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When you need the superior skills of a highly capable surgeon, you can trust University Health for expert care.

Our surgery centers

To better serve your needs, we offer surgical services at a variety of locations:

University Health Lakewood Medical Center Surgery Center. We perform both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. We're pleased to offer advanced technologies, like the da Vinci Surgical System, along with lots of personal attention for you and your family in a quiet, healing environment.

University Health Surgery Center UH1. Our surgery center has four state-of-the-art surgical suites, as well as private preoperative rooms for patients and their family members to be together.

University Health Truman Medical Center. We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Whether you need brain surgery, trauma surgery or chest surgery, we have you covered.

Surgical procedures we perform

We provide a full range of surgical options at our state-of-the-art facilities. This includes elective procedures that can improve your quality of life as well as operations that can save your life.

Some of our specialties are:

We also offer advanced procedures you won't find just anywhere. One example is hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeries (HPB) for pancreatic and other cancers.

Minimally invasive and robotic surgeries

Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to perform many types of procedures. These surgeries use very small incisions compared to traditional surgery. This technique may allow for a faster recovery and less pain after your procedure.

In some cases, our surgeons perform robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. When guided by our skilled surgeons, robotic surgery tools can make surgeries more precise. The da Vinci Surgical System is available at University Health Lakewood Medical Center.

Our board-certified surgeons and skilled team

We have highly skilled, board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists. Many of our surgeons have fellowship training in spine or trauma surgery. Our surgery staff also includes registered nurses and technicians with special training in surgical and recovery care.

Many of our surgeons are faculty members of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. They are researchers and experts who are training tomorrow's top surgeons.