Laparoscopic surgery is a revolutionary option for treatment of many common gastrointestinal conditions, including hernias, gallbladder disease, and acid reflux. Philip L. Leggett, MD, and Seeyuen Lee, MD, offer this minimally invasive surgical treatment to men and women of the Houston area. To see if laparoscopic surgery is an option for you, call or schedule an appointment online with their office today.
Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach to the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. Laparoscopic surgery is often a practical option that helps you avoid traditional, open surgery, which involves painful incisions and longer recovery times.
Laparoscopic surgery uses long, thin instruments inserted near and around the treatment area through small holes in the skin. The surgical instruments include a tiny camera, a light, and specially designed tools to assist Dr. Leggett or Dr. Lee in performing your procedure. They can visualize the treatment area in real time, using high-definition video.
Using the laparoscopic approach, your surgeon can accurately obtain biopsies, correct deformities, treat conditions, and improve your symptoms without large incisions and with minimal discomfort.
Using diagnostic studies like endoscopy, colonoscopy, computed tomography (CT), X-ray, and laboratory results, your physician diagnoses your gastrointestinal condition and creates a plan of care that best fits your needs.
For many, laparoscopic surgery can help both diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including:
Laparoscopic surgery may not always be the best treatment option for you, but the team strives to offer minimally invasive surgical options whenever possible.
Laparoscopic surgery offers some significant advantages over open surgery, including:
The team offers comprehensive treatment for your gastrointestinal condition, which includes medical, diagnostic, and surgical options. Dr. Leggett and Dr. Lee are highly skilled with extensive experience in using both laparoscopic and open surgery approaches, so you can be sure that you’re in the best possible hands whatever your plan of care.
To see if laparoscopic surgery is an option for you, call the office of Philip L. Leggett, MD, today or schedule your appointment online.