Treatments & Procedures

Our physicians and specialists at Houston Northwest Medical Center are dedicated to providing individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you on the road to recovery.


BARXX is an endoscopic procedure used to treat esophageal conditions resulting from chronic heartburn or reflux disease. An ablation catheter is used to remove abnormal cells created by the reflux.

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

EMR is a surgical procedure used to resect, or cut out, abnormal or cancerous cells from the lining of the digestive tract. To remove the lesions, a small tube is passed down the throat and another tube is inserted in the anus.

EsophyXTM TIF® (Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication)

This procedure is aimed at correcting the root cause of esophageal reflux. During the incision-less procedure, an endoscope is inserted through the patient's mouth and is used to reconstruct the gastroesophageal valve.

InterStim® Therapy

This therapy is used to treat severe bladder control problems and is typically a last resort when other medical treatments have failed. The InterStim® system electrically stimulates the sacral nerves located near the tailbone control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function.

Laparoscopic Surgery

During laparoscopic surgery, a small, lighted tube is inserted through an incision in the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroid tumors and infections or to remove tissue that can be biopsied during the procedure.

Robot-assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery and computer-assisted surgery are procedures that use robotic systems to aid surgeons when performing operations. Robotic surgery often means a shorter recovery time and smaller incisions.

Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy

This treatment method for hemorrhoids involves the surgical removal of abnormally large hemorrhoids and repositions the remaining tissue back to its normal anatomical position.

Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR)

STARR is a surgical procedure that is performed through the anus, with no external incisions or visible scars. This procedure is used to remove excess tissue from the rectum.