Surgical Services at Lutheran Medical Center
When you choose Lutheran Medical Center for surgery, you’ll be in the capable hands of an expert surgical team with a track record of success.
What sets us apart
Our campus is home to Bridges Health and Wellness Center, which specializes in providing integrated therapies such as acupuncture and massage. Our holistic surgical path will guide you through complementary healing elements that support you as you prepare for and recover from surgery. As part of our commitment to patients, Lutheran Medical Center is making use of aromatherapy in our surgical care.
You may need surgery for any number of reasons. Perhaps you were in a bad accident or have just received a cancer diagnosis. You could have a loved one who has a GI issue or a heart concern. Any of these conditions may need a surgical procedure.
In addition to general surgery, which treats a broad range of conditions, our surgical services include:
- Brain and spine surgery
- Cancer surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery
- Orthopedic surgery, including hip replacement, knee replacement and orthopedic neck and spine surgery
Types of Surgery
At one time having surgery meant having to stay in the hospital a few days. Today, advancements in minimally invasive procedures, pain control and anesthesia often make it possible to go home the same day.
Technology has transformed surgical care. Often you can avoid the need for large incisions or long healing times. Some surgeries are inpatient, meaning we admit you to the hospital for recovery and monitoring. Others are outpatient, or ambulatory, allowing you to go home the day of your procedure. Your doctor will determine the best approach for you, based on your diagnosis and health needs.
Learn more about the types of surgery you might have below.