When you need surgery, trust the innovative, experienced surgeons and clinical staff at Johnston-Willis Hospital to deliver top quality, compassionate surgical care close to home.

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Your Best Choice for Surgical Services

We use the latest medical technologies in order to offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient procedures.

We perform both inpatient and outpatient procedures and surgeries, depending on the type of surgery and anticipated recovery.

Our multispecialty surgical team includes highly trained physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide you with expert personal care in an inviting and comfortable environment that promotes your health and recovery.

Patient-Focused Services

Johnston-Willis Hospital’s patient-focused surgical services give you the benefits of:

  • Skilled, board-certified surgeons trained at the nation's top medical schools
  • Surgical suites equipped with advanced technology, including the da Vinci® robotic surgery system for faster recovery times
  • We perform the most complex spinal surgeries, and when appropriate use Mazor Robotics for pinpoint accuracy
  • Laparoscopic and other minimally-invasive surgical approaches that reduce pain and scarring and encourage faster recovery

Our Surgical Specialties

We offer many surgical specialties, including:

When your brain and nervous system - the command center for your life - are at risk, you want the best care in the business. At Johnston-Willis Hospital's Neuroscience and Gamma Knife Center, we're nationally recognized for our quality of care, and we get results. We’ve got experienced surgeons and specialists, the latest technology, and a successful track record of helping people recover their health and regain critical skills.

  • The first and only one of two hospitals in the United States to receive The Joint Commission Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction for Brain Tumor care.
  • The only hospital in Central Virginia to have and use the Gamma Knife Perfexion, a minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery tool used to treat certain brain tumors and other diseases in the brain. Read how Johnston-Willis Hospital is helping patients with brain cancer.

One of very few hospitals on the East Coast with operating suites and teams completely dedicated to brain and nervous system care, with the most sophisticated intensive care units and patient transition facilities.

Read more about our neurosciences program.

Read more about brain tumor treatment.

When you’re in need of breast surgery support, whether it’s plastic surgery to breast reconstruction, Johnston-Willis Hospital can help. Our team of surgeons have the experience and skills you’re looking for to achieve the best possible results

Read more about breast cancer treatment at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Learn more about our breast health center.

The colon and rectal surgery program at Johnston-Willis Hospital provides the best and most comprehensive services for preventing, detecting and treating disorders of the colon, rectum and anus.

Innovative, Personalized Colorectal Services

Through our expert team of highly trained colorectal physicians, surgeons, nurses and clinical staff, we offer the highest level of care for:

  • Colon and rectal cancers
  • Crohn's disease
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colon polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids and other conditions

Learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery.

When you need surgery, trust the innovative and experienced surgeons and clinical staff at Johnston-Willis Hospital to deliver top quality, compassionate surgical care close to home.

Your Best Choice for Surgical Services

Johnston-Willis Hospital uses the latest medical technologies to offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient procedures.

  • Inpatient procedures require admission to our hospital for a certain period of time.
  • Outpatient procedures–performed at the hospital allow you to return home the same day.

Our multispecialty surgical team includes highly trained physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our goal is to provide you with expert personal care in an inviting and comfortable environment that promotes your health and recovery.

And because Johnston-Willis Hospital is one of a limited number of hospitals in the country to have the designation of Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation, you know you’re in the most experienced of hands to achieve the best outcomes.

Learn more about robotic surgery.

At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, we understand that your first priority is finding expert gynecologic cancer care. Our gynecologic oncologists are specially trained physicians who care for women in Central Virginia with gynecologic cancers such as cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, uterine cancer and ovarian cancer.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts focuses on compassionate, quality care with the goal for each patient to live a healthy and active lifestyle. They:

  • Participate in dedicated multi-specialty gynecologic cancer conferences to discuss individual patient cases and determine the most effective treatment as quickly as possible.
  • Specialize in minimally invasive robotic surgery, which offers precise control and access to hard-to-reach areas and allows complex surgeries to be performed through a few small incisions.
  • Provide genetic assessment, counseling and testing in their office for those certain kinds of gynecologic cancer or who have concerns about their personal and/or family history of cancer.
  • Offer access to national clinical research trials and leading-edge therapies.

Learn more about gynecologic cancer care.

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, our board-certified doctors, surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, and urogynecology specialists stay ahead of the latest developments in women's care, using the most advanced technologies to help you heal. We also have expertise in treating women’s health conditions like incontinence, infections, menstrual difficulties, uterine prolapse, and gynecologic cancer, with both surgical and non-invasive procedural options.

