Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Adds New Technology to Surgical Suites

Dr. Ali Mahmood.

Dr. Ali Mahmood.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is investing in new technology to offer patients more minimally invasive surgical options. The new 1588 Advanced Imaging Modality (AIM) Platform by Stryker is a surgical video system that provides a range of video enhancing technologies, including near-infrared imaging that increases the surgeon’s ability to see and safeguard critical anatomy during procedures.

“The technology supporting minimally invasive surgery continues to improve,” said Ali Mahmood, MD, colorectal surgeon with Houston Methodist Surgical Associates. “This new technology provides a bright, clear image and allows the surgeon to control variables such as a color saturation to meet their individual preferences. The scopes also allow the surgeon to assess blood flow to the tissue. The end result is improved performance and enhanced patient safety throughout the procedure.”

Houston Methodist Sugar Land is the first hospital in Fort Bend County to offer this new technology, which can be used in seven surgical specialties: colorectal, orthopedics, urology, gynecology, ear, nose and throat, gastrointestinal and general surgery.

“We are committed to identifying and investing in new technologies that enable our physicians to provide safer and more effective treatments,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “We’re excited to be the first in Fort Bend to provide advanced care to our patients through this state-of-the-art technology.”

Learn more at houstonmethodist.org/sugarland. For an appointment with Dr. Ali Mahmood, visit houstonmethodist.org/spg or call 281-242-3300.