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Surgical Services

Our staff and facility strive to create a warm, caring environment in which we provide excellent care. Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) provides surgical services—elective and emergency—to patients.

VVRMC features six surgery rooms. Our surgical services team works together to provide each patient with comprehensive, personalized attention directed toward the best surgical outcome. The operating room is staffed by a variety of personnel who specialize in the care of surgical patients.

In addition to the surgeon, other key personnel include nurses, operating room technicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesia technicians, certified first assistants, central sterile technicians and support personnel.

Our surgery team consistently rates 99% in customer satisfaction surveys.

Services Provided

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Many local OB-GYN physicians serve our community by providing surgical services as needed at VVRMC.
We have quality standards in place to make sure each one is vetted.

Procedures and services available include:

  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Cerclage
  • Anterior and posterior repairs
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Segmental salpingectomy (open or laparoscopic)
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Hysterectomy, LEEP
  • Cesarean section (c-section) among other procedures and surgeries

Contact your OB-GYN to see what services they can provide for you.

Urological Surgery

Our facility provides the most up-to-date equipment for treatment of kidney and urinary tract stones. The new 120-watt laser provides the ability to treat stones without the long delays of waiting for a provider to bring a laser to Del Rio.

Dental Surgery

Dental rehabilitation is available for children with tooth decay and those who are challenged by significant physical and emotional limitations. Primary teeth are important for children, and problems such as baby bottle tooth decay can play a crucial role in a child's tooth anatomy and development. Our surgical team is sensitive and understands that a child's needs differ from those of an adult. VVRMC is here to help manage your child's dental needs.

Podiatric Surgery

Making the decision to have surgery can be tough, but at VVRMC, we are devoted to giving you comfortable and affordable care with the best surgical staff Del Rio has to offer.

We offer various surgical solutions for conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related lower extremity structures. Patients with joint and ligament problems, as well as those with congenital deformities, are given the opportunity for surgical treatment. Many people can now benefit from surgery with minimal postoperative discomfort.

Some of the treatments we offer are:

  • Correction of Achilles tendon problems
  • Treatment of arthritis of the foot
  • Removal of bone spurs
  • Bunion surgery
  • Removal of cysts and ganglions
  • Reconstructive forefoot and rear foot surgery
  • Correction of hammer, mallet and claw toes
  • Treatment of neuromas
  • Removal of plantar corns
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Our surgical unit handles a broad range of orthopedic procedures, from repairing arm dislocations to ACL and meniscus tears in the knee. Bone, joint and muscle problems can take a toll on your health and daily living. Restricted movement and mobility make it difficult to perform everyday tasks and can lead to more health problems. Our providers possess significant surgical expertise that enables them to care for numerous orthopedic conditions with the newest in treatments individualized for each patient.

Some of the conditions we treat are:

  • ACL injury
  • Arthritis and gout
  • Bursitis
  • Hand, elbow and wrist conditions
  • Foot and ankle injuries and pain
  • Fractures
  • Hip pain and replacement
  • Joint inflammation
  • Knee injuries, pain and replacement
  • Shoulder pain and replacement
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendonitis

"Go local" when it comes to any of your orthopedic needs, and let VVRMC provide you with our rehabilitation services to help you recover.

Visiting Clinic Surgeries

VVRMC offers services from Visiting Clinics. These physicians also have surgical privileges at VVRMC.

Ear, nose, and throat surgeries include:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Frenotomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinoplasty

Some of the peripheral vascular surgeries include:

  • Arteriovascular (AV)
  • Fistula creation
  • AV fistula repair
  • AV graft

General Surgery

VVRMC provides a broad range of minimally invasive procedures. We offer laparoscopic surgery, which reduces pain and hemorrhaging with smaller incisions for a shorter recovery time.

Our surgeons and staff are ready to help you through a quick procedure and a speedy recovery. Our goal is to pursue excellence in patient care and service. Each year, we perform thousands of surgical procedures covering a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care.

These are a few of our surgical procedures:

  • Endoscopy screening (gastroscopy/colonoscopy).
  • Gynecology.
  • Gallbladder surgery.
  • Hernia repair.
  • Acute care surgery (critical care and trauma).
  • Endocrine surgery.
  • Surgical oncology.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.