Minimally Invasive, Robotic and Standard Surgery

Surgery

Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas offers surgery using minimally invasive, robotic and standard procedures. The hospital features spacious, private surgical and endoscopic facilities equipped with advanced medical technology.

Surgeons at the hospital provide a wide range of surgical procedures, including:

  • General surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Bladder, kidney and prostate surgery
  • Brain and spine surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Chest and lung surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Heart and vascular surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery

Types of Surgery

In addition to standard open surgery, surgeons at Valley Hospital utilize laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Many procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques. This type of surgery may lead to faster healing and less scarring. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized incisions in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions. This can result in smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery. Surgeons at Valley Hospital perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it enables the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of the body as the surgery is performed. The robot matches the doctor's hand movements. Robotic procedures are minimally invasive and may result in a faster recovery and less time in the hospital.

Learn more about robotic surgery
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