At Sentara Leigh Hospital, a number of surgery options are available. Click the links below to learn more about surgery options.
Complex general surgery
Complex general surgery procedures often involve more than one organ and are possible with vast advances in technology including Argon Beam Coagulation, Radiofrequency Ablation, and CUSA. Many previously inoperative tumors are candidates for complex general surgery, thus giving patients a life extension not previously possible.
In addition to reducing blood loss, these technological advances assist with early detection, accurate diagnoses, and more precise tumor excision (sparing non-cancerous tissue). For patients, this means shorter surgery time and a better post-operative quality of life.
Ambulatory Surgery Center
The Sentara Leigh Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center serves as the hospital's main outpatient surgery program and works in collaboration with the overall surgery program as an integral part of the continuum of care.
Sentara Leigh Hospital is proud to offer the most advanced technology in surgical care – the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. The da Vinci system is a sophisticated robotic platform that allows surgeons to perform complex operations with increased vision, precision and control.
Robotic surgery enables our surgeons to perform surgery through tiny incisions, providing a safe and less-invasive alternative to open surgery, which requires larger incisions. Smaller incision means faster healing time, so you can get back to your life more quickly.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Sentara Leigh Hospital is widely recognized for its pioneering and innovative approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) also known as keyhole surgery. MIS is patient friendly because of decreased recovery time, less post-operative pain, and less scarring. MIS services include:
- General surgery (gallbladder, colon resection, and hernia)
- Gynecology surgery (supra-cervical hysterectomies)
- Urology surgery (nephrectomies and prostatectomies)
- Select spine surgery
Some of the complex procedures, like colon resection, lung resections and nephrectomies, are sometimes converted to open procedures because of previous surgery, adhesions or other non-anticipated complications.