Surgery

At Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, a number of surgery options are available.

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. 

Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Minimally-Invasive Surgery is patient friendly because of decreased recovery time, less post-operative pain, and less scarring. Minimally-Invasive services include:

  • General surgery (gallbladder, colon resection, and hernia)
  • Gynecology surgery (supra-cervical hysterectomies)
  • Urology surgery (nephrectomies and prostatectomies)
  • Select spine surgery

In 2017, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital was designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally-Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review Corporation.

Robotic Surgery
Sentara Virginia Beach General 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.

In 2017, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital was designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.

MAKOplasty® for partial knee resurfacing, total knee replacement and total hip replacement is now offered through the Sentara OrthoJoint Center® at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. The surgeon-controlled robotic-assisted surgery can return patients back to health.

Outpatient Surgery
The Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Outpatient Surgery Unit serves as the hospital’s ambulatory surgery program and works in collaboration with the overall surgery program as an integral part of the continuum of care. The Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Outpatient Surgery Unit provides state-of-the-art outpatient surgery for a wide variety of specialties including:

  • Ear, nose and throat
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

For more information, including pre- and post-surgical instructions, visit Sentara Surgery Services.

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