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General Surgery Specialist

Turnquest Surgical Solutions

Bariatric & General Surgery located in Houston, TX

At Turnquest Surgical Solutions, any of your general surgery needs will be addressed by expert surgeons Dexter Turnquest, MD, or Victoria C. Chang, MD. Both specialize in weight-loss surgery and are also skilled at treating a number of common conditions, including cancer and gynecological issues such as fibroids. With two offices in Houston, Texas, men and women can get the best surgical care possible by calling the practice or by scheduling a consultation online

General Surgery Q & A

What is involved in general surgery?

General surgery is a term that encompasses a wide range of common ailments. As general surgeons, Dr. Turnquest is trained to operate on the esophagus and related organs, the endocrine system, abdominal organs, breasts, skin, and soft tissue. 

Amputations, skin cancer surgery, and biopsies are also performed. At Turnquest Surgical Solutions, you can undergo general surgery for heart disease, uterine tumors and fibroids, prostate and other cancers, and obesity. 

Other common conditions that require surgical intervention are also addressed.

What types of surgery are offered?

At Turnquest Surgical Solutions, your condition, health, and surgical goals all determine which surgical approach is best. 

Sometimes you may be best served by conventional open surgery, which involves a relatively large incision through which the doctor performs the necessary procedure.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which the doctors insert a small, thin tube into a tiny incision. 

This tube is equipped with a powerful light and high-vision camera to give a better view of the organs. Small instruments are inserted through other tiny incisions to complete the procedure.

Robotic surgery is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive option that combines laparoscopy with robotically controlled mini instruments that have far greater dexterity than the human hand. 

Your doctor is in complete control of the procedure during the entire operation and performs it all from the operating room.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic or robotic surgery?

As compared to regular open surgery, laparoscopic and robotic options provide a magnified view of the surgical site and optimal viewing of the delicate organs and tissues. 

The doctors have precise maneuvering in the operating field. You, as a patient, experience minimal scarring, faster recovery, and less risk of complications.

Many types of surgery, including weight-loss, gallbladder, gynecological, cancer, and heart surgeries can be performed using these minimally invasive techniques. 

The doctors review your particular case to determine the general surgery option that’s best for you. If you have a condition that calls for surgery, trust the experts at Turnquest Surgical Solutions. 

Schedule a consultation using the online tool or call one of the offices to learn more about your options. 

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