General and vascular surgery

General surgery includes many types of operations, but its primary focus is the abdominal organs: stomach, liver, glands and colon.

Vascular surgery involves treating conditions that affect your arteries and veins, typically in the neck and legs.

UCHealth offers general surgery and vascular surgery at multiple Colorado Front Range facilities.

How multiple surgical approaches benefit you

Because no two people develop a health condition in the same way, the surgical professionals at UCHealth are highly skilled in multiple surgical approaches. That allows us to tailor your treatment to fit your specific needs.

We offer:

  • Minimally invasive surgery. An advanced approach that involves tiny instruments – including miniature cameras on thin, flexible tubes inserted through body openings or small incisions to perform a variety of surgical procedures.
    • Laparoscopic surgery. Used to repair most hernias, perform gastric bypass (weight loss) surgery or remove the gallbladder, appendix and colon tissues.
    • Thorascopic surgery. Used to treat conditions of the chest, heart, lungs, and major arteries and veins.
    • Robotic-assisted surgery. Uses advanced miniaturized and computer-aided technology to help surgeons precisely perform complex, intricate and delicate procedures with detailed images and pinpoint accuracy.
  • Open surgery. A traditional approach that involves cutting the skin and tissues, allowing surgeons to directly see and touch internal structures or organs; used to remove or repair organs, such as kidneys.

Whenever possible, your surgeon will explain the option of minimally invasive surgery using our advanced technology tools. Minimally invasive procedures often carry benefits of smaller incisions, less pain, fewer complications and faster recovery.

Surgical procedures performed at UCHealth

At UCHealth, our general and vascular surgery teams, including board-certified surgeons, perform a variety of elective and emergency procedures, including: