Surgical Services at Valley Hospital Medical Center
Valley Hospital Medical Center offers surgery using minimally invasive, robotic-assisted and standard procedures. The hospital features spacious, private surgical units with advanced medical technology.
Surgeons at the hospital provide a wide range of surgical procedures, including:
- 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
- Lung surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
Preparing for surgery at Valley Hospital Medical Center
Watch this video to learn what to expect when you are having surgery at Valley Hospital, from pre-admission testing, to registration, to your actual surgery, to recovery.
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Types of Surgery
In addition to standard open surgery, surgeons at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas use laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic surgery.
Endoscopy explores the inside of the body using a long, flexible tube with a camera and medical instruments at the tip. An endoscopy can often help your physician diagnose a health problem as well as possibly avoid the need for surgery. The tools enable physicians to take cells or tissue samples, stop bleeding and perform other procedures.
There are several types of endoscopy, including arthroscopy, bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, laparoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
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. Video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions.
Valley Hospital offers a range of minimally invasive options for conditions of the bladder, kidneys, prostate, brain, spine, heart, lungs, joints, bones and more. Patient benefits may include fewer complications, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery time.
Robotic-assisted surgery uses small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Surgeons at Valley Hospital use the da Vinci® Surgical System for robotic-assisted procedures. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera on the end helps surgeons view enlarged 3D images of the body during surgery. The robot matches the doctor's hand movements.
New Ion robotic technology from Intuitive uses keen fiber optic sensors to enhance surgical precision. Intuitive’s Ion lung bronchoscopy model can sense a cancer growth or lung nodule less than one centimeter wide. Ion technology can also reach deeper into areas of the lung using minimally invasive 3D diagnostics.
A multidisciplinary team at Valley Hospital performs spine and brain surgery. Patients can turn to us for:
- Removal of brain tumors
- Brain hemorrhages
- Brain aneurysms
Orthopedic surgeons at Valley Hospital offer services, including:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Hip and knee joint replacement
- Spine surgery
The hospital is home to the advanced CORI® Surgical System for robotic knee replacement. The system uses 3D digital modeling to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. This means orthopedic surgeons can perform the procedure more accurately than with traditional knee replacement surgery. These surgeries allow patients to keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL.
Patients may enjoy many benefits from the smaller incisions used by the CORI system. They may have less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and quicker recoveries. Patients may return to daily life sooner. They may also maintain more natural movement.
Surgery with the CORI system does not require a CT scan, so patients are not exposed to unnecessary radiation.
Heart and vascular surgery
Skilled cardiac surgeons at the Valley Hospital perform a wide range of cardiovascular procedures — such as coronary artery bypass surgery, other revascularization procedures, and valve repairs and replacements — to help patients with advanced heart disease.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery or minimally invasive surgery are right for you.