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Surgery Services

Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX, offers patients in the Rio Grande Valley advanced surgical care, including general surgery, orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, ob/gyn and more.

Our highly qualified staff of physicians, nurses and surgical support staff treat you like family. We help our patients through the entire journey, from surgery prep through the follow-up after discharge. We take the time to answer any questions you or your family members may have about your procedure, including how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during the surgery, and getting back to normal during surgery recovery.

Patients can save time by pre-registering for procedures online at least 48-hours before the procedure (when possible). Patients that use our online hospital pre-registration scheduling service can cut their wait time at the hospital by up to an hour.

General Surgery

Some of the general surgical procedures we do at our hospital include:

  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Hernia repair surgery

Minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy are available for most procedures depending on each patient’s needs and situation. For instance, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (also called a lap chole) uses three tiny incisions to remove a diseased gallbladder.

Orthopedic: Custom Knee Replacement

At Valley Regional, total knee replacements are completed with Signature™ system customized implants. A 3D model of the knee is used to create a replacement joint made specifically to fit each patient. Customized joints mean a better fit, which in turn means a more comfortable recovery, a faster return to activities of daily living and better outcomes. Our orthopedic surgery services also include total hip replacements and advanced shoulder procedures.

Neurosurgery & Sinus Procedures: 3D Navigation

Why is 3D navigation important for neurosurgery and sinus procedures? This advanced imaging system give surgeons a 3D map of the skull during surgery, making it much easier and faster to get to the areas being targeted. More precise targeting means less time under anesthesia and a faster recovery for patients need brain surgery or sinus procedures.

Back & Spine Surgery

If surgery for your back or neck pain is needed, Valley Regional Medical Center offers experienced surgeons using advanced technologies.

For instance, kyphoplasty is a back surgery in which a small balloon is inserted into a spinal fracture to realign the spine. A cement-like material is then used to stabilize the bone. This procedure is available on an outpatient basis for many people struggling with osteoporosis back pain.

Full Range of Surgical Specialties

Valley Regional Medical Center offers the a full range of surgical specialties, including:

  • Heart surgery, including minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery with laparoscopic vein harvesting
  • Ob/Gyn surgery including C-sections and minimally invasive laparoscopic assisted hysterectomies
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery including tonsil surgery and throat surgery
  • Endoscopy surgery including bronchial thermoplasty to reduce the severity of asthma attacks
  • Colorectal surgery including laparoscopic assisted colectomy (colon surgery)
  • Adult & pediatric dental surgery for patients that need sedation during dental treatments
  • Kidney and kidney stone surgery
  • Prostate surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Infusion therapy, transfusions, PICC lines and more

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