From Head to Toe, Our Surgical Teams Have You Covered

Valley Medical Center provides a full range of elective, urgent and emergency 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 Special Procedures Care Unit (SPCU) is designed for less complex procedures that do not require an overnight stay.

Valley's General & Specialty Surgery Clinic surgeons are a part of the Breast Multidisciplinary Clinic (MDC) team. The MDC brings providers from different specialties together to collaborate with each patient to design a coordinated, comprehensive and personalized plan of care using nationally recognized best practice guidelines. 

Procedures performed include:

  • Mastectomy
  • Breast-conserving surgery "lumpectomy"

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

The cardiac electrophysiology (EP) service at Valley provides care for people with electrical issues of the heart, such as irregular heartbeat, also called arrhythmia. While it’s not unusual to feel like your heart flutters, races, or skips a beat, some heart arrhythmias don’t cause problems, while others require treatment. At Valley we are proud to offer electrophysiology, allowing us to both diagnose and treat electrical issues of the heart in our state-of-the-art EP lab. Experienced physicians and staff use the latest techniques to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. We use advanced 3D mapping and imaging technologies, helping get heartbeats back in sync through cardiac ablation, implantable devices such as pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and other treatments. 

Interventional Cardiology: Cardiac Catheterization

From evaluation to life-saving procedures, when patients need us most, we’re right here with state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs. Some types of heart disease improve with minimally invasive interventional procedures to open blocked vessels in the heart and restore blood flow. Common procedures include: angioplastycardiovascular stents and thrombus aspiration.

Read more about Heart & Vascular services at Valley. 

Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions and, when necessary, surgically treat problems using minimally invasive and robotic surgery for conditions, including:

  • Hemorrhoids, fistulas, and fissures
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse

Learn more about Valley's Colorectal Surgery Clinic

Our endocrine surgeon is one of very few fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons in Washington state, specializing in surgical care for benign and malignant disease of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

Valley's Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic doctors, otolaryngologists, are specially trained to diagnose and medically and surgically treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck in both children and adults.

Common procedures include treatment of skin lesions (cancer of face, neck, scalp) and vocal nodules, sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. Learn more about Valley's ENT Clinic. 

Procedures performed by Valley's gastroenterologists include: 

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Luminal stenting and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

Learn more about Valley's Gastroenterology Clinic. 

Valley's general surgeons perform a variety of common surgical procedures, including hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic), anti-reflux surgery, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), removal of soft tissue masses, a number of different cancer treatments, and more.

Learn more about Valley's General & Specialty Surgery Clinic

Valley's gynecologic oncology specialists treat cancers that affect a woman's reproductive tract including:

  • Uterine/endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian/fallopian tube/primary peritoneal cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar and vaginal cancer
  • Adnexal (ovarian) masses suspected of malignancy
  • Risk-reducing surgery for women at increased risk of developing malignancy secondary to hereditary syndromes

Learn more about Valley's Oncology & Hematology Clinic

Valley's gynecologic physicians and surgeons are experienced in hysterectomy, pelvic reconstructive surgery, myomectomyuterine fibroid embolizationtubal ligationendometrial ablation and hysteroscopy.

Learn more about gynecologic surgery. 

Valley's Joint Center was the first dedicated joint replacement center in the Pacific Northwest. The Joint Center and its surgeons, nurses and therapists are leaders in adopting the latest technology and recovery techniques for this rapidly changing area of medicine. Surgeries include:

 

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder & elbow
  • Hand & wrist
  • Foot & ankle

Valley’s neurosurgery team provides surgical treatment of illnesses of the brain, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system, featuring state-of-the-art image-guided surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery.

Read more about Neurosurgery at Valley. 

From check-ups to treatments, orthotics and surgery, Podiatry Clinic physicians are skilled in handling the foot and ankle needs of adults and children.

Common procedures include treatment of bunions and arthritis of the first toe joint (1st MTP). Learn more about Valley's Podiatry Clinic

The Spine Center brings together neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the treatment of upper back, lower back and neck injuries. One of the first groups in the Pacific Northwest to use vertebral disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion, our neurosurgeons are experienced in this advanced technique.

Spine surgery procedures performed include:

  • Decompressive laminectomies for stenosis
  • Laminectomies and discectomies for herniated discs
  • Posterior and anterior cervical fusions for disc problems
  • Single and multi-level disc replacement
  • Instability or spinal cord compression

In addition, the Spine Center is one of the few medical centers in the Seattle area to offer cervical disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. This procedure treats symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by degenerative disc disease in the neck, while preserving motion in the neck.

Urology Clinic physicians offer minimally invasive treatment options for both male and female patients and are specialists in endoscopic, laparoscopic and  robotic surgery. They specialize in management of kidney stones, benign prostate surgery, treatment of urinary incontinence, and surgical treatment of prostate, bladder, and kidney tumors.

Learn more about Valley's Urology Clinic. 

Valley's urogynecology providers utilize a comprehensive range of conservative and management options for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontience, an other pelvic floor disorders. 

Procedures include:

  • Vaginal reconstruction 
  • Robotic assisted sarocolpopexy
  • Surgical management of stress urinary incontinence

Learn more about Valley Women's Healthcare

Valley's vascular surgery team provides comprehensive care for conditions involving the arteries and veins throughout the body. Our specialty-trained surgeons are experienced in both minimally invasive procedures and complex surgeries and are supported by state-of-the-art resources at VMC, including a hybrid operating room and the latest endovascular technologies.

Common conditions treated by our vascular surgeons include peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins. For more, visit our Vascular & Endovascular Services page

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Valley uses 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 console, the surgeon controls four interactive robotic arms equipped with precision instruments. Powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology, the 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. 

Video: General Surgical Specialists Dr. Heather Wheeler and Dr. Greta Bernier demonstrate the surgical robot.