Surgeries for a Range of Medical Conditions

If you or a loved one needs surgical care, The Valley Health System can help. We know how important it is to find quality care that meets your needs. That’s why we'll continue to bring new technologies and services to the community.

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Types of Surgical Services

The Valley Health System offers a variety of surgeries to meet your needs.  We offer both elective and emergency surgeries. Common procedures include hernia repair, surgery to remove urinary blockages and gallbladder removal. We also offer urology surgery for children.

In addition to general surgery, we provide these surgical services, among others:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Colorectal
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecological
  • Head and neck
  • Joint replacement
  • Kidney
  • Orthopedic
  • Podiatric
  • Prostate
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine
  • Thoracic
  • Weight loss
  • Lung

Minimally invasive surgery

Many procedures can be done with tiny incisions. This type of surgery may lead to faster healing and less scarring. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes 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.

Our surgical suites are designed and equipped for minimally invasive surgery as well as traditional surgery. Talk to your surgeon to see if this type of procedure is right for you.

Minimally invasive surgical procedures may help: 

  • Ear, nose and throat  
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Orthopedics
  • Lung biopsy
  • Spine
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is one of the types of minimally invasive surgery, and some of The Valley Health System’s locations offer it. It can help surgeons perform complex procedures with more precision. With robotic-assisted surgery, a patient may experience a shorter hospital stay,  quicker recovery and a more comfortable return to work or daily activities.

It’s important to know that the surgeon, not the robot, is in control. The surgeon performs procedures using small tools attached to a robotic arm. He or she uses a computer to guide the robot. A special camera provides better magnification. Also, advanced tools allow doctors to work through small incisions. The robot matches the doctor’s hand movements during the procedure. However, it has greater range of motion than the human hand, and allows for more flexibility and control.

Robotic surgery with da Vinci®
Robotic surgery is offered at The Valley Health System using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Surgeons use this system for gynecologic procedures, prostate surgery, kidney surgery and other procedures.

Robotic Ion lung biopsy with Intuitive
Ion systems have fiber optic sensors designed to enhance surgical precision. Intuitive’s Ion bronchoscopy model can sense a growth or lung nodule less than one centimeter wide. Robotic-assisted Ion technology can also reach deeper into certain locations in the lungs using 3D diagnostics.  

Robotic technology for spine surgery
Special robotic technology is also offered at The Valley Health System for spine surgery. This system is called the Mazor X Stealth™ Edition Robotic Guidance Platform. Surgeons use it to treat disc problems, scoliosis, spinal fractures and other conditions.

Robotics for hips and knees
A robotic system called Mako® is used at The Valley Health System for hip and knee replacement procedures. This can help to carefully position implants for each patient.

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 is right for you.

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