Expert surgical services in Denver

When you need surgery, the surgeons at Swedish Medical Center in Denver provide expert surgical care. We use advanced surgical practices and technology to ensure positive out comes for our patients.

Your surgical team will work closely with you and your family to ensure that you receive tailored treatment that is right for you. Our team evaluates all surgical options to ensure that we safely and carefully meet your needs.

To learn more about the surgical services offered at Swedish Medical Center, call (866) 779-3347.

Comprehensive surgical treatment

When a surgical procedure is necessary to treat an injury or illness, we are with you every step of the way to review surgical options and ensure you are comfortable with your care. Our multidisciplinary team collaborates to create a custom treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs.

Center for Advanced Urologic Surgery

As part of the minimally invasive surgical institute at Swedish Memorial Hospital, the Center for Advanced Urologic Surgery is home to highly trained urological specialists. Several of our surgeons have performed a high number of robot-assisted surgeries.

Surgical procedures we offer

Our expert surgeons are experienced in performing a wide variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Amputation
  • Appendix removal
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Complex pancreatic surgery
  • Endovenous ablation
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus surgery
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Kidney surgery
  • Low back pain surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tracheostomy

Minimally invasive hemorrhage surgery

Swedish Medical Center was the first hospital in the Denver metro region to offer minimally invasive surgery to remove a blood clot from the brain for patients with an intracerebral hemorrhage, a neurological condition. The neuro-evacuation device uses controlled aspiration to remove blood and tissue from the cerebrum and ventricular systems of the brain during minimally invasive neurosurgery.

This procedure provides patients experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke (cerebrovascular accident), who typically face limited treatment options, another viable treatment plan for their condition.

Stereotactic radiosurgery

We offer stereotactic radiosurgery, a unique process that uses precise radiation beams to focus and treat a specific area in the brain. This procedure avoids surgically opening the skull, with favorable results for the patient’s quality of life, treatment cost, clinical outcomes and reduction of complications.

Benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery offers a multitude of benefits for patients:

  • It is a safe, accurate, reliable and non-invasive outpatient procedure.
  • It is usually covered by Medicare and most insurance providers.
  • Patients are usually discharged within 12 hours, reducing the cost of treatment compared to traditional brain surgery
  • Patients experience virtually no pain, discomfort or side effects
  • Patients usually return to preoperative lifestyle the day following the procedure

Swedish Medical Center's use of stereotactic radiosurgery has proven results documented in more than 2,000 peer-reviewed published papers.

Conditions we treat with stereotactic radiosurgery

We use stereotactic radiosurgery to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain metastases
  • Intracranial tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Vestibular schwannomas

It is also used for vascular treatments, and research is being conducted on other possible uses, such as treating epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, trigeminal neuralgia and uveal melanoma.

Robot-assisted surgery

Having surgery no longer means a long recovery time and big scars to show for it. At Swedish Medical Center's Surgical Robotics Institute, we work hard to remain a leader in surgical techniques and technology. That means our surgeons offer minimally invasive and robotic surgery whenever possible.

Using advanced robotic technology, our surgeons can see more clearly and have better movement and control during surgery. Our surgeons specialize in using robot-assisted surgery in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Head and neck
  • Spine
  • Thoracic
  • Urology

Benefits of robotic surgery

Many patients experience a number of benefits from robotic surgery, including:

  • Less blood loss and transfusions during surgery
  • Less pain
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay

Robot-assisted procedures we offer

Our surgeons offer a variety of robot-assisted surgical procedures, including:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Myomectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Thymectomy

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)

Our experts are now using TORS to perform extremely accurate surgeries without incisions. Transoral robot-assisted surgery is being used to treat benign and cancerous tumors (less than 4 centimeters) of the mouth and throat, as well as benign base of tongue conditions.

Blood banking

You may need a blood transfusion during or after your surgery. Because of this, your doctor might ask that blood be made available prior to surgery. You can do this through Vitalant Blood Center, our source for blood products, autologous blood (blood you donate to yourself to be used at a later date) or directed donations from a friend or family member.

If you have questions about blood blanking or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 363-2330.

Surgery at HealthONE

Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.

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