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General Gastrointestinal Surgery
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Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report
UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is dedicated to providing superior care to patients who have conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Our GI surgeons are experts in the latest surgical techniques to help patients achieve their best health.
Latest Advances in General Gastrointestinal Surgery
Our experienced surgeons perform GI surgery to treat benign (noncancerous) conditions that affect the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, and bile ducts.
The surgeons at UT Southwestern work as a team to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with disorders affecting the GI tract. Our collaborative approach provides accurate diagnoses and timely surgical intervention when needed. In addition to traditional surgical procedures, our physicians are skilled at the most advanced minimally invasive techniques used today.
Our Minimally Invasive Surgery Program is widely recognized for its state-of-the-art facilities and program offerings. Our research facilities help promote the development of new technologies in minimally invasive surgery. We also train surgeons and medical students in minimally invasive procedures.
Conditions We Treat with General Gastrointestinal Surgery
Our surgeons treat conditions such as:
- Benign tumors and other conditions affecting the stomach, duodenum (first part of the small intestine), pancreas, and bile ducts
- Bowel (intestine) obstructions and other bowel conditions
- Gallbladder disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Pancreatic diseases such as pseudocyst and pancreatitis
Options for General Gastrointestinal Surgery
Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgery whenever possible for GI conditions, depending on each patient’s specific case. At UT Southwestern, we offer several types of minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as:
- Endoscopic surgery: Endoscopy uses an endoscope inserted through the mouth, nose, or other natural body opening to access the area for treatment. The surgeon inserts small instruments through the scope to perform surgery.
- Laparoscopic surgery: Laparoscopy uses a laparoscope (thin, flexible tube with a lighted camera) inserted through a small incision to perform surgery. The surgeon inserts small instruments through other small incisions to access the treatment area
- Robotic surgery: Using a computerized system, the surgeon controls mechanical arms that hold a camera and surgical instruments to perform laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon uses a console that provides a high-definition, magnified 3D view of the surgical site. The robotic arms have a greater range of motion than human hands and wrists, providing greater flexibility for complex, delicate procedures.
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Gastrointestinal Surgeryat UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at Moncrief Cancer Institute 400 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-288-9700 Directions to Gastrointestinal Surgery Parking Info for Gastrointestinal Surgery
Outpatient Building1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75390 214-645-8300 Directions to Outpatient Building Parking Info for Outpatient Building
Pancreatic Cancer Clinicat Cancer Care Outpatient Building 6202 Harry Hines Blvd., 9th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75235 (214) 645-4673 Directions to Pancreatic Cancer Clinic Parking Info for Pancreatic Cancer Clinic
Pediatric General Surgeryat UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano 7609 Preston Road, 3rd Floor
Plano, Texas 75024 469-497-2501 Directions to Pediatric General Surgery Parking Info for Pediatric General Surgery