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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 percent 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.

What the Urology Clinic can do for you:

Diagnose and treat a numerous urological issues.
Provide care for everyone: from babies to the elderly as well as caring for both men and women.
Surgical Services including a no needle, no scalpel vasectomy.
Diagnose and treat the conditions listed and more.
Save you time and money by providing follow up surgical care here at home.

Post-Surgical Care

Although every urological surgical procedure can not be done at VVRMC, post-surgical follow-up care can be provided. Referring post-surgical patients to local services saves them both time, money and lowers the stress involved with multiple trips out of town for follow-up care.

If you should have a urological surgical procedure away from Val Verde Regional Medical Center, ask your surgeon to refer you to VVRMC’s Urology Clinic for follow-up care. You will receive excellent care while saving time and money.

UROLOGICAL CONDITIONS TREATED

Bladder Calculi
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Condyloma Acuminata
Epididymitis / Orchitis
Edema – External Genitalia
Epididymal Mass
Elevated Prostate Specific
Antigen (PSA)
Erectile Dysfunction
Frequency and Urgency - Voiding
Hematuria - Adult
Hematuria – Pediatric
Hematospermia
Hydrocele (Adult and Pediatric)
Male Infertility
Nephrocalcinosis
Nephrolithiasis
Pneumaturia
Post-Surgical follow up care
Premature Ejaculation
Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial
Prostatitis, Chronic Bacterial
Prostate Nodule
Proteinuria
Pyelonephritis, Acute
Renal Mass
Scrotal Mass
Undescended Testicle
Urethral Mass
Urinary Incontinence,
Adult and Pediatric
Urinary Tract Infection

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 to name a few

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