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Surgical Services

Surgical TeamOur 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

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.

Ophthalmology

Are you considering cataract surgery? There are many questions you should consider when making this decision. A prime candidate for surgery displays many symptoms, including:

  • Blurry vision.
  • Colors seem faded.
  • Poor night vision.
  • Frequent prescription changes in glasses or contact lenses.

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to remove the natural lens in the eye when it becomes clouded and replace it with an artificial lens in order to restore clear vision. Cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States and is also considered among the safest and most effective surgeries performed.

We offer both phacoemulsification and standard extracapsular cataract extraction surgeries. Phacoemulsification, or small-incision surgery, uses ultrasound to break up the waves in pieces. This is the most common method of surgery for cataracts. Standard extracapsular cataract extraction carefully removes the lens in one piece. Both procedures are considered outpatient surgery.

Our surgeons are ready to assist you on your journey back to clear vision. Talk with your eye care provider about touring our facility.

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.

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.

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

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.