Surgery

Surgical treatment is the solution of patient problems through surgery. Modern surgery has twelve main branches: abdominal, vascular, andrological (men’s reproductive and urologic surgery), gynecological, plastic, thoracic, urological, maxillofacial, endocrinal, cardiothoracic, neurological, and ophthalmic surgery. Surgical methods serve to treat a variety of ailments and needs including injuries, burns, cancer, and organ transplantation.

Why do patients from around the world prefer to have surgery in the United States? Despite the relatively high price of surgery, the result of surgical treatment in the US is much more favorable for the patient than in countries with free medicine. There are several reasons for this.

  1. The Rehabilitation Period. The effectiveness of surgery depends not only on operation method (open, laparoscopic, robotic, etc.) and the qualification of the doctor, but also on the rehabilitation period. When abroad, time is an issue. Rapid full-fledged rehabilitation is the modern standard of US medicine.
  2. Minimally Invasive Surgery. Surgery traumatizes the body. It’s a simple fact. Minimally invasive surgery lowers the trauma, increases the effectiveness of the surgery, decreases pain, decreases scarring and physical marks of surgery, and decreases rehabilitation time. Patients of this type of surgery enjoy these benefits and more.
  3. Robotic Surgery. Most surgeons who perform robotic surgery use the da Vinci® system, which allows them to operate extremely accurately and to minimize blood loss and pain after surgery. The use of robotic surgery has opened up new frontiers for oncologists. The high accuracy of the da Vinci® system allows for the removal of tumors irrespective of their size and location. Removing tumors in gynecology and in andrology (operation on the prostate) with the help of robotic surgery makes it possible to preserve the patient's reproductive function.

All these advantages are typical for surgical treatment at the hospitals and clinics of the Texas Medical Center. Of note is the US approach to pediatric surgery. American doctors confidently occupy leading positions in the world and carry out truly unique operations. The Texas Medical Center is one of the few places on earth where fetal surgery operations occur (surgery of the fetus located in the womb of the mother).

Memorial Hermann Surgery Center

Memorial Hermann Surgery Center

Specialties: weight loss surgery (bariatrics), surgery in otorhinolaryngology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology, gynecological surgery, and ophthalmic surgery.

St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center

Specialties:

  • Weight loss surgery (bariatrics)
    • Includes both the operation and the development of programs to maintain weight
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Surgery of spine pathologies (orthopedics)
  • Minimally invasive surgeries to remove appendix, hernia, intestinal obstruction, minimally invasive gallbladder surgery
  • Gynecological operations of varying degrees of complexity (including oncological diseases)
  • Plastic surgery and breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Houston Physicians' Surgery Center

Houston Physicians' Surgery Center

The center specializes in the surgical treatment of joint and ligament pathologies (traumatology and orthopedics). Operations to remove tonsils and adenoids are also available.

Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center

Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center

Here patients are given the opportunity to treat skin diseases surgically (laser surgery and microscopic surgery of Mohs). The Center focuses on skin cancer surgery.

Houston Surgery Center

Houston Surgery Center

The Houston Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgeries of the back, lower limbs, and ENT surgery. A specialty of the Center is podiatric medicine (diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle, hip and lower back diseases). Both surgical and therapeutic treatment methods are used for patients of any age.

Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest specialized pediatric hospitals in the world. More than 80 pediatric surgeons operate here, solving the widest range of problems of pediatric health. In addition to general and specialized surgery, the Texas Children's Hospital carries out transplant operations, plastic surgery, dental surgery, and congenital heart defect treatment and surgery.

University of Houston College of Optometry Surgery Center

University of Houston College of Optometry Surgery Center

The Center specializes in complex ophthalmological operations. These include corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery, oculomotor muscle and eyelid surgery, removal of ophthalmic neoplasms, and correction of myopia and hyperopia by replacing the lens with an intraocular lens.