Surgery Services

Surgery Services

Your doctor may recommend surgery for many reasons. Surgical procedures can help relieve pain, reduce symptoms, improve or restore function, find problems, repair or replace malfunctioning organs and tissues or save your life.

Comprehensive Surgery Services Close to Home

When you or a loved one need a surgical procedure, you want the highest level of expertise from dedicated professionals with extensive education, training and experience who also develop and use innovative techniques that help you heal as quickly as possible.

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Multidisciplinary Team, Personalized Treatment

That’s why you want to choose the surgery specialists at OU Health in Oklahoma City, Edmond and Tulsa. You and your doctors and specialists will work with a team of surgical experts and healthcare providers from multiple disciplines, surgery specialties and subspecialties, and related services to review your particular situation and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Access to Research and Clinical Trials

In addition, you gain access to the ongoing scientific research and clinical trials of Oklahoma’s only academic health system, where pioneering discoveries and continual developments translate into improvements in surgical services for you and everyone in Oklahoma and across our region.

Innovative Surgical Techniques & Options

At OU Health, you may take advantage of a wide range of surgical procedures and techniques, including traditional open surgery using incisions of various sizes that allow your surgeon to directly see inside your body. If needed after a procedure at OU Health hospitals, you’re assured of receiving top-notch surgery critical care to support your short-term recovery and long-term positive outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

If appropriate for your condition, your doctor or care team may recommend minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery that incorporates high-definition image guidance and precision technology to allow for smaller incisions that can help speed your healing. Minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopy, often can apply to conditions ranging from hernia repair and thyroid or gallbladder removal to knee replacement, benign growths or abdominal and intestinal issues, among others. This approach also may allow you and your doctor or care team to consider same-day surgery as an option for many procedures, including diagnostic biopsy, that once required a hospital stay.

Surgery Services for Your Health Condition

Whether you and your care team choose a traditional open procedure or minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, you can rely on the experienced surgeons and specialists at OU Health to perform the procedure you need for nearly any health condition, including:

  • Abdominal, digestive, intestinal – Appendix, gallbladder, small intestine, peritoneal neoplasms, spleen, stomach; enteral access (G-tubes, J-tubes), peritoneal dialysis access, complex abdominal problems
  • Anti-reflux, esophagus – Fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD); LINX implant placement
  • Burn and wound care – Skin grafts; post-trauma care
  • Cardiac and cardiovascular – Aortic and cardiac valve repair or replacement, arrhythmias, coronary bypass, aneurysm and complex conditions such as a torn aorta, aortic root, aortic arch, descending thoracic aorta, adult congenital heart situations
  • Colon and rectal – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse and defecation dysfunction, anorectal disease (abscess, fistula, fissure), enterocutaneous fistula; colon, rectal, anal cancers; complex surgeries using open, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted techniques such as transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • Emergency and trauma – Level 1 trauma care; emergency general surgery (EGS) applies trauma care principles, organized teams available 24/7, evidence-based processes and continuous quality improvement to all emergency surgery situations
  • Gynecologic – Complex benign conditions; endometriosis; uterine fibroids; ovarian cysts; hysterectomy and more
  • Head and neck, endocrine – Larynx, throat, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands
  • Hernia repair – Routine and complex conditions, including hiatal, inguinal, incisional/ventral, paraesophageal, umbilical
  • Metabolic and bariatric – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy
  • Neurologic – Brain, nervous system
  • Organ transplant – Kidney, liver, pancreas, blood and bone marrow
  • Orthopedic – Bone and joint conditions; sports-related injury; joint preservation
  • Plastic and reconstructive – Congenital conditions, head and facial trauma, post-cancer/surgery/trauma reconstruction, abdominal reconstruction
  • Surgical oncology – Conditions related to cancers such as breast, colon and rectal, kidney, liver, pancreas (Whipple procedure), bile duct and gallbladder, stomach and esophagus, thoracic and lung, soft tissues and skin (sarcoma / melanoma)
  • Thoracic – Lung, chest wall, esophagus; congenital conditions, trauma
  • Urogynecologic – Pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction, vaginal septum, fistula
  • Urologic – Urinary or fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary tract infection
  • Vascular and endovascular, including:
    • Aortic aneurysm – Abdominal, thoracic; dissections, debranching; EVAR, TEVAR, FEVAR endovascular repair
    • Carotid artery – Endarterectomy, stenting, transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) Center of Excellence
    • Limb preservation – Multidisciplinary team with expertise in peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot infection; individualized decision making
    • Peripheral vascular conditions – Bypass, endovascular
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Thrombolysis – Arterial and venous
    • Varicose veins – Radiofrequency ablation, non-thermal vein ablation
    • Vascular / percutaneous access for hemodialysis – First in US and only one in Oklahoma to perform incisionless fistula creation; expert intervention and repair of difficult access points; advanced noninvasive vascular lab with Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) designation

Pediatric Surgery

For children and adolescents who need surgery, you can trust the extensively trained pediatric surgeons at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health who understand that children’s growing bodies need specialized approaches to surgical care. You benefit from surgery services for children tailored to fit the specific needs of each child or teen.

Your Surgery Services Team

The board-certified, fellowship-trained surgery specialists and others on your OU Health multidisciplinary care team both perform your procedure and serve as faculty members who teach the next generation of healthcare and surgical professionals. You benefit from their participation in the latest research, experiments and clinical trials to help develop and refine advanced techniques and innovative treatments that help improve your care.

Teaching Oklahoma's Surgeons

That’s also where OU Health surgery professionals teach the next generation of surgeons who carry on the rich history and tradition of top-quality healthcare and exceptional surgical education designed to ensure you and your fellow Oklahomans receive the surgery services you need to live full and healthful lives.

Focused on Outcomes

Your expert OU Health surgery care team may include internationally recognized, top-notch surgeons who invented or perfected innovative techniques that help speed your recovery. Your team also may involve surgical residents, interns, nurses and healthcare specialists from multiple disciplines who focus on helping you achieve the best possible outcomes for your specific situation.

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