Dr. Philip Leggett, MD

Dr. Philip Leggett, MD

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65 y/o
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Dr. Philip Leggett, MD is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

Philip L Leggett MD

800 Peakwood Dr Ste 8B

Houston, TX 77090
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Leggett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leggett "Dr. Leggett is a native Houstonian and an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon. Dr. Leggett has pioneered the innovation and adoption of advanced laparoscopic technologies and techniques throughout his 30 years in surgery and is the author of many publications in the field. He is a leader when it comes to treating acid reflux and diagnosing Barrett's esophagus.Dr. Leggett completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and general surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans after obtaining his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a board-certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Texas in Houston and at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Leggett is the Program Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at Houston Northwest Medical Center, where he is also Chairman of the Board."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Leggett "Dr. Leggett is a native Houstonian and an internationally recognized minimally invasive surgeon. Dr. Leggett has pioneered the innovation and adoption of advanced laparoscopic technologies and techniques throughout his 30 years in surgery and is the author of many publications in the field. He is a leader when it comes to treating acid reflux and diagnosing Barrett's esophagus."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leggett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leggett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leggett

3.8

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25%
(9)

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Dr. Leggett was very thorough, professional, and kind. He explained every procedure he needed to do and made us feel comfortable. His staff was courteous. We were offered warm blankets several times while waiting. I would recommend Dr. Leggett to anyone.
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Allen Mosley in Minden, LA – Aug 15, 2017
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Very professional and caring. Thoroughly explains diagnosis and options, which makes me comfortable going into surgery. Technically skilled, meaning procedures go quickly, less time under anesthesia. Follows up and monitors post-procedure. Seeing a surgeon can never be called a great...Read More
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Joe Akeroyd in Minden La – Aug 13, 2017
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I have been cared for by Dr. Leggett and his staff for over ten years. He and his staff have treated me like one of the family.
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Roy M in Houston, TX – Aug 11, 2017
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I had surgery 1 year ago getting my gallbladder removed and a hernia fixed. I have had nothing but problems since. I have lost over 65 pounds due to being nauseated all the time and I now have been diagnosed with gastric paresis due to something that went wrong during surgery. Save your time and...Read More
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Houston, TX – Jul 29, 2017
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Leggett nearly killed me with lap-band surgery Aug 10, 2005. I have had severe complications since that time. He stuck the Trochar through my iliac artery, placing me in ICU! My physician now calls me "The Leggett Nightmare." DO NOT let this man perform surgery on you!!
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Feb 05, 2017
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