Laparoscopic Surgery

Philip L. Leggett, MD -  - General Surgery

Philip L. Leggett, MD

General Surgery & Acid Reflux Treatment located in Houston, TX

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 Q & A

What is laparoscopic surgery?

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.  

What conditions may benefit from laparoscopic surgery?

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:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Liver and biliary tract disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Acid reflux
  • Hernia, including hiatal hernia
  • Morbid obesity
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Colon cancer or colon polyps
  • Bleeding ulcers and peptic ulcer disease
  • Infectious disease of the colon and rectum
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Hemorrhoids

Laparoscopic surgery may not always be the best treatment option for you, but the team strives to offer minimally invasive surgical options whenever possible.  

What are the advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery offers some significant advantages over open surgery, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Less time away from work
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced infection risk

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.

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