Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery

Photo of doctors performing surgery.

Surgeons and other healthcare professionals in the Surgery Department at Temecula Valley Hospital work with advanced equipment, tools and techniques for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.

A variety of same-day surgery procedures can be performed at TVH. Patient care begins with the physicians, who diagnose the most appropriate treatment. Their diagnosis provides the foundation for highly effective surgeries and recoveries. Surgeons use both traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. A professional perioperative team, including an anesthesiologist, a registered nurse and a specialty surgical technician, is always present in each operating room to ensure high-quality care. They assist in techniques that lower infection rates and help you heal faster.

The highly trained staff provides diagnostic and surgical procedures 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to meet the surgical needs of each patient.

Surgical Services

The Surgery Department's mission is to provide medically advanced, high-quality surgical services for all patients. The surgical expertise at TVH includes management of the most common ailments.

Service areas include:

  • Endoscopic
  • General surgery
    • Orthopedic
      • Total joint
      • Sports medicine
      • Podiatric
      • Spinal
    • Otolaryngology
      • Ear, nose and throat
    • Neurosurgery
      • Neurospinal
      • Craniotomy
    • Plastic surgery
    • Urology

    Minimally Invasive Surgery

    In the past, open surgery was the only option available to surgeons when they needed to see inside a patient's body or remove or repair an organ. But today, minimally invasive technology is changing the way doctors approach patient care.

    Previously, having surgery meant spending several days in a hospital and weeks in recovery, leaving you with lengthy scars. Today's new minimally invasive procedures have helped changed that. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small, pencil point sized holes in the body while video equipment provides a magnified view of the surgical site. Surgeons perform the surgery through the incisions so patients often experience smaller scars and faster recoveries.

    Minimally invasive procedures can offer many options for both the physician and the patient. Minimally invasive surgery is offered for orthopedics, the appendix, gallbladder, intestine, endometrium and other organs. Compared with traditional surgery, minimally invasive procedures may offer the following advantages:

    • Smaller incisions resulting in reduced pain and discomfort
    • Minimal scarring
    • Greater surgical precision
    • Enhanced visualization of the surgical site
    • Less trauma
    • Fewer complications
    • Less blood loss and a decreased need for blood transfusions
    • Reduced risk of infection
    • Shorter hospital stays
    • Faster recoveries

    Surgical Facilities and Equipment

    Our facilities include:

    • Pre-admission testing area
    • Same-day surgery area
    • Four operating rooms
    • Cardiovascular operating room
    • Two endoscopy suites
    • Minor procedure room
    • 9-bed recovery room

    The operating rooms include:

    • Suspended shelving to house equipment needed for surgical cases
    • High definition video
    • Flat panel monitors
    • LED lights in cameras
    • Computers
    • Automated medication delivery systems
    • In-room video monitoring
    • Direct access communication to a secure station

    This critical equipment helps our surgery team safely mange the operating room environment for the safety and health of our patients. There are nine recovery stations in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with the capability for continuous monitoring of:

    • Cardiac
    • Respiratory
    • Blood pressure
    • Pulse oximetry

    The PACU provides nursing care to patients that have received an anesthetic for surgical or procedural intervention on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

    If you need a referral to a physician at Temecula Valley Hospital, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 855-859-5203.