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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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Surgical hospital in Richmond, Virginia

No matter your condition, our surgical options help you heal.

We understand that surgery can be a daunting prospect. But, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital, when you put your care in our hands, you're treated with care and expertise. With advanced technology and methods, our surgeons offer Richmond surgical services they can count on.

Preregister for surgery

Depending on the severity of your condition, time may be of the essence. This is why we offer you the opportunity to preregister for surgery online.

Depending on the severity of your condition, time may be of the essence. This is why we offer you the opportunity to preregister for surgery online.

Conditions we treat with surgery

Our surgical team is comprised of experts in their various fields. Your unique situation is of the utmost importance to us, so it is critical that our program reflect the diverse collection of conditions that see on a daily basis, including:

  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Blood clots
  • Bone fractures
  • Breast cancer
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Traumatic injury
  • Uterine cancer

Surgical services we provide

Whether you need a kidney transplant, cardiac surgery, have sinus complications or need plastic surgery for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, we want to help improve your life.

Leading-edge surgical technology

Sometimes the need to undergo surgery is unavoidable. As part of our commitment to patient-focused care, our surgeons use minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, including laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery. Additionally, through HCA Virginia Health System's Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery, we use robotic surgery to execute more procedures with greater precision and reach. The surgeons in our network have performed more than 10,000 robot-assisted procedures, including surgeries at our hospital and our sister hospitals, Parham Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital. We are able to use this technology for numerous types of surgery, including:

  • Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Thoracic (lung) surgery
  • Urologic surgery

In addition to increased precision and being able to access previously hard-to-reach areas with ease, minimally invasive surgery has numerous benefits. This type of surgery decreases the amount of time in surgery, shortens your hospital stay, speeds up your recovery and results in less pain, less scarring and less blood loss.


Types of surgery we perform

Every medical situation is unique, so that's how we treat you. We understand that different conditions call for different specialists, which is why we offer so many varied types of surgeries. We are here to be a convenient place for all of your medical care, we perform a diverse range of surgeries, including:

  • Breast surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • GI surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Kidney transplant surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Trauma surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery

Our hospital's gastroenterology program provides advanced surgical care for GI conditions, such as GERD. Proudly, we were the first facility in the Mid-Atlantic region to perform laparoscopic surgery for reflux disease, as well as the first to perform robotic GI surgery in the U.S.


Endoscopy


Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your GI specialist to look inside your body using an instrument called an endoscope, with a fiber-optic camera attached. We offer endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopy and bronchoscopy, as a safe and effective method to screen for diseases, obtain tissue samples and treat many GI conditions.


Heart and vascular surgery

As a part of our heart and vascular surgery program, our cardiovascular surgeons perform a wide range of procedures, from minimally invasive heart valve surgery to interventional heart attack treatment. Our facilities include a cardiovascular hybrid operating room (OR), which combines the capabilities of a traditional OR, with fixed imaging equipment. This type of OR brings highly specialized cardiac equipment into one convenient suite for our surgeons, so as not to have to transport you to different areas for different needs.


Kidney surgery

Our hospital is home to the Virginia Transplant Center, where our kidney surgeons specialize in kidney transplant surgery, living kidney donations and paired kidney exchanges. Our clinical staff has years of experience helping patients through the transplant process, and we will be by your side throughout your journey to transplant, recovery and beyond.


Neurosurgery

Our neurology program offers advanced treatments for a variety of brain and nervous system conditions, such as brain tumors and movement disorders.


Spine surgery

Through our spine care program, our spine surgeons have been able to remedy of host of spinal complications with minimally invasive techniques, including spinal decompression and spinal fusion. We use these procedures to correct abnormalities, repair fractures and resolve back and spine pain.


Urologic surgery

The urologic specialists in our Center for Pelvic Excellence are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the urinary and male reproductive systems. Here, we use advanced surgical approaches to treat a variety of urologic diseases and disorders, from prostate cancer to urinary incontinence. We also specialize in the creation of slings to treat urinary incontinence without the use of surgical mesh.

Features of our surgical care program

We pride ourselves on offering you the best possible surgical experience. From the quality of our facilities to the quality of our surgeons and support staff, we want to ensure only the most positive outcomes for your surgery.

High-quality surgeons and facilities

All of our surgeons have passed board-certification exams and made voluntary commitments to continue training and testing throughout their careers. Our surgeons also share their knowledge by instructing other surgeons across the country. Knowing this, it is important to us that you know that your procedure will be performed by one of our board-certified surgeons, not a resident or student.

Additionally, our surgery program features:


  • 18 operating rooms
  • Access to postoperative physical therapy services
  • Minimally invasive surgical options, including laparoscopy and robotic surgery
  • On-site, 24/7 anesthesia coverage
  • Private surgical nursing unit

Leading the way with robotic surgery

Between procedures performed at our hospital and our sister hospitals, we have performed over 10,000 robotic surgeries, marking beginning of the next era of surgical innovation and patient care for the Henrico community

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