Laparoscopic Surgery

Our Approach to Treatment

Houston Methodist surgeons have undergone extensive specialized training in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures to become experts in the field and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Benefits of these less invasive laparoscopic procedures, which involve small incisions and surgical tools less than half the size of conventional ones, include:

  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Faster recovery and shorter hospital stays
  • Fewer complication risks — the skin is the body’s infection barrier. The bigger the incision, the increased likelihood for infection
  • Little or no scarring


Using tiny instruments less than half the size of conventional ones, our heart 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 minimally invasive surgery.
Early laparoscopic successes achieved more than 20 years ago inspired our surgeons to commit to becoming — and remaining — specialists in such procedures. Houston Methodist patients benefit immensely from our talented and experienced surgeons. We are committed to performing procedures in the least invasive fashion, while achieving success and exceeding efficiency and safety goals.

Laparoscopic surgery is among the most commonly used minimally invasive surgeries.


Surgeons insert special tools and miniature cameras in small incisions. They then manipulate those instruments as they watch a magnified view of the surgical field on a monitor.