Our Innovative Research, Technology And Treatments Impact Patients’ Lives Today — And For Years To Come.

At Houston Methodist, we’re committed to connecting patients from all over the world with advanced, personalized care. Our dedicated team of doctors and researchers collaborate in all areas, from reimagining decades-old medical techniques to inventing new options for patients who previously had none.

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation

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By developing a device that stimulates cells around damaged areas of the brain, our researchers are working toward restoring a patient’s motor skills — with the goal of eliminating the devastating effects of stroke.

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Houston Methodist researchers are studying how brain stimulation reverses damage caused by stroke.
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Human Performance

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By working with professional athletes and performing artists every day, Houston Methodist orthopedists and sports medicine doctors can better understand the human body and its limits, and develop therapies for the most common injuries. Learn more about our orthopedics and sports medicine services.

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Studying professionals at their peak allows orthopedists to advance treatment for everyone.
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Immunotherapy

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Our oncologists are spearheading Houston Methodist’s groundbreaking work in immunotherapy, a chemotherapy alternative that could unlock less toxic methods to fight cancer. Learn more about how Houston Methodist Cancer Center treats common cancers in uncommon ways.

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Newly developed therapies help condition the immune system to attack cancer on its own.
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Autotransplantation

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Houston Methodist's Michael J. Reardon, MD, continues to pioneer advanced techniques for treating the diseased heart, including autotransplantation — removing the heart to access a malignant tumor, then returning it to the body, cancer-free.


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Doctors use 3-D models to plan this complex procedure before the patient ever undergoes surgery.
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Minimally Invasive Heart and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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Using tiny instruments less than half the size of conventional ones, our minimally invasive heart surgeons and gastrointestinal surgeons help patients heal faster and with fewer surgical complications — while barely leaving a scar. Learn how Houston Methodist continues to push what’s possible with laparoscopic surgery.

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Houston Methodist experts use minimally invasive techniques to help the body heal faster and with fewer complications from digestive and heart surgeries.
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Minimally Invasive Surgery

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At Houston Methodist, we are redefining what’s possible in brain surgery. Our neurosurgeons remove pituitary tumors without ever making an incision, and our experts operate on hard-to-reach brain tumors through a passage smaller than a dime. See the neurosurgeons who remove these pituitary tumors, as well as the experts who navigate deep into the brain.

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Neurosurgeons use advanced imaging and brain-mapping technology to navigate deep areas of the brain without damaging healthy tissue, dramatically reducing patient recovery time.
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Mitochondrial Smart Bombs

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At Houston Methodist, we are developing a drug that targets and destroys malignant brain tumors while leaving healthy tissue intact. This revolutionary treatment will give patients a more effective, less invasive option for overcoming this deadly condition, where currently few exist.

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy & Breast Reconstruction

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During a sophisticated mastectomy procedure, our surgeons remove cancer while sparing the patient’s nipple. Then we reconstruct the breast using the patient’s own tissue. This innovative microsurgery, pioneered at Houston Methodist, allows for more natural-looking results and improves nerve sensation in the skin.

Alzheimer’s Disease

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By studying the effects of certain proteins on the brain 10 to 20 years before symptoms appear, we are one step closer to slowing down and one day preventing Alzheimer’s-related memory loss.

Skull and Scalp Transplant

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Houston Methodist transplant, plastic and neurosurgeons A. Osama Gaber, MD, Richard Knight, MDMichael Klebuc MD and Todd Trask, MD, recently made medical history by performing the world’s first skull and scalp transplant together with a kidney-pancreas transplant — all in a single operation that saved the patient’s life.

Ocular Oncology

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Using customized ocular discs, ocular oncologist Amy Schefler, MD, can treat the most severe form of eye cancer. As one of only a few hospitals performing this advanced procedure, we successfully target and destroy eye tumors while preserving a patient’s vision — with virtually no chance of recurrence.