Philip L. Leggett, MD
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Surgical Procedures

Dr. Leggett performs general surgical, laparoscopic, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures. He has performed over 8,500 advanced laparoscopic procedures, making him one of the most advanced physicians in his field.

Our goal is to perform all operations in a minimally invasive/Endoscopic fashion.

Operations of the neck
Diagnostic biopsy of suspicious lesions/masses
Drainage of infected tissue/ abscess
Lymph node removal for cancer control
Placement of Tracheostomy tubes

Minimally invasive surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery is a surgical process using a laparoscope and minor incisions. Through this surgical procedure ultimately the patient will benefit from:

  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Earlier return to work and activities
  • Potentially better cosmetic results

Thyroid and parathyroid glands
Removal of part or whole thyroid gland for
      -benign disease
      -cancer
Biopsy of suspicious thyroid lesions
Removal of benign and malignant parathyroid tumors
Diagnosis and biopsy for parathyroid gland dysfunction

Chest
Thoracoscopic and open chest procedures
Drainage of infected fluid collections
Diagnosis of pulmonary and pleural disease Biopsy of suspicious lung masses
Removal of cancer containing sections of lung
Operations for excessive sweating

Esophagus
Correction of hiatal hernia
Procedures for acid reflux disease
Removal of esophageal tumors- both benign and malignant
Achalasia, esophageal dysmotility, esophageal dilatation

Stomach
Diagnose and treatment of stomach tumors - both benign and malignant
Chronic ulcers, perforated ulcers Feeding tube placement
Acid reflux disease - ex. Nissen fundoplication

Weight Loss Procedures
Open and laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures
Lap band Gastric Sleeve "Vertical Gastrectomy
Revisions for failed gastric bypass/weight loss surgery

Small intestine
All small intestine surgical procedures
Intestinal tumors/ masses
Inflammatory disease- Cohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and other-operations for short bowel syndrome
Intestinal feeding tube placementp
Adhesions (scarring), bowel obstructions, volvulus (bowel twisting)

Colon
Colon cancer
Other colon masses, tumors, polyps
Inflammatory colon conditions
Colon obstructions
Diverticulits/ diverticulosis
Colonic bleeding

Rectum and anus
Rectal and anal cancer
Hemorrhoids/ fistulas/ fissures
Rectal Prolapse
Anal problems, incontinence

Hernias
Hiatal hernias
Correction of ventral (postoperative) hernias
Correction of groin (inguinal and femoral) hernias
Correction of lumbar (back ) hernias
Concurrent vasectomy

Liver
Liver biopsies for diagnosis of masses or disease
Liver tumor resection
Liver metastatic disease removal, radiofrequency ablation, freezing techniques
Treatment of liver abscesses/ infections

Gallbladder and biliary system
Removal of gallbladder for stones and other disease
Removal of obstructing gallstones
Correction of bile duct obstructions, narrowing, infection
Operations for gallbladder and bile duct cancer

Spleen
Drainage of splenic infections
Spleen removal for benign and malignant conditions

Pancreas
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic masses, suspicious lesions
Pancreatic duct problems
Acute and chronic pancreatitis

Kidney
Removal of kidney for tumors or other disease
Partial kidney resection for benign disease
Diagnostic biopsy of kidney cysts, masses, lesions

Skin and soft tissue
Removal of skin lesions, masses, tumors
Removal of soft tissue tumors, cysts, "bumps and lumps"
Drainage of abscesses, infected cysts

Vascular
Disease of the vascular system
Spider vein injection
Vein stripping
Treatment of chronic vein ulcers
Placement of central venous access lines and Portacath long term lines
Placement of temporary and permanent dialysis catheter

Endoscopy
Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy - lower scopes - for diagnosis and screening
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy- upper scopes