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    Methodist Sugar Land Hospital welcomes Dr. Liliana Diaz, Pulmonary Medicine & Sleep Disorders Specialist

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Liliana Diaz, M.D., has joined the The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization and is affiliating her pulmonary and sleep medicine practice, now named Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists, with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.

    Dr. Diaz has a long and distinguished history of treating pulmonary and sleep medicine issues in Houston and Sugar Land and is the medical director of numerous sleep labs in the area.  She is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. Her practice provides a wide range of advanced pulmonary, asthma and allergy and sleep disorder services, including:

    • Comprehensive pulmonary testing
    • Testing and individualized treatment for allergies
    • Critical care and hospice-related services
    • Sleep medicine services

    “I chose pulmonary medicine as a specialty because it presents me the opportunity to make a critical difference for people in significant need,” says Dr. Diaz.  “It is vitally important to be able to breathe well, and when you have a breathing difficulty, it is severely limiting. My goal is to reduce those limitations and improve my patients’ quality of life.”

    Dr. Diaz takes great pride in providing compassionate, individualized care, built on careful evaluation of each patient’s unique diagnoses and challenges.

    “I work hard to develop trusting relationships with my patients so that together, we can design and implement customized care plans that directly address their needs,” she said.

    Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists will play an important role in the hospital’s service to the Fort Bend community.

    “We are thrilled to have Dr. Diaz join the Methodist family,” said Chris Siebenaler, CEO of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  “Her practice provides a full range of services in the rapidly growing fields of pulmonary care and sleep medicine with a focus on personal care and attention that fits perfectly with our approach.”

    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz, call Methodist Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Specialists at 281-325-0005.  For more information about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit

    Liliana Diaz, M.D.

    Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recognized for breast care navigator advertising – ranking among the nation's best

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Breast Care Navigator advertisement was honored with a Gold Award and ranked in the top 5% in the nation.

    The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognized outstanding health care professionals for excellence in their advertising and marketing efforts for the calendar year 2011.

    The 2012 Aster Awards received nearly 3,000 entries from across the United States as well as Canada and South America.  Participant’s entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their category. 

    Awards were issued for entries that received top marks from judges placing them in the top 16% of the nation for advertising excellence.  Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

    “Although our nation has been challenged economically, the talent of health care marketing professionals seems to be at an all time high.  The 2012 Aster Awards program contained some of the best advertising arguably in the world.  The judge’s expectations were again surpassed,” said Melinda Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

    “As health care marketing professionals, it is crucial we communicate within our communities what services are available to them so close to home.” said Leena Taneja, Director of Physician Relations and Marketing at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “We’re honored to receive this recognition for the hard work and dedication our team puts forth to ensure communication to our community about services provided and to introduce new services such as the Breast Care Navigator program at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. We are excited to have our third Gold Award after receiving the award in 2011 for the hospital’s Spine Center campaign and in 2010 for CardioVascular Advertising Awards program.”

    Awards were issued based on the following scores:

    • Judges Choice – Score of 100% (only 7 issued in 2012 – top 1%)
    • Gold Awards – Score of 95 to 99 (top 5% in the nation)
    • Silver Awards – Score of 90 to 94 (top 12% in the nation)
    • Bronze Awards – Score of 85 to 89 (top 16% in the nation)

    All winners are posted on the Aster Awards website (, as well as published in Marketing Healthcare Today, a national healthcare marketing magazine.

    For more information on Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, visit or call 281-274-7500 for a physician referral.

    Marketing and Physician Relations Team at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital – Leala Hall, Armando Saenz, Kaelyn Bujnoch, Leena Taneja, Amy Saenz, Kimberly Sprague and Marcia Barham.

    Doctors perform first robotic cystectomy at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is pleased to announce that Drs. Henry Pham and John Boon are now performing minimally invasive surgery that minimizes the chances of the common complications associated with major surgery for bladder cancer treatment. Advantages of using the surgical robot for bladder cancer are less blood loss, less adhesions (internal scaring), less pain and cosmetic improvements. 

    Using the da Vinci® S Surgical System, Dr. Pham and Dr. Boon, urologists on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, performed the first robotic cystectomy in Fort Bend County. With the robot, Dr. Pham and Dr. Boon are able to remove part of the bladder or the entire bladder using tiny incisions, leaving the healthy tissue undisturbed.

    “A da Vinci cystectomy is comparable to the traditional open approach in terms of cancer control, but with minimal recovery time,” said Dr. Pham. Just as with open surgery, after the bladder is removed the surgeon will create a new path for the urine to be stored and leave the body.

    Patients are able to return home to their families after a shorter hospital stay. The quicker recovery time also allows patients to return to work and normal activities sooner. In addition, there is reduced scarring, minimal discomfort and less need for pain medication. All of this is possible with the state-of-the-art technology that Methodist Sugar Land Hospital provides for our community.

    “Our Robotics Surgical Program complements our goal of extending minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible base of patients,” said Becky Chalupa, Associate Chief Nursing Officer. “The da Vinci® S Surgical System can be used for a multitude of procedures, including, but not limited to: prostatectomy (removal of the prostate), nephrectomy (removal of the kidney), hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids), coronary artery bypass, mitral valve repair and colorectal surgery.”

    “The robotics program is a continuation of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s commitment to bringing the services of the medical center home to Fort Bend County, as well as finding and applying the most precise, most beneficial surgical techniques to put patients on a quicker road to recovery with better outcomes,” said Dr. Pham.              

    To make an appointment with Dr. Boon, Dr. Pham or other specialists using robotics technology, call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500 or visit

    John Boon, M.D. and Henry Pham, M.D.

    What our patients are saying! | Thanks, Annette!

    Last updated 2 years ago

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    • A recent surgery and 3 day hospital stay at Methodist Sugar Land was exceptional. They are the best. Caring, personable nurses, doctors and staff:

      Annette K.

    What our patients are saying! | Thanks Sharon!

    Last updated 2 years ago

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    • Great hospital & staff. I had cervical spine surgery done the end of March. Caring staff & nice hospital room on floor 6, better than some hotel rooms I've seen! Don't mind having to go to the Dr anymore because they are so great!

      Sharon G.

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