General Surgery Information
When you meet with any of the NHSA surgeons for any type of surgical consultation, they will carefully consider what will help you attain the best possible outcome for you and your lifestyle. They will educate you until they are convinced that you understand the risks and benefits of any type of surgery.
Request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information about how you can take the steps toward improving your life.
Advanced Sugical Procedures
The term minimally invasive surgery is used to describe abdominal surgery performed without making a large incision though the skin and muscle to open the abdomen. Instead, a scope is inserted though a trochar inserted into the abdomen though a 1/2 inch incision. The abdomen is inflated with CO2 gas to distend it like a tent, allowing visualization of the abdominal organs.
Long hand-held instrument are inserted through smaller trochars and used to perform the surgery, while the surgeon views the inside of the abdomen on a TV screen. Specialized tools such as scissor, graspers, ultrasonic dissectors, and endoscopic staplers facilitate the surgeon’s ability to perform complex intraabdominal surgery using advanced laparoscopic techniques.
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes