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Surgical Services

General Surgery

Elective and Emergency Surgery


The General Surgery team at Poudre Valley Health System performs a wide variety of elective and emergency procedures. These include:

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Whenever possible and appropriate for each patient, minimally invasive surgery is performed. Minimally invasive surgery allows patients to benefit from: less pain, fewer complications, and shorter recovery times.


These surgeries include:

  • Laparoscopic colon procedures
  • Laparoscopic appendectomies (removal of appendix)
  • Laparoscopic hernia repairs
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass operations
  • Thoracoscopic procedures for lung disease
  • Thoracic Surgery

  • Thoracic surgery is used to treat conditions of the chest, heart, lungs, and major arteries and veins.

State-of-the-Art Operating Rooms

Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies have many pieces of specialized equipment used in the General Surgery suites. The operating rooms contain a surgical robotic system, videoscopes, fiber optic scopes, surgical cameras, a cell saver and a neoprobe (gamma detection system that measures radiation). Doppler ultrasound to measure blood flow or pulses, a harmonic scalpel that can seal or close a cut after it has been made, and an AESOP robotic arm that positions and moves the surgeon's scope in a Laparoscopic surgery by responding to voice commands.

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