“With complete confidence, I would allow Dr. Ngo to operate on myself or any member of my family.” —Mitch
A native of Houston and 1994 graduate of Rice University, Dr. Ngo has been in private practice General Surgery in Greater Houston since 2003 and with Southwest Surgical Associates since 2010. Dr. Ngo is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His mission and duty is to provide his patients caring, compassionate, and state-of-the-art surgical care. Specializing in minimally invasive hernia and gallbladder surgery, Dr. Ngo has become a recognized expert in laparoscopic inguinal/umbilical/ventral hernia repairs and laparoscopic gallbladder removals. He served as a consultant at Medtronic’s 2015 Instrumentation Technology Summit and was recently invited to serve as a panelist at the Americas Hernia Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Dr. Ngo is also fluent in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Dr. Ngo specializes in minimally invasive hernia surgery. Using state-of-the-art surgical instruments including a surgical camera (laparoscope), Dr. Ngo is able to typically repair a hernia or multiple hernias in a patient using safe and proven hernia mesh through several small incisions. The procedures typically last less than an hour and the vast majority of patients are able to go home the same day. Other benefits of minimally invasive hernia surgery compared to conventional open hernia surgery include:
- Less pain
- No restriction of post-surgical activities
- Shorter recovery periods
- Patients with bilateral inguinal hernias can have both sides repaired through the same incisions used for a single-sided repair
- Lower infection rates with laparoscopic umbilical/ventral/incisional hernia repairs