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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures, like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures, such as joint replacement.

Surgical treatment in Aurora, Colorado

We know surgery can be stressful, and we do everything we can do relieve that stress.

At The Medical Center of Aurora, our multidisciplinary surgical team works closely with you to decide the best treatment option to for your individual needs. Additionally, with advanced surgical options, such as minimally invasive robotic technology, you receive effective treatments with shorter recovery time.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Surgical services we provide

We work one-on-one with you to provide all possible options and resources for treatment, with a range of surgical procedures designed to help you heal quickly.

Surgical procedures we offer

Our surgeons are experienced in performing a variety of procedures, including:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Amputation
  • Appendix removal
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endovenous ablation
  • Esophagectomy
  • Esophagus surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery, including gynecologic cancer surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Kidney surgery
  • Low back pain surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Podiatry
  • Plastic surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Brain surgery

We provide surgical treatment for a variety of neurological conditions, including strokes, brain aneurysms and tumor removals. Through our partnership with Colorado Chiari Institute, we offer the following services and procedures:

  • 3D brain mapping
  • Brain clippings and coilings
  • Chiari malformation treatment

Heart and vascular surgery

We offer a comprehensive program for heart and vascular surgery, including leading-edge, complex procedures, such as transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR). TCAR is a new, innovative vascular procedure designed to reduce the risk of stroke or treat stroke. During a TCAR procedure, a small incision (much smaller than a typical carotid endarterectomy incision) is used to place a stent in the artery.

We are one of the first hospitals in Colorado to offer the TCAR procedure, as well as other minimally invasive treatment options for vascular disease.

Orthopedic and spine surgery

Our orthopedic and spine surgery program offers comprehensive orthopedic care, from preoperative assessment and education to follow-up care and rehabilitation.

We offer the following for patients:

  • Hand surgery
  • Targeted muscle reinnervation
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Shoulder treatment
  • Spine rehabilitation
  • Spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery

During a minimally invasive spine surgery, the surgeon makes a very small incision and uses specialized instruments to operate. The lasers are not used to cut or make the incisions, but rather to remove tissue or tumors from the affected area.

Thoracic surgery

Our thoracic program provides advanced care for patients with thoracic malignancies, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, chest wall tumors and mediastinal masses. We use advanced, less invasive techniques, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and laparoscopic procedures. We also provide access to leading-edge clinical trials.


Advanced robot-assisted surgery

Our surgeons are committed to safely and efficiently getting our patients back to their lives. When possible, one of the ways we can do that is through minimally invasive robotic surgery.

During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at a robotic system console several feet from you in the operating room. The surgeon views your body through a high-definition, 3D system while using hand controls to move robotic arms, which have been inserted strategically through small incisions. The robotic arms mirror the surgeon’s motions on a much smaller scale, providing the surgeon more accuracy and precision than the human hand alone.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Most critically, this type of minimally invasive surgery is able to accomplish with a series of tiny incisions what could typically be accomplished with a more centralized, larger incision in traditional, open surgery. This method of surgery leads to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
Robotic surgeries we perform

Our doctors perform a variety of surgeries using robot-assisted technology, including:

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Hysterectomy
  • Kidney surgery
  • Lobectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Thymectomy

Ask your doctor if robotic surgery is an option for you, as your personal health may disqualify you from eligibility. Your doctor will consider your health history and current condition when assessing robotic surgery as a viable treatment option.


Outpatient pharmacy services

Your doctor may prescribe medication after your surgery. Because of this, we offer convenient pharmacy services at our outpatient pharmacy. Here, you may order your medications, and we'll deliver them to your hospital room before discharge.

We hope this service makes your transition home easier and more convenient.

Our Surgery Locations

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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600

Currently Viewing:

The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
 (303) 695 - 2600
Denver Endoscopy Center
8155 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80230
 (303) 344-4844

4.0 miles

Centrum Surgical Center
8200 E Belleview Ave
Suite 300E
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
 (303) 290-0600

5.7 miles