Philip L. Leggett, MD

October 27, 2016 by  
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Philip L. Leggett, MD
Laparoendoscopic Surgery

leggettDr. Philip Leggett is a native Houstonian and an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon. Dr. Leggett has pioneered the innovation and adoption of advanced laparoscopic technologies and techniques throughout his 32 years at Houston Northwest Medical Center, where he is Chairman of the Board and Director of the Laparoendoscopic Fellowship. He also holds positions as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Dr. Leggett is a leader in the field when it comes to treating acid reflux and immediately diagnosing Barrett’s Esophagus. He uses Cellvizio (endomicroscopy) which generates optical biopsies to aid in the instantaneous diagnosis of Barrett’s Esophagus. This technology enables him to detect more cancers and pre-cancerous conditions and perform immediate intervention.

Dr. Leggett also performs weight-loss surgery and places gastric balloons endoscopically for weight-loss. Access to the newest endoscopic and laparoscopic technology enables minimally invasive approaches for his patients. He recently performed the first surgeries in Texas using advanced percutaneous laparoscopic instrumentation by Teleflex allowing for increased versatility. Using Percuvance, he performs surgeries including sleeve gastrectomies, colon resections, and hernia repairs with reduced incision size, minimal scarring and shorter recovery times.

800 Peakwood, Ste. 8B
Houston, TX 77090

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