Previty – Clinic for Surgical Care


Surgery can be a difficult time. Choosing a surgeon shouldn’t be.

The surgeons who practice at Previty – Clinic for Surgical Care are highly trained and board certified in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery.  They each value focusing attention on healing, prevention and wellness. Previty Clinic offers a wide variety of surgical procedures for cancer, breast, colorectal, weight loss, vein, hernia and endocrine diseases.  Our surgeons are highly trained in general surgery and use minimally invasive techniques, with many of them holding fellowship training in their surgical specialties.

“The Previty Network of Surgeons is leading the way in technologically advanced, personalized care.  By looking at the whole person, we treat the disease, but also create a path toward prevention and a better quality of life,” says Dr. Garrett K. Peel, President and CEO of Previty Clinic. “Our surgeons are world-class surgeons who value the needs of the patient first and foremost.”

Did you know our surgeons can remove the colon through a one-inch, single incision for patients who have colon cancer?  This is beneficial to you, the patient, as it reduces recovery time and allows you to focus on healing.

Are you struggling with weight loss and need a tool? Our bariatric surgeons can insert a temporary intragastric balloon that helps patients lose weight over 6 months, or for other patients who want a more permanent tool, they can perform a life-saving gastric sleeve through small incisions, or reverse a previous lap-band surgery that has proven to be ineffective.

For some patients, hemorrhoids, GERD and heartburn interfere with their daily lives. Our surgeons can help eliminate the pain by performing an outpatient, incision-less surgery for all of these conditions, resulting in faster relief and the ability to resume normal life more quickly.

Bad leg veins can limit daily activity and cause much pain. Our vein surgeon can perform an in-office procedure using radio frequency waves to close the bad veins and get blood flowing to your good veins. The goal is to get you back on your feet with relief and the ability to live your life without the discomfort.
Previty’s surgeons are also available for your general surgery needs, from hernias to gallbladders. Our minimally-invasive techniques can help get you back to life quickly.

Let’s say, for example, you suddenly get the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. You need a surgeon. You visit your first clinic.  After you wait in a stuffy, uncomfortable waiting room, you finally get in to see a doctor.  He says you will need a full double mastectomy and chemotherapy immediately, but it’ll be weeks before they can fit you in. Before learning about Previty Clinic, you might have gone ahead with the surgery; however, there is another option.

There’s Previty Clinic. Upon arrival for your first appointment, you immediately feel the difference. You are welcomed by a caring and knowledgeable staff member in our patient lounge, who navigates you through the registration process, as there are no glass windows separating you from us. You can expect to enjoy beautiful glass art, calming colors that help ease your anxiety as you relax in high-end furnishings you would only expect in a five star hotel.  At Previty, we believe personal contact matters, and our concierge-like environment proves that.

A friendly medical assistant invites you into a consultation room to discuss your medical history in private.  After a comprehensive evaluation, your surgeon delivers an informative message of compassion and comfort. “Don’t panic. We will make our plan and move forward together. Our goal is to save your life and to do it with dignity. It may be possible to save your breasts with the innovative Skin, Nipple, Areola-Sparing Mastectomy.” Something you thought was impossible, but at Previty Clinic we strive for the possible!

Your surgery is scheduled as soon as possible and you begin the journey toward healing, knowing your life is in the hands of not only someone who cares, but someone you can count on for world-class care, close to home. No longer are the days where you have to travel to the medical center to receive high-quality care.

Dr. Emad H. Asham  is board certified by the American Board of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dr. Asham is fellowship trained in abdominal transplantation and hepato-pancreato-biliary (liver, pancreas and bile ducts) surgery.  He obtained his doctorate of medicine at the University of London, England, and completed his general surgery training at the University of Massachusetts where he received the best teaching resident award.  Dr. Asham completed a cancer research fellowship at the Institute of Surgical Studies, University College London, and clinical fellowships at University of Pittsburgh and the University of California Los Angeles.  He authored book chapters, published multiple articles in peer reviewed surgical journals and presented his work at national and international surgical meetings.

Dr. Asham’s surgical expertise includes advanced laparoscopic, single-incision, cancer, gastrointestinal, endocrine, colon and rectal, and general surgery. Some of the surgical procedures offered by Dr. Asham are pancreatic, gastric and biliary cancers as well as access surgery, vascular and peritoneal, for chronic kidney disease patients.  Dr. Asham is a leader in LAPAROENDOSCOPIC SINGLE SITE (LESS) SURGERY, a highly advanced surgical approach allowing the removal of diseased organs through a small, single-skin incision. Dr. Asham is Previty’s Chief of General, Minimally Invasive and Oncological Surgery.

DSC_7402Dr. Rizwan M. Chaudhry is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Chaudhry trained at the world renowned Mayo Clinic for his residency in general surgery.  He serves as the medical director of the Metabolic and Weight-Loss Institute at Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster. Dr. Chaudhry was named the 2016 Best Bariatric Surgeon in the Bay Area by the Bay Area Citizen, a local newspaper.

Dr. Chaudhry’s surgical experience includes advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, lap-band removal, revisional bariatric surgery and the newly FDA-approved intragastric balloon. He also offers general surgery, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernia repair. Dr. Chaudhry is the chief of Bariatrics and GERD for Previty Clinic.

apDr. Angela M. Lewis-Traylor is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She serves as Previty’s Chief of Breast Cancer and General Surgery. Dr. Lewis-Traylor received her fellowship in surgical oncology from the University of Louisville Medical Center, James Graham Cancer Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed her general surgery training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., and is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.

Dr. Lewis-Traylor’s surgical expertise includes advanced laparoscopic, breast cancer and other cancers, gastrointestinal, endocrine, colon and rectal, and general surgery. Included in the surgical procedures offered by Dr. Lewis-Traylor are pancreatic, gastric and biliary cancers.

PeelX2XnewestXphotoDr. Garrett K. Peel, Previty’s president and CEO, is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed his general surgery training at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.  A Texas native, Dr. Peel holds medical and public health degrees from the George Washington and Johns Hopkins Universities. He was awarded the Super Doctors® Rising Star for 2015 by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Peel’s surgical expertise includes advanced laparoscopic, single-incision, cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal, endocrine, colon and rectal, vein, weight loss and general surgery.

When it comes to surgery, choose Previty Clinic.


One Comment to “Previty – Clinic for Surgical Care”

  1. karen pumphrey says:

    What is the cost to have the belly balloon procedure and do you accept Insurance?

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