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Dr. Brad Snyder specializes in advanced laparoscopic general surgery with a focus on foregut surgery

Dr. Snyder Offers Advanced Laparoscopic and Endoscopic: 

Dr. Snyder's Expertise in Bariatric Surgery and GERD Treatment

Dr. Snyder brings specialized expertise to his patients in the treatment of obesity through gastrointestinal tract modification, reducing nutrient intake and absorption. When traditional approaches like diet and exercise have not yielded significant weight loss, bariatric surgery offers a path to a healthier body weight. Additionally, for those who have undergone bariatric surgery but haven't achieved their desired results, Dr. Snyder provides reoperation and revisional bariatric surgery solutions.

Effective GERD Treatment Options

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) treatment options vary based on its severity. Lifestyle changes and common medications are suitable for minor cases, while more severe instances may necessitate surgical intervention. Dr. Snyder employs advanced techniques and procedures, prioritizing patient safety and swift recovery. These treatments encompass incisionless fundoplication, known as the TIF procedure, and 360-degree fundoplication, referred to as Nissen fundoplication. These surgeries offer a medication-free and reflux-free life.

Pioneering Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

At the forefront of minimally invasive surgery is robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Snyder is a recognized expert in utilizing robotics for procedures related to acid reflux, hernias, obesity, and complex reoperations. Robotic surgery enhances precision, reduces recovery time, minimizes discomfort, and improves clinical outcomes. Dr. Snyder ranks among the top ten robotic surgeons nationally and is dedicated to training fellow surgeons in these advanced techniques.

Dr. Snyder teaches another young surgeon how to do surgery at the University of Texas Medical School where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery.

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

When you've made the decision to undergo bariatric surgery, there are essential steps to take before the operation to ensure you're fully prepared for the procedure. Read on to learn more about these crucial preparations. Read more…

Revisional Bariatric Surgery Expertise

In addition to primary bariatric surgeries, Dr. Snyder offers revisional procedures for individuals who have previously undergone bariatric surgery and are seeking to enhance their outcomes or address current issues. These intricate surgeries, often associated with higher complication rates, are performed with enhanced safety thanks to advanced robotic technology. Dr. Snyder's complication rates are impressively ten times lower than the national averages.

Your Experience in the Operating Room

Once you enter the operating room (OR), our dedicated staff will prioritize your comfort and security Read more…. You can expect a supportive and reassuring environment during this critical phase.

Constant Monitoring and Expert Care

Throughout your time in the OR, you'll remain connected to state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Highly trained recovery room nurses will be by your side continuously, ensuring your well-being. Read more…

Explore Bariatric Surgery Options

Discover more about the various bariatric surgery options by clicking on the links below or visiting our Bariatric Surgery page:

•Gastric Bypass Surgery

•Gastric Banding 

•Sleeve Gastrectomy

•Bilopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch 

•Bariatric Revision Surgery

Understanding Bariatric Procedures

Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of bariatric surgery? Procedures Explained.

Reflux surgery



Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which food refluxes (travels backwards) from the stomach to the esophagus (the swallowing pipe). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.  The symptoms can include belching, coughing, difficulty swallowing, nausea and vomiting, regurgitation, sore throat, hoarseness, and chest pain to name a few.  In severe cases, the reflux may lead to damage of the lower part of the esophagus know as Barrett's esophagus.

 

While not completely understood, it is believed that in most patients gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) muscle, a group of muscle fibers that exists at the lowest portion of the esophagus as it enters the stomach.  It is thought that because this sphincter does not close completely, food and acid may reflux back from the stomach to the esophagus. 

 

Treatment for GERD comes in many forms. For minor cases, lifestyle changes and common medications are often the best course of action. More serious issues may require surgical treatment. Dr. Snyder employs cutting edge techniques and procedures to ensure patient safety and a speedy recovery.  He proudly offers incisionless surgical options: TIF

 

Find out more about Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by attending one of our free seminars!  Click here.​

Robotic Gen. Surgery



Dr. Snyder is a board certified General Surgeon and performs a wide variety of general surgical procedures, including hernias, gallbladder removal, bowel obstruction, colon resections, gastric cancer surgery, and many more. 

 

Since the beginnings of robotic general surgery, MIST has been redesigning and creating operations for its use.  Today, we offer many kinds of unique robotic surgeries, including:

 

da Vinci Surgery for Gallbladder Disease

     Single-incision gallbladder removal

     Multi-port gallbladder removal

     Bile duct reconstruction

 

da Vinci Surgery for Obesity

     Complex reoperations and revisions

     Fixed and adjustable gastric band  removal

     Totally robotic small pouch gastric bypass

     Totally robotic sleeve gastrectomy

 

da Vinci Surgery for hernias

     Inguinal and sports hernias

     Ventral and incisional hernias

     Epigastric and umbilical hernias

     Paraesophageal hernias

 

da Vinci for reflux disease

     Nissen fundoplication     

     Reoperation for failed Nissen fundoplications

     Partial fundoplications

     

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