Surgical Specialties Bring
Extra Expertise to the Patient

Surgeons come in many forms with different skill sets. For instance, General Surgeons handle many procedures from gall bladders to breast cancer. Cardiac & Vascular Surgeons specialize in the heart and blood system. Orthopedic Surgeons deal with joint, bones, and spine. Neurosurgeons diagnose and treat the entire nervous system. And Plastic Surgeons specialize in a variety of cosmetic and injury related surgeries. See below for more details on these specialties.

  • Neurosurgery

    Neurosurgery encompasses the injuries, disorders and diseases concerning the brain, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves throughout the body. At McLeod Health, our exceptional team of Neurosurgeons provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment while utilizing the most advanced approaches and techniques.


    Neurosurgeons help patients with:

    • Head and spine trauma
    • Brain or spinal tumors
    • Abnormalities of the spine
    • Cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Spinal disorders, such as herniated discs in the back and neck
    • Abnormalities of the peripheral nerves, such as carpal tunnel and ulnar and vagal nerves
  • Heart Surgery

    A Cardiothoracic Surgeon performs any surgical procedure involving the heart, to either correct an acquired defect, such as blockage in the coronary arteries; or congenital defect, which is a defect of the heart a patient is born with. The surgeon also replaces or repairs diseased valves of the heart. These procedures are considered open-heart surgery.

  • Vascular Surgery

    A vascular surgeon is a specialist, who evaluates and treats diseases of the blood vessels. Treatment can include traditional surgery and endovascular approaches. Endovascular is minimally invasive surgery that is designed to access the area of the body through the major blood vessels. Some of the surgeries performed by a vascular surgeon may include:

    • Removing the plaque from an artery bypassing the area of obstruction with a graft
    • Performing endovascular procedures

    Because of their training, vascular surgeons are uniquely qualified to diagnose all vascular diseases and interpret a wide variety of diagnostic tests.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon, who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including:

    • Dislocations, fractures
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Total joint replacement
    • Muscle, ligament, and tendon surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Spinal disorders
    • Spine orthopedic surgery
    • Hand and shoulder surgery
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Advanced Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    McLeod surgeons utilize the latest surgical advances and techniques and have access to the finest in technology and surgical equipment. Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It allows the surgeon to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with traditional techniques.

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  • Plastic or Reconstructive Surgery Requires An Eye for Beauty and Exceptional Skill

    A plastic surgeon needs both an eye for aesthetic beauty and exceptional skill. Patients need to feel confident that they will get the best results in the safest manner possible. McLeod Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons use their surgical talents to enhance the self-image and well-being of patients. For more information, click here.