Sanpete Valley Hospital Surgical Services provides many of the same surgery options available at a larger hospital, but with the comforts of being close to home for your care and recovery. Our surgical teams provide use advanced technology and high-quality care to provide same-day surgery and inpatient surgery options, helping you on your journey to return back to normal activities.

Expanded Surgical Services

Our newly expanded Surgical Services department features operating and procedure rooms, pre-operating rooms to keep up with the growing healthcare needs of our community. But, while our facility and services grow, we still believe in treating each of our patients as individuals, and will work with you to help you be informed and involved during each step of your care with us.

Our Most Common Surgical Services

We offer a variety of surgical services including:

  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Podiatry, foot, and ankle surgery

Preparing for Surgery


Before Surgery

  • Your surgery date with Sanpete Valley Hospital Surgical Services will be scheduled by your surgeon’s office.
  • A few days before to your surgery you will get a call to register you for your procedure/surgery. During the call, you will be asked questions about your insurance, and at that time, may be asked to pay your insurance co-payment.
  • One day before your surgery, one of our nurses will call you to answer any of your questions, and give instructions to avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight. The nurse will also give you the arrival time that you will need to check into the surgical services area the next day for your surgery.

Day of Surgery

Arriving at the Hospital

  • Parking: On the day of your surgery, please use the Surgical Services parking lot and entrance located on the southwest side of the building.
  • Checking In: Once inside, check-in with the receptionist at the desk.


  • Once registered, you will be escorted to a pre-op room. The nurse will review your health history, take your vital signs, and start an IV.
  • It is necessary that you remove all jewelry before your surgery, including wedding rings, watches, and all body piercings.
  • Your nurse anesthetist will talk to you about your anesthetic options. Your surgeon will also come by to talk to you before surgery to answer any questions that you may have.
  • You will then be taken to the operating room by your Operating Room nurse or nurse anesthetist. Your visitors will be asked to wait for you in the Operating Room waiting area.

After Surgery

  • After your surgery is over, you will be taken to the recovery room where nurses will monitor you. While you are monitored, your surgeon will talk to your visitors in the waiting area to report on your surgery.
  • Discharge time will be based on your status and progress with three criteria — breathing, pain levels, and ability to get up/walk (if allowed after surgery).
  • When you are ready to be discharged, your nurse will review a packet with specific instructions from your surgeon and from the hospital, and answer any of your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I eat or drink past midnight before my surgery?

Because acid in your stomach can cause problems while you are under anesthesia, it’s important that you arrive for your surgery with an empty stomach.

What if I have special needs: disability, language, etc.?

Our team will work with you to care for any need you may have. This includes our free interpretation services that are available 24 hours a day.

Should I bring someone with me?

You may bring two visitors with you. Please, no visitors under the age 12 years. Please plan for a responsible person to drive you home after you are discharged. It’s recommended that you have someone with you for 24 hours after you return home from surgery.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring:

  • Your insurance card
  • A photo ID
  • Any cash or credit card payment for co-pays
  • Loose, comfortable clothing to wear