Surgical services on The Strip
As a leading hospital for specialty and general surgical services, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is fully committed to providing excellent medical care. Our team makes every effort to meet your individualized needs and offer you the best possible outcomes.
For more information about our surgical services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (702) 961-5020.
Types of surgery we offer
Our goal is to provide you with exceptional care and help you recover as quickly as possible. In addition to heart, gynecologic and urological procedures, our surgeons are experts in a variety of specialties, including:
If you have a joint or spine condition, an orthopedic procedure may be necessary. Our specially trained team is collaborative and encourages you and your family's participation in the planning of your orthopedic surgery.
We also offer pre and postoperative education materials to help you successfully navigate your experience and get back to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible.
We offer patients access to advanced neurological surgery options. Our surgeons specializing in neurological care can treat patients with a range of conditions, from brain tumors and craniofacial abnormalities to malformations and spinal disorders.
If you have been unsuccessful in losing weight through nonsurgical means and your body mass index is 35 or greater, bariatric surgery may be a viable option for you.
For patients with obesity-related medical conditions, our surgeons have performed sleeve gastrectomies, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures.
Chiari malformation surgery
Chiari malformation is a debilitating condition where brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. This happens when part of the skull is abnormally small or misshapen and presses on the brain, forcing it downward.
At Sunrise, our surgeons are able to perform the delicate procedure needed to relieve the pressure, offering most patients instant relief.
Traditional, open surgery can be a difficult process, especially during recovery. With robotic surgery, surgeons can use technology to perform complex procedures through smaller incisions. This allows for fewer infections, decreased blood loss, faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays.
Preparation for surgery
Once your surgeon and staff have coordinated an appropriate date and time with Sunrise Hospital for your procedure, they will provide specific instructions.
Additionally, a pre-registration counselor will contact you to discuss questions regarding any financial responsibilities you may have. You can get answers to further financial questions by contacting a financial counselor at (702) 961-9051.
Depending on your surgeon's orders, you may need certain diagnostic tests before surgery, and a pre-admissions counselor can guide you through that process. To schedule your pre-admission testing, call (702) 304-3151.
On the day of your surgery, your physician will inform you of the time to arrive at the hospital, and during pre-admission, you will be instructed exactly where to report. Family members and loved ones will be able to stay regularly updated during your procedure via the monitor in the waiting room.
To best prepare for your day of surgery, we have provided the following information based on the most frequently asked questions.
- Beginning at midnight on the night of your surgery, unless your physician specifies otherwise, do not consume any food or drink, including water.
- Avoid smoking at least 12 to 24 hours before surgery, as it may interfere with anesthesia.
- Bring a list of any medications you are taking, along with the corresponding dosages.
- You should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, such as loungewear or a warm-up suit. Do not wear contact lenses, makeup or lotions.
- Leave all valuables such as money, jewelry or articles of small size or unusual value at home. You should only bring items that are needed at the facility, such as hearing aids, glasses or important documents.
- Valet and patient parking lots are available on the south side of campus by the Children’s Hospital entrance.
- An adult must accompany children under 18 years old at all times. Children must wait in the waiting room with adult supervision while patients remain in recovery.
- When arriving, follow the signs to Admissions. The medical office building is located outside the entrance to the Children’s Hospital and emergency department, and Admissions is located in Suite 107.
- Please sign in with the patient surgical services representative. Shortly after arrival, a designated staff member will greet you in the surgical waiting area and accompany you to the pre-procedural care unit (PPCU).
- Once in the PPCU, you will be assigned a registered nurse (RN) who will prepare you for your procedure. Expect to meet with your physician and anesthesiologist at this time.
- Upon completion of your physician consult, your RN will transport you to the operating room where your surgical procedure will take place.
After your surgical procedure, we will make your recovery process as relaxing as possible.
Once you leave the operating room, you will comfortably rest in the post-anesthesia care unit/recovery area where you will remain until your physician discharges you. You may not eat anything until your physician has cleared you to do so.
You should not drive within 24 hours after receiving sedation, so you'll need to arrange for transportation. Patients are often still sleepy at the time of discharge and should plan on going home and resting for the remainder of the day.
A written copy of your discharge instructions will be given to the adult who accompanies you. These instructions should be read when you get home and are more alert.