Surgical services in Southwest Virginia
You can count on us to deliver high-quality surgical care.
At LewisGale Medical Center, we are here to ensure that you have access to the best possible surgical care close to home. From preoperative education to recovery, our surgeons and support staff are with you every step of the way, making sure that your surgery is a success.
Surgical treatments and services we provide
Whether you need weight loss surgery or a lifesaving cardiovascular procedure, our skilled surgeons are here to give you the expert surgical care you deserve.
Our surgical services
Positive outcomes are our primary objective, so we strive to provide a comprehensive range of surgical treatments, no matter your condition. It is important to us that all your care needs can be met under one roof, which is why we have board-certified surgeons trained in a variety of specialties and technologies, including minimally invasive surgery.
Some of the types of surgeries we offer include:
- Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Dental/oral surgery
- Eye surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Spine surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Urologic surgery
We understand that your oral health impacts your overall health. If you're experiencing oral pain, or other problems associated with your mouth and jaw, one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help. These specialists diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries and abnormalities of the mouth, teeth, jaw and face, using both traditional and minimally invasive surgical means, including robot-assisted surgery.
Advanced oral care and procedures we perform include:
- Corrective jaw surgery for cleft lip and palate
- Disease management, including soft and hard tissues
- Facial pain diagnosis and treatment
- Oral cancer diagnosis and treatment
- Sleep apnea diagnosis and surgical treatment
- Surgical reconstruction of inadequate bone structures
- Treatment for head and neck injuries
Pediatric dental care
We also offer pediatric dental care for children with special dental needs or injuries. Our services include the use of sedation or anesthesia for advanced procedures.
Depending on your condition, surgery may be a key component of your cancer treatment plan to remove a tumor, provide targeted radiation therapy or act as a reconstructive tool. Our cancer care program includes experienced surgical oncologists who will be with you every step of the way.
Commonly referred to as minimally invasive surgery, robot-assisted surgery combines robotic equipment with a live surgeon, allowing them to make tiny incisions with smaller instruments to perform a wider variety of procedures. With the help of a high-definition 3D camera, your surgeon can view the magnified image of the surgical site, while controlling the robotic equipment.
This robotic arm technology translates the surgeon's hand movements into precise micro-movements, ensuring that the robotic arm never makes a move on its own — the surgeon is always 100 percent in control. As a result of minimally invasive surgery, you will experience less pain, less scarring, reduced blood loss, fewer postoperative complications and a faster recovery.
Minimally invasive surgeries we perform
Minimally invasive robotic surgery is an effective treatment option for a wide range of conditions and illnesses. Our surgeons perform many procedures this technology, including:
- Anti-reflux surgeries for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Cancer surgeries
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
- Colon procedures
- Hernia repair
- Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
- Knee replacement surgery
- Lung and thoracic surgeries
- Spine surgery
Our surgeons have undergone specialized and intensive training to use the specific robot required for your procedure, and are supported by a team of anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical techs that have been trained to support their needs.6
Information to know ahead of time
We want you to feel prepared as possible for surgery. Read on to learn about necessary preparation, directions and information for your loved ones.
Your care team will provide you with specific instructions about how to prepare for your procedure. These instructions often include not eating or drinking anything prior to surgery and removing your jewelry. Please be sure to follow their instructions to give yourself the best surgical outcome.
Getting to our surgery center
Our surgery center is located in the main LewisGale Medical Center building. You may park in the general parking lot or take advantage of our free valet services. Once you walk through the entrance, take the main elevator up to the second floor to our surgery center.
If you are visiting us for a loved one's surgery, we know how important it is to receive updates during their procedure. This is why we have a computerized tracker board in our waiting room so you can keep track of their progress. We also offer surgery updates via SMS text message. Once their surgery is complete, we will share a final update on how the procedure went.
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