Your Guide to Surgery at VMC

Surgical Services at Valley Medical Center provides a full range of elective, urgent and emergent operative procedures 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Main Operating Suite consists of 21 operating rooms—including a special robot-assisted surgery suite—and is capable of handling all types of surgery; nearly 1000 surgeries are performed monthly. In addition, our Day Surgery Center is designed for less complex procedures that do not require an overnight stay.

Our compassionate and dedicated Surgical Services team specializes in the following surgical procedures:

  • General Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (minimally invasive and single-port)
  • Robot-Assisted Surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmological
  • Orthopedic
  • Plastic (cosmetic and reconstructive)
  • Vascular

Robot-Assisted Surgery

GoldenLiving Spring 2013 Robotic Surgery Spread
Valley Medical Center surgeon Michael Burke, MD, FACS, uses the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System to remove the gallbladder with a single incision. Read the Spring 2013 GoldenLiving article.

The da Vinci Surgical System is a sophisticated robotic platform designed for complex, minimally invasive surgeries. This high tech system features an ergonomic console where the surgeon views high-definition 3D video from a camera inside the patient. From the da Vinci console, the surgeon controls four interactive robotic arms equipped with precision instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci System precisely mimics the movements of the surgeons’ hands while also filtering out even the slightest tremors. For patients, benefits may include significantly less pain, less scarring, shorter recovery time and faster return to normal daily activities. Learn more.

If you are preparing for an upcoming surgery, our nursing staff has provided the information in the Surgical Services links to the left to answer any questions you may have and help you on your way to a speedy recovery.

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency Services: 206.575.2574
Patient Financial Services: 1.855.826.1540 or 425.251.5178, option 1
Main operator: 425.228.3450
Preregistration: 425.251.5193
Prescription Pad Pharmacy: 425.656.4050
Day Surgery: 425.251.5192
General & Surgical Specialists Clinic: 425.228.6076
Neurosurgery Clinic: 425.656.5566
Women's Surgical Specialists Clinic: 425.656.4110
Vascular Surgery Clinic: 425.656.5568