Minimally Invasive and Standard Surgery

Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient surgery, using minimally invasive and standard open procedures. 

Procedure Types

In addition to standard open surgery, surgeons at Desert Springs Hospital have special expertise in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Many procedures can be done with tiny incisions, known as minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery may lead to faster healing and less scarring. Using advanced technology, surgeons make small pencil-sized holes in the body while video equipment is used to provide a magnified view of the surgical site. Instruments are used to perform the surgery through the incisions; this usually results in smaller scars, less time in the hospital and a faster recovery and return to work and daily activities. Our nine surgical suites are designed and equipped for minimally invasive surgery as well as for traditional surgery.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery is a method in which the procedure is performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it enables the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of the body as the surgery is being performed. The robot matches the doctor's hand movements. Robotic procedures may result in a faster recovery and less time in the hospital. Learn more >

Surgical Services

The surgical team at Desert Springs Hospital uses advanced technology and techniques to make surgery and recovery easier on patients. Desert Springs Hospital is proud to have had several surgery "firsts":  

  • Desert Springs Hospital was the first in Las Vegas to use "STEALTH" technology for brain and spinal surgeries. Using this sophisticated image-guided surgery system, surgeons can create a 3-D image model of a patient's head or spine to virtually see through tissue and accurately determine the most precise location of surgical instruments.
  • Surgeons at Desert Springs Hospital successfully implanted the Activa System to block the brain signals that cause tremors. This was the first new treatment approach in 30 years for disabling tremor due to essential tremor and tremor associated with Parkinson's Disease.  

Among the services available at Desert Springs Hospital are:

  • Weight-Loss/Bariatric Surgery — Weight-loss surgery helps people lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach or bypassing part of the patient's intestines. After surgery, patients eat less food to feel full and satisfied.
If you need a referral to a surgeon or other physician at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 1-702-388-4888.