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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advanced surgical options in the Shenandoah Valley

Valley Health offers a comprehensive suite of surgical services through a network of six hospitals and multiple outpatient surgery centers in Virginia and West Virginia. As advanced, minimally invasive surgical approaches have continued to evolve, so have we. Our focus is on providing our patients with the most effective treatment possible while minimizing pain, scarring and recovery time. Through a variety of innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques we are able to get our patients up and moving quicker, with less pain, and restore them to an active lifestyle sooner.

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Less pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Minimal scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays (many procedures are performed in an outpatient setting, so you can go home the day of surgery)
  • Reduced use of narcotic pain medication
  • Quicker return to active living

Our skilled surgeons know that the smaller the incision, the faster the healing process. That’s why we offer minimally invasive surgery, including robot-assisted surgery, for a variety of conditions and disease states. Our dedicated surgeons take the time to review every treatment option with their patients, providing a truly personalized health care experience, and helping you make the decision that’s right for you.

Areas of Specialty

Robotic Surgery
At Winchester Medical Center, we’re using the latest generation surgical robot, the da Vinci® Xi™, to perform advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat several types of cancer. Robotic technology augments our ability to perform highly complex procedures through small incisions. The advantages of robotic surgery include improved visualization and technical maneuverability, which can lead to better outcomes for patients, such as shorter hospital stays and fewer complications.

  • Surgical Oncology
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Small Intestine (bowel) Cancer
    • Stomach (gastric) Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Thoracic Oncology
    • Lung Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer

Cardiovascular & Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Heart Valve Repair
    • Mitral Valve Replacement (Trans-Catheter Mitral Valve Replacement – TMVR)
    • Aortic Valve Replacement (Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement – TAVR)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Ablation
    • ‚ÄčAblation
    • Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
    • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
    • Lung Cancer Resections
    • Esophageal Cancer Resections
    • Pleural Diseases (e.g. Mesothelioma)

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopy
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
    • All-Inside ACL Repair
  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Hand surgery


  • Spine Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Disc Replacement
    • XLIF
  • Cerebral Aneurysms
    • Endovascular Coiling (embolization)
    • Surgical Repair (clipping)
  • Brain and Spine Tumors
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
    • Tumor Resection
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release

Gynecologic Surgery

  • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Cytoreductive Surgery

General Surgery

Surgical Oncology

  • Breast Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer

Thoracic Surgery

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Disease of the pleura and chest wall
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Achalasia
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Diseases of the diaphragm including hiatal hernias
  • Heart block and other electrophysiological disorders of the heart

Thoracic Procedures Include:

  • Minimally invasive lung resections
    • Segmentectomies
    • Lobectomies
    • Pneumonectomies
  • Minimally invasive pleurodesis and placement of Pleur-X catheters for recurrent pleural effusion
  • Minimally invasive decortication for empyema
  • Minimally invasive pleurectomy for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Minimally invasive esophageal resection
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Repair of esophageal diverticula
  • Mediastinoscopy and resection of mediastinal tumors
  • Resection of chest wall tumors with reconstruction of the chest wall
  • Repair of diaphragmatic hernias and eventrations
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