General Surgery Specialist

Garth Davis, M.D.

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

General surgery is a specialized area that focuses on surgical procedures that affect the abdominal area, including the gastrointestinal organs. Garth Davis M.D. in Houston, Texas, performs general surgery for hernia repair, gallbladder removal, small intestine procedures, and achalasia. He uses minimally invasive tools and techniques when possible to get you the best outcomes. Schedule your general surgery consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

General Surgery Q & A 

What is general surgery?

General surgery requires advanced knowledge of human anatomy and surgical skills. General surgeons have the ability to diagnose health problems and provide comprehensive surgical care before, during, and after procedures to treat those problems.

Dr. Davis is a skilled and experienced general surgeon who uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive tools and techniques so his patients get the best outcomes.

What procedures are considered general surgery?

Dr. Davis specializes in general surgical procedures that involve the gastrointestinal system. These procedures include:

Hernia repair

A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part pushes through the wall of muscle or tissue meant to contain it. There are many types of hernias, and most occur in the abdominal area.

Hernias won’t improve on their own and require surgical intervention to repair the weakened muscle or tissue. Dr. Davis performs general surgery for hernia repair, customizing each patient’s surgical plan to match their needs. 

Hiatal hernia repair

A hiatal hernia is when a portion of your stomach pushes into your chest cavity through the muscle that separates your abdomen and chest. This type of hernia may cause acid reflux. 

If you have a large hiatal hernia or acid reflux that fails to improve with medical treatments, Dr. Davis may recommend surgery to repair it.

Gallbladder removal

If you have gallstones that cause ongoing abdominal pain or inflammation of your gallbladder, you may need gallbladder surgery to remove the organ. Dr. Davis uses advanced surgical techniques when performing gallbladder removal, also known as cholecystectomy. 

Surgery of the small intestine

The small intestine is the longest portion of your gastrointestinal tract and is responsible for digesting and absorbing all the nutrients from the food you eat. If you have a blockage, ulcer, or cancer in your small intestine, you may need surgery.

Achalasia surgery

Achalasia is a disorder that makes it hard for food and drinks to pass through the esophagus into the stomach. Though uncommon, minimally invasive therapy and surgery are the primary treatments for achalasia. 

Am I a candidate for general surgery?

Dr. Davis takes an evidence-based, comprehensive, and compassionate approach to care. He conducts a thorough exam when you come to his office for a surgery consultation. 

Dr. Davis may consider you a candidate for general surgery if medical treatments fail to ease your symptoms and surgery is your best option. 

Call the office of Garth Davis M.D. or book an appointment online to schedule your general surgery consultation today.