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Gastrointestinal Surgery

UTMB Health has set the standard for excellence in digestive care

Gastrointestinal / Digestive Surgery Services

UTMB Health features an experienced and dedicated surgical team skilled in a full range of services for adult men and women, from routine procedures to treatments for rare or complex conditions. Our team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other caregivers are devoted to offering the most effective solution to your medical condition. UTMB’s Department of Surgery offers patients the expertise and resources of a major medical center and its surgical faculty, coupled with personal care and attention. Our team is committed to improving the quality of life for every individual.

Surgical GI services:

  • Esophago-gastric, Foregut Surgery, Upper GI surgery:
    • Antireflux procedures (Nissen and partial Fundoplication for the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD)
    • Achalasia treatment
    • Gastrectomy
    • Bariatric/weight loss surgery (primary & revisional)
    • Esophageal motility disorder treatment
  • Hernia surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery 
  • Bile Duct, Liver & Pancreas (Bilio-pancreatic) procedures:
    • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder)
    • Common bile duct exploration
    • Pancreatic cyst-gastrostomy or jejunostomy
    • Radiofrequency ablation of liver metastases
  • Solid organ and endocrine surgery:
    • Adrenalectomy (removes growth in adrenal glands)
    • Splenectomy (removal of the spleen)
    • Nephrectomy (living donor)
    • Appendectomy (removal of appendix)
    • Pyloromyotomy (cutting pylorus for pyloric stenosis)
  • Gastrointestinal and Stomach Cancers, and Premalignant Disorders
  • Bariatric Weightloss Surgery

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