Surgical Services at Saint Joseph Hospital
When you choose us for surgery, you’ll be in the capable hands of an expert surgical team with a track record of success.
What sets us apart
When it comes to surgery, nothing matters more than experience. As Denver’s oldest private teaching hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital is home to some of Colorado’s best and most experienced surgeons, who serve as mentors and teachers to the next generation. We’re equipped with the latest technology, and many of our physicians are trained in robotic-assisted surgery and other innovative techniques.
In addition to two robotic surgical systems, Saint Joseph Hospital is home to an intraoperative CT scanner that gives surgeons a more detailed view of the area in which they are operating in real time. We use hybrid technology to perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. For some specialties, such as heart surgery and neurosurgery, we provide dedicated rooms to address specialized needs.
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:
- Bariatric surgery
- Brain and spine surgery
- Cancer surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery, including TAVR, a minimally invasive procedure for valve replacement
- 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.