Texas Laparoendoscopic Surgery is a general surgery practice based in the Austin, Texas area where minimally invasive techniques are emphasized using laparoscopy & endoscopy.
Top 3 things that make us different
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (“LC”) decreases postoperative pain, decreases need for postoperative analgesia, shortens hospital stay from 1 week to less than 24 hours, and returns the patient to full activity within 1 week compared to 1 month after open cholecystectomy (OC). [1, 2] LC also provides improved cosmesis and improved patient satisfaction as compared to OC. [Medscape].
1. Calland JF, Tanaka K, Foley E, Bovbjerg VE, Markey DW, Blome S, et al. Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy: patient outcomes after implementation of a clinical pathway. Ann Surg. May 2001;233(5):704-15. [Medline].
2. Shea JA, Berlin JA, Bachwich DR, Staroscik RN, Malet PF, McGuckin M. Indications for and outcomes of cholecystectomy: a comparison of the pre and postlaparoscopic eras. Ann Surg. Mar 1998;227(3):343-50. [Medline].
Hernias may bring discomfort and pain. We fix various types of hernias and use cutting-edge laparoscopic methods.
Get rid of that nagging pain after eating. Get back to work faster with a laparoscopic removal of your gallbladder through tiny incisions that can be smaller than an inch.
Most surgeons will open your abdomen for these surgeries. That doesn’t have to happen. Your incisions can be as small as 1/2 an inch…with much faster recover.
Get a second opinion before making a big move. You can avoid removing your whole breast with lumpectomy or do a traditional mastectomy, depending on the cancer.
Why can’t emergency surgeries be pretty? We use advanced laparoscopic techniques, even in severe cases.
Removing part of your intestine can be worrisome and confusing. Learn about your best options. We address a variety of intestinal surgeries for cancer & benign diseases.
One of the most painful operations people experience. We don’t jump straight to the cutting. Learn about less invasive options before going through surgery.
Very common in the US due to high fat, low fiber diet. Avoid a catastrophic emergency surgery for a ruptured colon. Take control of your health before requiring an operation.
What does traditional surgery look like versus “lap surgery?”
The difference is big. Laparoscopic surgery is facilitated by small incisions rather than the traditional large incisions and scars of open surgery.
Is the procedure safe?
Experienced surgeons perform these procedures safely everyday. Lap surgery represents the new age of surgery and has already become the standard in areas such as gallbladder and appendix operations.
S. Sameer Mohiuddin, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. is Board Certified in General Surgery and is fellowship-trained in Advance Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He completed medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences followed by a General Surgery residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth – University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. His fellowship was completed at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Morris Franklin. He is also trained in daVinci robotic surgery.
Prior to private practice Dr. Mohiuddin served as faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center and the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He currently serves as the Chief of Surgery at Seton Medical Center Hays.