Surgery

Gunnison Valley Hospital’s surgery center consists of three state-of-the-art surgery rooms. Procedures are performed by skilled and board-certified professionals including orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, ENT, general surgeons, and plastic surgeons. They work closely with a skilled team of certified surgical technicians, certified registered nursing assistants and registered nurses to provide the highest level of care.

Surgical services at Gunnison Valley Hospital are offered in the following areas:

  • Biopsies and removal of cysts or lipomas (fatty tumors under the skin).
  • Dental procedures primarily for children under the age of four, or handicapped individuals in need of increased sedation.
  • Endoscopy procedures, such as cystoscopies, colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release.
  • ENT procedures, such as ear tube insertions, tonsil and adenoids removal, nasal and sinus surgeries.
  • Gynecological procedures such as hysteroscopy, D&C, thermal ablation for abnormal uterine bleeding, and hysterectomies.
  • Laparoscopic procedures, such as cholecystectomies (removal of the gall bladder), hernia repairs and hysterectomies.
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (weight loss surgery)
  • Nissen fundoplication to decrease heartburn.
  • Ocular surgeries, such as lacrimal duct patency checks (opening blocked tear ducts) and cataracts with intraocular lens implants (implants fitted within the eye).
  • Podiatry surgical interventions, such as hammer toe and bunion repairs.
  • Orthopedic and sports medicine procedures such as total knee, shoulder and hip replacements, shoulder and knee scopes, ligament and tendon repair, and fracture repair.
  • Outpatient plastic surgeries.
  • Other.

Surgery can be a stressful experience; not just for the person undergoing the procedure, but for the entire family. While we can’t take away all of the anxiety, below are some tips that might help you and your family feel more prepared and confident prior to your surgery:

  • Ask questions. Talk with your physician or surgeon about your surgery.
  • Ask family and friends to help you while you are in the hospital. This can be as simple as bringing in meals to helping you take care of your home or yard.
  • Pack your bag the day before you come to the hospital. Please remember not to bring valuables (rings, jewelry, cash, etc.).
  • Arrange for someone to bring you to the hospital and take you home. Persons discharged from our hospital are not permitted to drive themselves home.
  • Bring personal grooming items like a comb or brush, slippers, toothbrush, mouthwash, razor, etc. If you forget, we do have some of these items on hand.
  • If you think you might feel overwhelmed by visitors on the first night, a friendly conversation beforehand can help everyone be aware.
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