Surgical care in Richmond, Virginia

When you need surgery, the highly experienced surgeons and clinical staff at Johnston-Willis Hospital provide advanced surgical services. From general surgery to complex neurosurgery, we deliver top-quality, compassionate care.

For more information about Johnston-Willis Hospital's surgical services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627 (DOCS).

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Our total hip and total knee replacement surgery programs have been accredited by The Joint Commission for our optimal surgical outcomes and dedication to patient safety.

Patient-focused surgical services

Our commitment to patient-focused care gives you the benefits of:

  • Skilled, board-certified surgeons trained at the nation's top medical schools
  • Surgical suites equipped with advanced technology
  • Minimally invasive surgical capabilities, including laparoscopy and robotic surgery

Our surgical specialties

We provide surgical treatments that include:

Orthopedic surgery

Our orthopedic program provides comprehensive surgical care for conditions affecting the muscles, bones, tendons and other connective tissues. Additionally, our hip and knee replacement programs have received accreditation from The Joint Commission, a leading healthcare accreditation organization in the U.S.


Johnston-Willis Hospital is one of very few hospitals on the East Coast with operating suites and teams completely dedicated to neurological care. We are also the only hospital in central Virginia and one of only two hospitals in Virginia offering neurology patients advanced, minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery. This technology uses extremely precise cobalt radiation beams to treat brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia (condition causing facial pain), Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders.

Spine surgery

Our spine surgeons use minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgical technology for unmatched precision and accuracy during spine surgery. In many cases, we can stabilize joints, decompress pinched nerves, fuse bones and correct deformities, all through a few, small incisions.

This type of minimally invasive spine surgery causes less trauma to surrounding muscles and tissues, which means many patients go home within a day or two.

Other surgeries

Johnston-Willis Hospital also offers skilled surgeons in a variety of other specialty areas, including:

Minimally invasive surgery

We are pleased to bring minimally invasive surgical techniques to our community. These procedures, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery, offer many benefits for our patients, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less postoperative pain (which reduces the need for narcotic pain medicine)
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay

Robotic surgery

Robot-assisted surgery allows your surgeon to operate through tiny incisions with exceptional precision. However, the robotic technology does not function independently. Your surgeon is using the robot as an extension of their own hand and is in full control at all times.

When possible, we use robotic surgery to perform:

  • Colorectal surgery
    • Colorectal cancer treatment
    • Complex hernia surgery
    • Diverticulitis treatment
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery
    • Low anterior resection treatment
  • Gynecologic and urogynecologic surgery
    • Gynecologic cancer treatment
    • Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
    • Myomectomy (fibroid removal)
    • Sacrocolpopexy (pelvic floor prolapse correction)
    • Tubal reversal
  • Neurological surgery
    • Brain surgery
    • Spinal decompression
    • Spinal deformity surgery
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal tumor surgery
    • Surgery for degenerative spine conditions
  • Urologic surgery
    • Adrenalectomy (adrenal gland removal)
    • Complete or partial nephrectomy (kidney removal)
    • Prostatectomy (prostate removal)

Physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery

After surgery, especially orthopedic procedures, physical therapy and rehabilitation may be necessary to help restore your function and get you moving. At our hospital, our rehabilitation specialists will begin working with you as soon as your are able to after surgery. If additional therapies are necessary after you leave the hospital, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation services.

Surgery at HCA Virginia

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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