Surgical Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center
When you choose St. Mary’s Medical Center for surgery, you’ll be in the capable hands of an expert surgical team with a track record of success.
Skilled specialists for the Western Slope
At St. Mary’s Medical Center, you have access to some of the most skilled surgeons and the latest technology available in western Colorado and eastern Utah, whether your surgery is common or complex. This means that for most surgeries you can get the care you need without traveling hundreds of miles to a major city such as Denver or Salt Lake City. We provide robotic-assisted surgery, weight loss surgery, and the only complete heart surgery program in western Colorado.
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
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery
- Orthopedic surgery, including hip replacement, knee replacement and orthopedic neck and spine surgery
- Pediatric 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.