Advanced surgical treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah

When you need a hospital for specialized surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah, you can count on St. Mark’s Hospital. Our expert surgeons and medical staff use advanced technology to perform effective surgical procedures and promote healthy recoveries.

For more information about our surgical procedures at St. Mark's Hospital, call (801) 268-7119 for inpatient surgery services or (801) 685-6400 outpatient surgery services.

Comprehensive surgical care

At St. Mark’s Hospital, we stay at the forefront of all types of medicine, and surgery is no exception. Our accredited anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and surgeons are leaders in their respective fields and are continually training and advancing their education.

Because of this, most of our surgical procedures do not require lengthy hospital stays. In fact, many require no overnight stay at all. However, in each instance, your physician will thoroughly discuss your condition and the recommended treatment plan.

Hybrid operating rooms

In addition to state-of-the-art surgical equipment, we offer access to hybrid operating rooms (ORs) that contain advanced imaging equipment needed for minimally invasive techniques. Having the ability to perform imaging studies in the same room as surgery eliminates the need to move patients during a procedure.

Patients also benefit from:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less radiation used during imaging
  • Reduced need for intensive care
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter procedure times

Innovative surgical technology

Within our hybrid ORs, we offer access to advanced surgical imaging systems that enable faster, more precise and less invasive procedures, in a reduced radiation environment. This technology gives surgeons images to view in the OR, allowing for crisp, real-time, multi-plane 3D and 2D images. Better still, the surgeons now have a 360-degree view of screw placements, when necessary, sparing difficult and costly revisions.

We also offer a surgical navigation system that allows surgeons to precisely track their surgical instruments in relation to patient anatomy, even as that anatomy is moving and shifting. The system uses a high-resolution widescreen monitor that gives surgeons a vivid view of navigation images.

These devices reduce risk, quicken recovery and optimize physicians’ surgical skills, as well as offer more precision and better outcomes for our patients.

Surgical specialties we offer

We offer access to a wide range of surgical specialties to ensure patients receive the care they need.

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery—also referred to as weight loss surgery—is an effective tool for patients needing to lose excessive weight. We provide a variety of bariatric surgery options as well as weight loss resources through our weight management center.

We offer the following weight loss procedures:

  • Gastric bypass
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Duodenal switch

Eye surgery

Our specialized ophthalmologic surgeons perform a variety of eye and vision-related surgeries, including:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplant
  • Emergency eye surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Refractive eye surgery
  • Retinal detachment repair
  • Surgery for retinal diseases
  • Vitrectomy

Gallbladder surgery

When lifestyle changes or medication management are not an effective method to treat gallbladder conditions, gallbladder surgery—or a cholecystectomy—may be needed.

Gallbladder surgery is now generally performed through a manual laparoscopic procedure. During the procedure, your surgeon makes several small incisions in your abdomen, providing them access to your gallbladder for repair or removal. This minimally invasive procedure was designed to minimize pain and blood loss while also speeding up patient recovery times.

Gastroenterology surgery

Our gastroenterology team performs surgeries to treat conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We offer a variety of advanced procedures, including robotic colorectal surgery.

General surgery

Our general surgeons will work with you to one-on-one to diagnose conditions, make recommendations for treatment and offer consultations on urgent surgical matters.

Some of the general surgical procedures we perform most often include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Splenectomy

Gynecological surgery

Our highly trained gynecologic surgeons use cutting-edge technology to diagnose and treat a full range of gynecological disorders. By using minimally invasive surgical techniques, our staff ensures your recovery will be timely.

Some of the more common gynecological procedures we perform include:

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometriosis laparoscopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian cyst removal
  • Pelvic tumor surgery

Heart surgery

Surgical procedures are often necessary to treat cardiovascular conditions. Some may be scheduled electively while others are performed urgently in response to a cardiovascular event or results from a diagnostic test. We offer a range of minimally invasive procedures that are used to treat cardiovascular disease.

We also offer open-heart surgery, which refers to procedures where the surgeon opens the chest and performs surgery on the muscles, valves or arteries of the heart.

Heart surgeries we perform include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Heart valve replacement or repair
  • Maze procedure
  • Mini maze procedure

Learn more about our options for heart surgery by watching these videos.

Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons are dedicated to treating conditions of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. We offer a variety of advanced procedures to reduce pain and restore patient comfort.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Our oral surgeons are dedicated to providing expert care for a number of conditions of the face, oral cavity, head, neck, mouth and jaw.

Some oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures we offer include:

  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Maxillary osteotomy
  • Mandibular osteotomy
  • Periodontal surgery (soft tissue graft)
  • Surgery for facial fracture

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience performing a variety of surgical procedures to treat orthopedic conditions. When necessary, we offer access to advanced joint replacements and spine surgeries.

Podiatric surgery

Additionally, we perform a variety of podiatric (foot) procedures and offer expert care to patients with diabetic foot wounds.

Some podiatric procedures we perform include:

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Ankle arthroplasty
  • Surgeries to treat:
    • Foot pain
    • Foot fractures
    • Hammertoe
    • Metatarsalgia
    • Morton's neuroma
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Stress fracture
  • Surgical removal of bunions, calluses and corns

Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) surgery

Our ENT surgeons specialize in treating ear, nose and throat conditions. Some of the surgical procedures we offer to treat these conditions include:

  • Acoustic neuroma removal
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Audiometry
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • Ear surgery
  • Glossectomy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Surgical procedures for sinusitis
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheotomy

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Our plastic surgeons are here to help you look and feel your best. The skilled cosmetic surgeons at our hospital can improve virtually any aspect of your appearance in ways that range from subtle to significant. We are also here to help with reconstruction after you have undergone a body altering procedure.

We specialize in the following procedures:

  • Body contouring
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Tummy tuck

Pulmonary surgery

Our pulmonary medicine team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases. Our doctors are dedicated to helping patients breathe better, which sometimes requires surgery, including:

  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Lobectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Surgery for lung cancer

Surgical oncology

Surgery is often performed to treat patients with cancer. Surgery may be used as a first-line of treatment or after you have undergone chemotherapy or radiation to shrink the size of any tumors. Our oncology specialists use surgery as a tool to provide an comprehensive approach to cancer care.

Thoracic surgery

Our thoracic surgeons specialize in the treatment of conditions and organs found in the body’s chest and upper abdomen, including the:

  • Lungs
  • Mediastinum (the central compartment of the thoracic cavity)
  • Chest wall
  • Esophagus
  • Diaphragm
  • Vessels to the heart

In some instances, thoracic surgery will be performed through open surgery—one large incision made to access the surgical site, generally made along the chest. In other instances, your physician may recommend minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This is done through several smaller incisions and your physician being aided by our robotic technology.

Trauma surgery

St. Mark’s Hospital provides access to a Level II Trauma Center and a 24/7 emergency room (ER), where doctors perform complex surgeries to treat traumatic injuries.

Urological surgery

Our expert urologists offer advanced surgical options to treat a wide range of urological conditions. When possible, our doctors our trained to offer robotic surgery options that offer many benefits to patients, including less scarring and a faster recovery.

Vascular surgery

Our vascular surgeons are equipped to treat a variety of vascular conditions—from blood clots in your arteries or poor circulation. To treat these conditions, we offer procedures such as:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Femoropopliteal bypass surgery

Advanced robot-assisted surgery

When possible, our surgeons use advanced robotic surgical technology to perform procedures. Robot-assisted surgery offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection

Registration for surgery

There are two ways to register for surgery, depending on if your surgeon has recommended an inpatient or outpatient procedure. For either type of procedure, all patients should bring a copy of their insurance card, a valid picture ID, physician referral, a list of any current medications (including dosage) and any related test results from other facilities.

Inpatient registration

All scheduling for inpatient procedures will occur through the hospital's OR.

Patients can preregister at the main registration desk in the hospital lobby, by using our online preregistration system or by calling (801) 268-7341.

Outpatient registration

We offer a wide range of surgical specialties through our hospital's outpatient surgery department, in the main hospital on the second floor.

Our specialties include:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Ophthalmologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Patients can preregister at the main registration desk in the hospital lobby directly behind the information desk or by calling (801) 268-7868.

Patients can register the day of their procedure on the ground floor of the main hospital near the west wall.

Surgery at MountainStar Healthcare

Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.

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