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Bariatrics

Memorial Hermann has a comprehensive Bariatric program with an emphasis on surgical treatment for weight loss (also known as Bariatric surgery), allowing most patients to lose 75 percent or more of their excess weight in just 12-18 months. Our program features include specialized equipment and accommodations, including weight-bearing OR tables, custom patient beds and wheel chairs and standing shower stalls.

For optimal results, the multidisciplinary program includes:

  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological assessment & treatment, if necessary
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Patient education
  • Nationally-renowned surgical teams
  • Exercise training
  • Emotional support
  • Monthly educational support groups

Burn Center

The John S. Dunn Sr. Burn Center is the only comprehensive burn treatment center in Houston. Patients from all over the world have received treatment at the Center, including those with serious chemical, thermal, and electrical burns. An entire continuum of care is provided from intensive to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Cancer

Our Cancer programs, accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer provide access to a combination of therapies, including medical, surgical, nutritional, physical, psychological, alternative and spiritual.

Diagnosis, treatment and support are coordinated by a multidisciplinary team of oncology physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psycho-oncology practitioners, nutritionists and rehabilitation staff. Areas of specialization include brain, breast, colon/colorectal, dermatology, gynecology, liver, lung, neurological, prostate, thoracic and urology as well as others.

Radiology plays a critical role in the diagnosis and staging of all types of cancer. The radiologists employ sophisticated, computerized imaging studies, sonographic modalities and interventional procedures as well as standard radiographic techniques like MRI, CT and PET. Standout therapies include SmartBeam IMRT, Prostate Seed Implant Radiation Therapy, Multileaf Collimator (MLC) and genetic testing.

Medical oncologists focus on diagnosis, establishing a plan of treatment and evaluating results throughout the treatment plan. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, stem cell therapy, hormonal therapy, antibody therapy or other investigational therapies. Surgical oncology is a main line of attack in the battle against some cancers.

Through an affiliation with The University of Texas Medical School, the program provides access to clinical trials and the latest innovative procedures.

Critical Care

Memorial Hermann is known for providing outstanding follow-up care for patients who have undergone major surgical procedures, including organ transplants, heart and lung surgery and neurosurgery. Critical care professionals work together in multidisciplinary teams that include physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians social workers and chaplains.

Specialized care is available in:

  • Medical intensive care
  • Surgical intensive care
  • Shock trauma care
  • Neuro and neuro trauma intensive care
  • Cardiac and cardiovascular care
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Transplant critical care
  • Stroke care
  • Chest pain center
  • Burn center

Transplant

Memorial Hermann has done more liver transplants than any other program in the Texas Medical Center. The program is also responsible for performing Houston's first liver transplant from a living donor and one of the nation's first emergency liver transplants from a living donor.

The Organ Transplant Center participated in groundbreaking studies involving the use of the life-saving immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporin andrapamycin and our success ratio put our program among the top 10 percent in the country.

Today we offer kidney, liver and pancreas transplants for adults and kidney and liver transplants for children. At each stage of care, from diagnosis through follow-up, transplant patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team of skilled specialists.