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Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is an effective surgical method that is less intrusive than traditional surgery. By using small incisions and instruments, we are able to create positive surgical outcomes that typically have minimal scarring, faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.

Minimally invasive surgical care in Houston

We are dedicated to providing you with surgical options that minimize pain, scarring, recovery time and hospital stay.

Across 13 hospital locations in the Greater Houston community, HCA Houston Healthcare offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgical technology and techniques. With methods, such as robot-assisted surgery, we can accomplish what can be done in traditional, open surgery with greater precision and visibility, so that you can have a positive outcome.

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Robotic surgery services

As with traditional surgery, in robotic surgery, the surgeon is always in control. The robot is used as an additional tool to allow your surgeon to perform complex and delicate procedures across a a variety of specialties, with more precision, flexibility and control.

Types of surgery we offer

Robotic surgery, also called robot-assisted surgery, is an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery where surgeons use a computer-controlled system to assist in surgical procedures. Within our network of care, we are proud to have hospital locations that are designated as Centers of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS).

Many of our hospitals have also pioneered the use of this technology, with some being the first to perform a robotic peripheral lung biopsy in Northwest Houston. Additionally, we were the first in the North Cypress area to offer robotic partial knee resurfacing. In addition to these procedures, we offer robotic surgery in the following specialties:

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery, including gallbladder and appendix removal
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urological surgery

Gynecological surgery

We offer robotic gynecological surgery programs at all HCA Houston Healthcare locations. Our obstetric-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) have advanced training and experience using robotic systems to treat a wide range of gynecological conditions, such as cervical and uterine cancers, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine prolapse. Our women's care programs offer robot-assisted surgery to perform hysterectomy, myomectomy and salpingectomy.

Orthopedic surgery

We offer robotic orthopedic surgery programs at seven HCA Houston locations across Greater Houston, including at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. These programs help our surgeons achieve optimal outcomes when performing orthopedic surgeries, such as total and partial joint replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, as well as joint resurfacing surgery.

Spine surgery

With the latest systems in neurosurgical technology, we provide robot-assisted neuro-spine surgeries when you need it most. Our surgeons perform minimally invasive spinal surgery and other procedures to address particular neurological conditions in a safer, faster and more effective way.

Surgical oncology

Within our network, we offer robot-assisted surgical treatments to treat many types of cancers, including colorectal, esophageal, lung, pancreatic, prostate and thyroid.

As part of our services, we also offer robotic bronchoscopy or minimally invasive lung biopsy. The robot-assisted bronchoscopy helps improve the early detection of lung cancer by enhancing access to hard-to-reach areas of the lungs.

Weight loss surgery

Our nationally accredited Redefine Clinical Weight Loss Programs provide minimally invasive approaches to bariatric (weight loss) surgery. This includes robot-assisted approaches to gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures for eligible bariatric surgery candidates.

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