Surgical services in Richmond, Virginia
We want you to feel comfortable going into surgery.
At Chippenham Hospital, our surgical care team works hard to heal your condition, decrease your pain and shorten your recovery time. With our robotic surgical services and wide range of specialties, we aim to get you back to daily life as quickly as possible.
Conditions we treat with surgery
Some of the conditions we treat with traditional and minimally invasive surgery include:
- Abdominal wall conditions
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Colon diseases
- Inguinal hernia
- Liver diseases
- Noncancerous breast conditions
- Noncancerous pancreatic conditions
- Pancreatic cancer
- Spleen diseases
- Stomach and appendix diseases
- Ventral hernia
Our surgical services and procedures
Our dedicated surgeons offer the effective surgical services you deserve, including robot-assisted procedures.
Surgical care we offer
Our surgeons provide the medical procedures you need in a range of specialties. Whether you schedule a planned procedure or need emergency surgery in our Level I Trauma Center, our surgeons are standing by. Whenever possible, we offer you minimally invasive surgical procedures, which reduce scarring, shorten your hospital stay and speed up your recovery. You also get multidisciplinary support from our specialists throughout. After your surgery, you have access to physical therapy and rehabilitation to ensure you heal fully and properly.
Types of surgeries we perform
We offer a variety of surgical services, including:
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Breast surgery
- Burn and wound surgery
- Gastrointestinal, colon and rectal (colorectal) surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery
- Neurological surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Spine surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Trauma surgery
- Urologic surgery
Our breast surgery program provides a wide range of breast surgeries, including mastectomies, lumpectomies and nipple-sparing mastectomies.
We also specialize in surgically treating the following breast conditions:
- Malignant and benign diseases of the breast
Burn and wound surgery
As a provisional Level I Burn Center, we have specially trained burn and wound surgeons on site in the event surgery is needed for:
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Friction burns and road rash
- Thermal burns
Gastrointestinal, colon and rectal (colorectal) procedures
We offer endoscopy services for the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions. Our endoscopy services include bronchial thermoplasty, cancer staging and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).
If surgery is necessary, the gastroenterology program at our sister facility Johnston-Willis Hospital, provides advanced GI surgery.
Our gynecological specialists treat a wide range of conditions affecting women, including:
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Fecal incontinence
- Gynecologic cancers
- Menstruation problems
- Ovarian cysts and masses
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Reproductive disorders and infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Uterine fibroids
Heart and vascular surgery
We have many heart and vascular surgery options to repair all types of cardiovascular conditions. Our team is ready to help get you back to your daily life as soon as possible.
The surgeons in our orthopedic program use advanced surgical techniques to treat injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and connective tissues. We offer minimally invasive options for some of the most common procedures, including hip replacement.
Our spine surgeons take on some of the most complex surgical cases using the latest advancements in spinal surgery. Our goal is to heal your condition and return you to your daily activities as quickly as possible.
When cancer is detected, one option for treatment is the surgical removal of the tumor. If the decision is made to proceed with surgery, our doctors specialize in the removal of many types of cancer.
When urologic surgery is necessary, we use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Following kidney failure or chronic kidney disease, a kidney transplant is necessary to preserve life. In these cases, we perform both living donations and paired exchange transplants at one of our sister hospitals.
Robotic surgery services
Our surgeons have undergone specialized and intensive training to use our robot-assisted surgical platforms. Your care team of highly experienced anesthesiologists, nurses, assistants and surgical technicians are also trained to support those surgeons during robotic surgery.
During a robot-assisted procedure, your surgeon controls the platform's robotic arms. This enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control compared to the human hand.
Our surgeons use robot-assisted surgery for procedures across numerous specialties, including knee replacement and hernia surgeries. In some cases, we may be able to perform single-site robotic surgery, which means only one incision is necessary. Your surgeon will discuss with you if your procedure qualifies for single-site surgery.
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