About the University of Texas Specialty Surgery Center and the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas

Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) is a team of innovative surgeons dedicated to providing patients with state of the art surgical therapies using the least invasive, most advanced and safest techniques. As leaders in the field of minimally invasive surgery, our surgeons have completed more than 5,000 procedures to date. MIST provides general surgery services including advanced laparoscopy, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology at premier hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, Sugar Land and Katy and is part of UT Physicians’ network of more than 900 doctors certified in 80 medical specialties. MIST surgeons are faculty members of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. MIST is a highly regarded Houston Texas cancer center. Whether you are wanting more information about treatments, or scheduling your first appointment, the MIST staff wants to help you in the best way possible.

Erik Wilson, M.D. leads The University of Texas Center for Bariatric Surgery and the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas. Dr. Wilson is the Director of the Division of Minimally Invasive and Elective General Surgery and Professor in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at and Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center Hospital.  He is board certified in general surgery and specialty trained in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.  Dr. Wilson is an experienced bariatric surgeon having performed hundreds of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries.

Robotically-Assisted Surgery

At the frontier of minimally invasive surgery is robotically-assisted surgery. Whether treating acid reflux, hernias, colorectal symptoms, cancer, or obesity, each of our talented surgeons has achieved expert-level skills in the use of robotics to perform surgeries more accurately and with decreased recovery time, less pain and improved clinical outcomes. Robotically-Assisted Surgery

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Representing the best in their fields, UT bariatric surgeons bring special expertise to their patients to treat obesity by modification of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce nutrient intake and/or absorption. For individuals who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet modifications and exercise programs alone, bariatric surgery may help to attain a more healthy body weight. Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Surgery for Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which food refluxes (travels backwards) from the stomach to the esophagus (the swallowing pipe). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.  The symptoms can include belching, coughing, difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, regurgitation, sore throat, hoarseness, and chest pain to name a few.  In severe cases, the reflux may lead to damage of the lower part of the esophagus. Surgery for Acid Reflux

Surgical Oncology

The section of surgical oncology is committed to providing individualized, multidisciplinary treatment for a wide array of solid tumors.  We are well-trained in all aspects of surgical oncology and offer cutting-edge minimally invasive approaches for a variety of complex malignancies.  By utilizing the least invasive technique that will allow complete tumor removal, our patients may experience less post-operative pain, shorter recovery times and improved functional outcomes. Surgical Oncology

Colorectal Surgery

In some cases, a patient may need a surgeon for problems related to their small bowel, colon or rectum. From a problem as common as hemorrhoids to the surgical management of cancer, our surgical team provides comprehensive, personalized solutions using state-of-the-art surgical techniques that minimize the impact of treatment on the patient and result in the shortest recovery time possible.   Colorectal Surgery

Hernia Surgery

UT Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (UT MIST) has some of the most experienced and talented hernia surgeons in the world.   Specially trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques, UT MIST surgeons provide pioneering techniques and medical technology that can ensure less pain, faster recovery times and fewer post-operative issues than traditional hernia surgery techniques.   We invite you to learn more about hernias and the very latest in hernia medical care. Hernia Surgery

Breast Cancer Surgery

Breast cancer is a cancer that begins in the breast tissue. It is the most common cancer in women excluding skin cancer.  Breast cancer survival has been increasing in recent years thanks to improvements in screening, detection and treatment from our cancer centers in Houston TX. Breast Cancer Surgery

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