Surgical care in Richmond, Virginia

At Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, our goal is to deliver personalized surgical services in an environment designed to help you heal. To do this, we offer minimally invasive procedures, advanced surgical units, comfortable recovery rooms and a highly skilled, compassionate team. Together, they will help you move through the surgical and recovery processes as smoothly as possible.

For more information about Retreat Doctors' 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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Surgical services

Our highly skilled surgeons perform a variety of surgical and endoscopic services, including:

Colorectal surgery

Our hospital's gastroenterology program, the Colon & Rectal Surgery Program, includes a comprehensive center for the prevention, detection and treatment of colon, rectum and anus disorders. Our program also includes a Pelvic Floor Center dedicated to diagnosing and treating pelvic floor conditions.

Endoscopy services

Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your gastrointestinal specialist to examine your digestive tract using an instrument (an endoscope) with a camera attached. Endoscopic procedures are performed in a comfortable suite, separate from our surgical unit. Our endoscopy unit features a preoperative area, procedure rooms, a recovery area and a waiting room for your loved ones.

Urologic surgery

Our facility's Center for Urological Health brings advanced, innovative technologies to your urologic care to ensure excellent surgical outcomes. In fact, we were the first hospital in Virginia to perform urologic surgery using robotic technology designed for single-incision procedures. This type of minimally invasive urologic surgery means a faster recovery and return to daily activities for you.

Other surgical specialties

We also offer:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery (including total joint replacement)
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery (including liposuction, breast augmentation and face lifts)
  • Vascular surgery


Americas 100 best coronary intervention award

Americas 50 best vasculary surgery award

Americas 100 best spine surgery award

Americas 100 best prostate surgery award

Americas 100 best orthopedic surgery award

Americas 100 best joint replacement award

We have been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's top 50 hospitals for vascular surgery and top 100 hospitals for coronary intervention, joint replacement, orthopedic, prostate and spine surgeries. They have also awarded us for excellence in bariatric, coronary intervention and gynecologic surgeries.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery

The use of robotic surgery allows us to offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. Together with our sister facilities, Henrico Doctors' Hospital and Parham Doctors' Hospital, the surgeons in our hospitals have performed more than 10,000 robot-assisted procedures.

At our hospital, we specialize in robot-assisted colorectal surgery and urologic surgery.

Some of our robotic procedures include:

  • Gallbladder and hernia repair
  • Nephrectomy (removal of all or part of a kidney)
  • Pyeloplasty (surgical reconstruction to drain and decompress the kidney)
  • Radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland and surrounding tissue)

In some cases, we may be able to perform single-site robotic surgery. Your doctor will discuss the most appropriate option with you.

Benefits of robotic surgery

Our robot-assisted surgical platforms offer many patient benefits due to tiny incisions and increased surgical precision.

Some benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less scarring

Physical therapy and rehabilitation after surgery

Our hospital provides inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services. To aid in your healing and recovery, inpatient therapies may be prescribed while you are in the hospital, and outpatient therapies may be prescribed after you leave the hospital.

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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