Utah Valley Hospital Surgical Services provides a broad range of same-day and inpatient surgical procedures. Our team provides safe and compassionate care using advanced surgical technology so patients can heal appropriately and return to normal activity.
We are recognized in the community for advanced care and high levels of patient satisfaction. While helping you heal, we focus on keeping you informed and involved in every stage of your care, and listen and respond to your questions and needs with compassion and respect.
We have two surgical areas on the Utah Valley Hospital campus to better serve patients and meet the needs of a growing community. The Utah Valley Outpatient Surgical Center specializes in outpatient procedures, while Utah Valley Hospital Surgical Services provides both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
While a wide variety of surgical procedures are performed at Utah Valley Hospital, the following are the most common:
The following are the most common procedures performed at our outpatient surgical center:
After surgery you will recover in a same-day surgery bed, or your bed on a nursing unit, depending on the nature of your surgery. Post-op nurses will monitor your pain, your breathing patterns, and if you will be able to get up and walk after surgery. These three criteria are the basis on which we can discharge you from the hospital. We work with you to keep your pain at a tolerable level, your breathing easy and unlabored, and make sure you will be able to walk without difficulty.
You will receive a packet with specific instructions from your surgeon, as well as instructions from the hospital when you are discharged to go home. The nurse will go over these instructions with you before you leave and answer any of your questions.
We need to have your stomach as empty and free from acid before surgery. The acid in your stomach can be especially dangerous while you are under anesthesia.
DO take your heart, blood pressure, asthma, or seizure medications with a sip of water on the morning of your procedure. DO NOT take any other medications unless directed by your physician.
We will work with you to take care of any need you may have. Interpretation services are free and available 24 hours a day.
The pre-op hop is a fun, interactive class and tour for children ages 2 to 12 who are having surgery at Utah Valley Hospital. Children and parents will enjoy the following activities:
Register your child by calling (801) 357-8374. Tours occur Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Meet in the hospital main lobby near the Surgical Services check-in desk.
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