General Surgery Specialist

General & Minimally Invasive Surgery

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Tomball, TX

General surgery includes a variety of procedures, from emergency appendectomies to routine hernia repairs. Harvinderpal Singh, MD, FACS, and Viet Phuong, MD, FACS, of General & Minimally Invasive Surgery in Tomball, Texas, provide a broad spectrum of general surgery procedures using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques and robotic surgery. Find out how you can benefit from these experienced surgeons’ extensive expertise by calling the General & Minimally Invasive Surgery office or booking an appointment online today.

General Surgery Q & A

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What is general surgery?

General surgery is a potential treatment for internal disorders that aren’t responding to medical therapies. You might also require general surgery for illnesses that are only treatable using this kind of intervention, such as emergency surgery for conditions like appendicitis. General surgeons may operate on the following:

  • Digestive system
  • Abdominal organs
  • Breasts
  • Skin
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Soft tissues 
  • Endocrine system

General surgeons also perform surgery for cancer patients.

Elective surgical procedures take place after an initial consultation with your provider at General & Minimally Invasive Surgery. If scheduled surgery isn’t an option because you have to go to the hospital emergency room, you can request your own doctor. 

The General & Minimally Invasive Surgery surgeons perform numerous emergency surgeries every day in the Tomball and Cypress area and are available upon request.

What procedures does general surgery cover?

The experienced surgeons at General & Minimally Invasive Surgery perform a comprehensive range of procedures, including:

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Thyroidectomy (thyroid gland removal)
  • Mastectomy (breast removal)
  • Cyst excisions
  • Colon resections
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Catheter placements and colostomies
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Hiatal hernia repairs

They also do abdominal hernia repairs, including inguinal, umbilical, ventral, and incisional hernias.

How is general surgery carried out?

There are three ways of doing general surgery:

Open surgery

Open surgery is the traditional method, where you have a large incision that exposes the area needing treatment. It requires a general anesthetic and causes significant tissue damage that can be painful and requires a lengthy recovery time.

Laparoscopic surgery

A laparoscope is a flexible tool with a light and a camera at its tip. Your surgeon makes a small incision and passes the laparoscope into your body. It sends back a video of the surgery site that your surgeon uses to guide other endoscopic instruments. The advantages of this method include less tissue damage and pain and a faster recovery.

Robotic-assisted surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery also uses laparoscopic techniques, aided by a robotic arm that your surgeon guides using a computer console. This form of surgery is the most precise and is becoming increasingly common.

General & Minimally Invasive Surgery uses laparoscopic and robotic-assisted methods wherever they can. However, some surgeries still require an open approach. 

To find out more about the general surgery services available at General & Minimally Invasive Surgery, call their office to schedule a consultation or book one online today.