Because caring for women is what we do, we want to be sure you have the most minimally invasive surgical options possible. That’s why because Johnston-Willis Hospital is one of a limited number of hospitals in the country to have the designation of Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation. If your doctor recommends you have gynecologic robotic surgery, you’re in the most experienced of hands to achieve the best outcomes.

Learn more about our gynecologic services.

Learn more about the use of robotics in gynecologic surgery.

When you allow the specialists at Johnston-Willis Hospital to treat your orthopedic issues, you’re assured leading orthopedic and spine care.

  • We’re certified by The Joint Commission for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements.
  • Our experienced orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons perform the most complex procedures in Central Virginia, making us the best and most experienced in the region.

Johnston-Willis Hospital's orthopedic program brings a team approach to your care. From joint replacements to surgical repair to therapy, our experience and expertise means less pain and faster recovery.

Learn more about hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Learn more about robotic spine surgery.

Good prostate health is important for men – especially as they get older. That’s why Johnston-Willis Hospital has an experienced team of health care providers ready to treat a variety of prostate issues. If your physician recommends prostate surgery, consider Johnston-Willis Hospital as your hospital of choice.

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 6 men. Fortunately, there are many treatment options for prostate cancer. At Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, our doctors use the least invasive and most advanced therapies available. Treatment plans include both surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Our cancer care team provides everything you need from initial diagnosis and staging (extent of spread) through treatment and follow-up care.

Learn more about the prostate cancer services we offer.

When it comes to your spine, you only want the most experienced clinical teams working with you. That’s what you get when you choose Johnston-Willis Hospital as your hospital for spinal surgery. Johnston-Willis is one of very few hospitals on the East Coast with operating suites and teams completely dedicated to brain and nervous system care, with the most sophisticated intensive care units and patient transition facilities.

With coordinated brain, nervous system, and stroke care and resources such as Johnston-Willis Hospital’s Neuroscience and Gamma Knife Center and Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery, you gain the benefits of advanced technology. Our tools for highly precise imaging lead to more accurate diagnoses and more targeted treatment. Our minimally invasive options, including the use of robotics, like Mazor, available at Johnston-Willis, result in shorter surgeries with better outcomes, including less time in the hospital and a quicker return to daily life.

Learn more about spine surgery at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

From simple solutions to enhanced procedures, the experts at Johnston-Willis Hospital are here to address your individual concerns. Treatments can range from medications, to physical therapy or to in-office or outpatient surgery.

And robotic surgery can sometimes be used in urogynecologic surgeries for a minimally invasive option. Ask your surgeon if you’re candidate for robotic surgery.

Learn more about urinary incontinence.

Learn more about robotics in urogynecologic surgeries.

Johnston-Willis Hospital provides advanced urology care for conditions of the male and female urinary tract–the bladder, kidneys, ureter and urethra–and the male reproductive organs. Our skilled urologists and urogynecologists bring compassion, expertise and the most innovative practices and technologies to your care. Together, we'll determine the best treatment possible to restore your quality of life.

We treat most urologic conditions, such as:

  • Cancers of the prostate, kidney and bladder
  • Urinary obstructions–including kidney stones–and flow problems
  • Urogynecological conditions, such as pelvic floor prolapse and urinary incontinence

And robotic surgery can sometimes be used in urologic surgeries for a minimally invasive option. Ask your surgeon if you’re candidate for robotic surgery.

Learn more about urological surgery at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Learn more about urogynecologic surgery at Johnston-Willis Hospital.

Read how robotics can help with some urologic and urogynecologic surgeries.

Endoscopy

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we have five dedicated endoscopy suites, which are separate from our traditional operating rooms. We perform procedures such as bronchial thermoplasty, cancer staging, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS).

Your comfort and safety are our main priorities. Please be assured that when you choose Johnston-Willis Hospital for your endoscopy procedure, you’ve chosen the hospital with the experience, care and compassion you’re looking for. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and on the road to recovery.

Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV monitor. The endoscope can either be inserted orally or rectally, depending on the part of the gastrointestinal tract that requires an exam.

Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery

At Johnston-Willis Hospital, we perform more da Vinci® robotic surgeries than any other single facility in Central Virginia. We are the first in Virginia and one of only three hospitals in the nation to be designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by the Surgical Review Corporation.

The COERS designation recognizes hospitals and surgeons who demonstrate a commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care through a structured program to help robotic surgeons continuously improve quality of care and patient safety. Only physicians who meet these stringent qualifications and demonstrate proven aptitude through surgical experience are invited to be part of COERS.