Award-winning surgical care in Richmond, Virginia
At Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, nationally renowned surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment to perform groundbreaking procedures every day. With our highly advanced surgical unit, combined with our outstanding recovery facilities, we provide the ideal environment for your surgery. Our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and case managers will help you move through the recovery process as smoothly as possible.
To learn more about our surgical care services, call (804) 254-5100.
Surgical and endoscopic services
Our highly skilled surgeons perform a variety of surgical and endoscopic services, including:
- Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical program
- daVinci® robotic surgical program
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery (hernia and gallbladder removals)
- Urological surgery
- General surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Orthopedic surgery, including total joint replacement
- Plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery (liposuction, breast augmentation/reduction/reconstruction, face lifts and more)
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that lets your gastrointestinal specialist look inside your body using an instrument called an endoscope, or scope, with a fiber-optic camera attached. These procedures are performed in a comfortable suite, separate from our surgical unit, which includes a pre-operative area, endoscopic procedure rooms, a recovery area and a waiting room for loved ones during your stay.
How to prepare for your procedure
Unless your surgeon or doctor instructs otherwise, keep these guidelines in mind as you prepare for your surgery:
- Stop eating and drinking at midnight the night before your surgery.
- Take your prescribed heart, blood pressure, asthma, thyroid, seizure or pain medications, as discussed with your doctor, with just enough water to swallow them and inform your doctor and care team if you are taking blood thinners for any reason.
- Stop taking insulin the day of your surgery.
- Bathe or shower prior to your procedure and don’t apply makeup or lotions.
- Wear comfortable clothing and remove all jewelry (including body piercings).
- Leave valuables, credit cards and money at home.
- Bring containers for glasses, dentures or hearing aids, and place them in their containers before entering the operating room.
- Pack a small bag with what you’ll need for an overnight stay, including pajamas, slippers and any desired toiletries to make your stay more comfortable.
Following your procedure, your doctors will provide information about your surgery and continued care to your caregiver. Depending on the use of anesthetics during your procedure, you may be taken to a post-anesthesia care unit to continuously monitor blood pressure. Let your nurse know about any symptoms you experience after your surgery, even if they seem normal, such as dry mouth or blurred vision.
Your doctor or nurse determines when it is appropriate for you to return home or be moved to a post-operative room to continue recovery. Before discharge, you will be given written instructions on how to care for yourself at home and who to call with questions you may have during recovery.