Surgical Services in Laredo, Texas
When an Operation Is Your Best Option, Count On Doctors Hospital
Your doctor has recommended that you have an operation. Or perhaps there is an elective surgery you are considering for yourself. Whatever the reason, you probably have questions and, most likely, some concerns about your upcoming procedure. Knowing you are in the right place, with the right team, can make all the difference.
Knowledge That Inspires Confidence
Surgeons at Doctors Hospital of Laredo perform a wide range of minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures using advanced tools and techniques that help make what happens in the operating room and the recovery that follows easier on the patient.
Operations are performed here for many reasons. Some are done to help relieve pain; others to treat or diagnose disease. Still more may help a part of the body work better or to remove a damaged or diseased organ or tissue. Whatever the reason, the members of our dedicated surgical services team have the skills, tools and technology to help you approach your surgery with confidence.
Get a Surgical Referral
If you need a referral to a surgeon or other physician at Doctors Hospital of Laredo, call our free physician referral service at 1-877-992-1711 or search for a physician online.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Systems
At Doctors Hospital of Laredo, we use da Vinci™ and Mako™ robotic surgery systems. Using these systems, surgery is performed by specially trained surgeons using a few small incisions to perform minimally invasive procedures.
Surgery Assisted by the da Vinci® Xi™ Robotic Surgical System
At Doctors Hospital, the da Vinci system is used to perform:
- Gynecologic surgery
- Colorectal and general surgery
- Urologic surgery
Surgery Assisted by the Mako™ Robotic Surgical System
The Mako system is used to perform:
Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgeries
Benefits to patients may include:*
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less pain after surgery
- Quicker recovery
In instances where using the da Vinci or Mako systems are not an option, some operations that once required a large incision may still be performed using other laparoscopic surgery techniques. This approach also usually results in fewer complications, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays and faster patient recoveries.
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*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.
Surgical Areas of Expertise
Doctors Hospital offers a wide range of surgical services to help keep you healthy. Surgeons here have specific expertise in the following areas.
Heart and Vascular
Cardiac surgeons who work in The Heart and Vascular Program at Doctors Hospital perform coronary artery bypass surgery, aneurysm repair, balloon angioplasty, cardiac ablation and other complex procedures for diseases of the heart, blood vessels and lungs.
Orthopedic surgeons at Doctors Hospital are using Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery to gain more precision and accuracy during partial knee replacement (knee resurfacing) surgery.
The gastrointestinal surgical team at Doctors Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower intestinal tract such as colon and rectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, hemorrhoids and more.
Head and Neck
Head and neck surgery at Doctors Hospital is performed by otolaryngologists, or Ear, Nose and Throat specialists. The otolaryngologist is trained in surgical techniques and/or medical treatments including:
- Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery
- Nose and Sinus Allergy
Reconstructive and Cosmetic
During reconstructive surgery, surgeons correct physical conditions that were caused by burns, abnormalities and injuries or to correct scars or other issues caused by cancer or tumors. Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure in which normal parts of the body are reshaped to help improve a person’s appearance or reduce signs of aging. Cosmetic and reconstructive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon from Doctors Hospital include: