Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Garth Davis, M.D.

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

During minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use special surgical tools and advanced surgical techniques to perform procedures through small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery means less body damage and a faster recovery. Skilled and experienced surgeon Garth Davis M.D. in Houston, Texas, performs most procedures using minimally invasive surgery. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

 Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is an advanced surgical technique that allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through smaller incisions. 

For minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Davis uses endoscopic devices, which are thin, flexible tubes with miniature cameras that allow him to see your internal organs without the need for a large open incision. 

Dr. Davis may inflate your abdominal area with carbon dioxide gas to improve visibility. He then makes additional small incisions to insert the surgical tools he needs to perform the necessary procedure. 

What surgical procedures use minimally invasive techniques?

Dr. Davis is an experienced and skilled surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery. He uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive tools and techniques to perform many procedures, including:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve
  • Lap-Band® revision surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Gallbladder removal 
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Surgery on the small intestine
  • Acid reflux surgery

Surgeons may use minimally invasive surgery to perform almost any procedure, and it’s a common technique when performing procedures in the abdominal area.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Davis uses minimally invasive surgery because of the many benefits it offers you. All surgeries carry some amount of risk, but minimally invasive surgery tends to be less risky than traditional open procedures. 

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Reduced post-surgical pain
  • Faster recovery

With some of the more advanced minimally invasive tools, Dr. Davis performs complex procedures with greater precision and flexibility. 

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive surgery?

Schedule a consultation at the office of Garth Davis M.D. to see if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. If you have a health problem that requires surgery, Dr. Davis conducts a comprehensive evaluation to customize your surgical plan.

Though Dr. Davis uses minimally invasive surgery whenever possible, he uses the surgical tools and techniques that provide you with the best possible outcomes. In some cases, that might mean a traditional open procedure.

Schedule your minimally invasive surgery consultation by calling the office of Garth Davis M.D. or booking an appointment online today.