What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive surgery approach.
(That means smaller scars and faster healing than traditional surgery.)

Texas Laparoendoscopic Surgery is a general surgery practice based in the Austin, Texas area where minimally invasive techniques are emphasized using laparoscopy & endoscopy.

Top 3 things that make us different

  •  We do advanced surgery that minimizes scarring
  •  We utilize all options before jumping into surgery
  •  We care about getting you back to your routine ASAP

Benefits of Lap Surgery vs. Traditional Surgery

What procedures do we do?
Note: Options and outcomes may vary

Superior results to traditional surgery

Comparison example with gallbladder surgery (Source)


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (“LC”) decreases postoperative pain, decreases need for postoperative analgesia, shortens hospital stay from 1 week to less than 24 hours, and returns the patient to full activity within 1 week compared to 1 month after open cholecystectomy (OC). [1, 2] LC also provides improved cosmesis and improved patient satisfaction as compared to OC. [Medscape].


1. Calland JF, Tanaka K, Foley E, Bovbjerg VE, Markey DW, Blome S, et al. Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy: patient outcomes after implementation of a clinical pathway. Ann Surg. May 2001;233(5):704-15. [Medline].

2. Shea JA, Berlin JA, Bachwich DR, Staroscik RN, Malet PF, McGuckin M. Indications for and outcomes of cholecystectomy: a comparison of the pre and postlaparoscopic eras. Ann Surg. Mar 1998;227(3):343-50. [Medline].

Top Surgical Procedures We Do



Colon Cancer

Breast Cancer





Frequently Asked Questions

What does traditional surgery look like versus “lap surgery?”
The difference is big. Laparoscopic surgery is facilitated by small incisions rather than the traditional large incisions and scars of open surgery.

Did you know? You have a choice when it comes to surgery. Ask your doctor about lap surgery. Avoid huge scars for life.

Is the procedure safe?
Experienced surgeons perform these procedures safely everyday. Lap surgery represents the new age of surgery and has already become the standard in areas such as gallbladder and appendix operations.

About Dr. Mohiuddin

S. Sameer Mohiuddin, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. is Board Certified in General Surgery and is fellowship-trained in Advance Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He completed medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences followed by a General Surgery residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth – University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. His fellowship was completed at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas under the tutelage of Dr. Morris Franklin. He is also trained in daVinci robotic surgery.

Prior to private practice Dr. Mohiuddin served as faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center and the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He currently serves as the Chief of Surgery at Seton Medical Center Hays.

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Feedback from our patients

Dr. Mohiuddin is Awesome! We were greatly blessed to have him on duty when my husband came in with acute pain to ER. Dr. Mohiuddin fit him in a full schedule and we feel he saved my husband’s life! Thank you Doc!
Robbin (Verified Patient)
Dr Mo is quite possibly the best physician I’ve ever consulted. If I ever have surgery again, he will be my go-to guy. Amazingly caring and compassionate, and he answered every one of my questions. HIGHLY recommend!
Anonymous (Verified Patient)
Dr. Mohiuddin demonstrates care and concern for his patients. He communicates with me very well, is open to hearing my concerns, and explains the procedure and expectations of the procedure in an excellent manner. I highly recommend Dr. Mohiuddin.
David (Verified Patient)
Doctor Mohiuddin is an excellent physician. He previously did my hernia surgery with a good result and took care of my current issue on yesterday’s visit. He answered all of my questions and concerns.
Anonymous (Verified Patient)
Doctor Mohiuddin was extremely professional and I always felt confident that he was placing my health as his #1 priority. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing surgery.
Walter (Verified Patient)
Dr. Mohiuddin took care of me when I had to have an appendectomy. His bedside manner was pleasant and he addressed all my concerns. He told me what to expect and gave clear post-op instructions in layman terms. Thank you, Dr Mohiuddin.
Anonymous (Verified Patient)
Outstanding surgeon, confident, very knowledgeable, concerned, and puts patient’s health first.
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