School of Public Health. After graduation, Dr. Lee realized she wanted to do hands-on work with patients, so she enrolled in medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

After graduating in 2011, Dr. Lee stayed in New Orleans and completed her general surgery residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Because she’s dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive care possible, Dr. Lee began a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2016. Minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, less scarring, and a shorter overall recovery time than with traditional surgery.

Outside of her clinic hours, Dr. Lee serves as associate program director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Northwest Medical Center, as well as clinical assistant professor of surgery at UTHealth/McGovern Medical School in Houston. Dr. Lee also serves as a fellow at the American College of Surgeons and is a member of SAGES and ASMBS.

She’s certified by the American Board of Surgery. American College of Surgeons and members of SAGES and ASMBS

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