|Patients in the US:
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has one of the largest and most experienced groups of gastroenterologic and general surgeons in the United States. Our surgeons are recognized internationally for their performance of complex procedures with high levels of patient safety and satisfactory outcomes. We have expertise in several areas including hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, surgical management of breast disease, morbid obesity surgery, endocrine surgery, abdominal wall hernias, and surgical oncology, including melanoma and perform over 6,000 procedures each year. Our surgeons are also leaders in the use of minimally invasive surgery.
We take a collaborative team approach, which results in better outcomes and more accurate diagnosis. Our general surgeons work and collaborate with other specialists involved in the care of surgical patients - which results in more comprehensive care.
Patients at St. Luke's benefit from the da Vinci® Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform a range of colorectal procedures through small incisions. Compared to traditional surgery, these minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, techniques provide patients a number of potential benefits, including shorter hospital stays, less pain and scarring, less risk of infection, less blood loss, faster recovery, and a quicker return to normal activities.
Patients undergoing a range of general surgical procedures at St. Luke's also benefit from the latest high definition video system. The HD technology, combined with the latest cameras and imaging systems for endoscopy, enhances the capabilities of surgeons performing minimally invasive procedures. HD produces a high level of visual clarity on a widescreen monitor and allows a surgeon to more easily identify anatomical structures, making the surgical procedure safer and more efficient for the patient.
The patient's care will be provided by a highly qualified nursing staff. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was re-designated the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet status in 2009 due to our commitment to interdisciplinary practice, ongoing professional development, use of evidence-based practice in the delivery of nursing care and ongoing nursing research. We were the 37th hospital in the nation and first in Texas and the Southwest to receive the honor in 2001, and again in 2005. St. Luke's has joined the elite one percent of hospitals in the nation to achieve this status three times.
CONDITIONS WE CAN HELP WITH
- Retroperitoneal tumors
- Incisional hernia (open and laparoscopic)
- Inguinal hernia (open and laparoscopic)
- Femoral hernia
- Ventral hernia (open and laparoscopic)
- Thyroid: nodules, cysts, cancer, hyperthyroidism
- Adenoma (open and minimally invasive)
- Parathyroid: parathyroidectomy (standard and minimally invasive)
- Adrenalectomy (laparoscopic)
- Pheochromocytoma (open and minimally invasive)
- Benign tumors and cysts
- Surgical shunts for portal hypertension
- Primary and metastatic liver tumors
- Intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma
- Melanoma - primary tumor excision
- Sentinel node biopsy
- Node dissection
- Whipple procedure (minimally invasive pancreatoduodenectomy)
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Pancreatic and periampullary cancer
- Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy
- GI stromal tumors
- Fecal Transplant