Stomach Surgery Specialist

Michael Morris, MD. FRCS.

General Surgeon Serving the communities of Houston, TX

If you have stomach ulcers, appendicitis, or other serious abdominal issues, you may need stomach surgery to get long-term relief. Surgical Associates in Humble, Texas, uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive stomach surgery techniques to help you recover smoothly. Surgeon Michael Morris, MD, FRCF, has extensive experience in laparoscopic and robotic surgery with the daVinci® surgery system. Book your appointment online or call Surgical Associates now.

Stomach Surgery Q & A

Which stomach and intestinal problems require surgery?

Many stomach and intestinal problems could require surgery if they grow serious. Some of the most common reasons for stomach and intestinal surgery are:

Bowel obstructions

Bowel obstructions prevent you from passing stool comfortably and regularly. Surgery typically removes the blockage, as well as any dead portions of the intestine. In the case of partial bowel obstructions, Dr. Morris may recommend a laparoscopic procedure called stenting to open the walls around the blockage.

Stomach ulcers

In many cases, medication helps with stomach ulcers, but it doesn’t work for everyone. If you have a more complicated stomach ulcer, for example, a perforated or bleeding stomach ulcer, or if your stomach ulcer causes an obstruction, you may need stomach surgery.

Appendicitis

For an inflamed and painful appendix, also known as appendicitis, you need immediate treatment. Dr. Morris typically performs laparoscopic appendectomy to remove your appendix.

Cancer

Stomach and intestinal cancers often require surgery. In some cases, Dr. Morris can remove early-stage cancerous polyps during a colonoscopy, but in many cancer surgeries, you need partial stomach or intestine removal.

Often, as with stomach ulcers, you may try other nonsurgical treatments before stomach or intestinal surgery. What is laparoscopic stomach surgery?

Laparoscopic stomach surgery involves tiny incisions, far smaller than the very long single incision typical in traditional open operation. Dr. Morris uses a miniature camera to view the surgical site from inside your body.

He watches a monitor at your bedside as he uses miniature instruments to perform the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery offers reliable results, excellent safety, and fast recovery.

What is robotic-assisted stomach surgery?

Robotic-assisted stomach surgery is like laparoscopic surgery but uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgery system as an aid. Dr. Morris controls robotic arms using the da Vinci console, and as with laparoscopic surgery, he views everything on the monitor.

The robotic arms never move on their own, so Dr. Morris is still performing the surgery. Just like laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery is safe, effective, and offers a quick recovery time.

To learn more about how stomach surgery can help you, call Surgical Associates or schedule a consultation online today.