Miami Valley Surgery Center's advances have made it a leader and an education center for surgeons and other hospitals in the Dayton area. There is no other hospital in the region capable of handling every surgical requirement.
About half of Miami Valley Hospital's surgeries are outpatient. Our focus on minimally-invasive technologies and advanced anesthesia allows many patients to go home the same day or the next morning after surgery. Examples of these outpatient surgeries are gallbladder, hernia, tonsillectomy, cataract, septoplasty, bladder, tubal ligation, and many more.
24/7 Trauma Room
A Trauma Case is a patient with multiple, life-threatening injuries. Miami Valley Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center capable of handling the most serious life-threatening injuries. The MVH Surgery Center has a dedicated operating room that is always ready with life-support equipment and surgical instrumentation to handle the most serious injuries.
The Trauma program works closely with Miami Valley Hospital 's Emergency Department. Trauma patients are brought to Miami Valley Hospital by EMS units, CareFlight, and also as transfers from the MVH South Emergency Room and other hospitals. Miami Valley Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center provides care for patients in 17 counties in West-Central Ohio and Eastern Indiana 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Bone Marrow Transplants
MVH Surgery Center has the only Bone Marrow Transplant program for cancer patients in the Dayton area. Chemotherapy destroys stem cells in the bone marrow. By harvesting bone marrow seed material before treatment, it can be frozen and re-introduced into the patient’s system, so his or her body can regenerate bone marrow after chemotherapy.
There are two harvesting methods: analogous (where the marrow is harvested from the bone with a needle) and peripheral (where the stems cells are harvested from the patient's blood).
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MVH Surgery Center has made great strides with less-invasive heart procedures that lead to quicker recovery. Miami Valley Hospital is rated best in the Dayton area, and in the top 50 nationally for overall cardiac care by Healthgrades, 2013.
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Miami Valley Hospital offers minimally-invasive and robotic surgery gynecologic procedures as options for patients. As Dayton’s leader in gynecologic robotic surgery, MVH surgeons have performed more of these surgeries than any other hospital in Ohio.
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Urology is the surgical specialty that focuses on the genitourinary tract of men and women, and on the reproductive system of men. Urologists take care of a wide variety of problems from urinary infections to cancer.
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Weight Loss Surgery
Miami Valley Hospital has been certified as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the Joint Commission. A specialized surgical unit with a dedicated bariatric team has 14 beds specifically for the needs of weight-loss surgery patients. Miami Valley Hospital performs all currently-approved procedures both open and laparoscopically, and offers the most choices for bariatric surgery in the region.
The unit was built from the ground up, addressing the needs of the bariatric patient: beds and furniture that support more weight, wider doorways, larger bathrooms, private rooms, and warm decor. Each bed is equipped with an over-bed patient helper to make it easier to move themselves. Each room also has a ceiling fan.
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Advanced Surgical Tools
Miami Valley Hospital is the first hospital in Ohio to provide area patients with access to the very latest cancer treatment technology through the NanoKnife IRE (Irreversible Electroporation) System. This new tool allows interventional radiologists and surgeons to remove lesions previously deemed inaccessible or inoperable because of being close to vital organs or blood vessels.
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The da Vinci® robotic surgical system, from Intuitive Surgical, is being used at MVH Surgery Center for laparoscopic women's surgery, urology surgery, and oncology surgery.
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Advanced Imaging Systems
Advanced imaging systems, allowing a better picture of a patient's condition, has been an important aid to the surgeon. Many diagnoses that once required exploratory surgery can now be seen with imaging. This new view of the patient can give physicians three-dimensional images that allow them to perform the most minimally-invasive procedure possible.
OSI Modular Table System
Advances such as the OSI modular table system is used in orthopedic procedures in which flexibility of the operating table is required.
Another innovation, the Taylor Spatial Frame, also known as the Ilizarov Fixator, is used for complex orthopedic procedures. The Ilizarov is an orthopedic reconstruction method that was developed in Russia, and is used for complicated broken bones and deformities. The experienced primary surgeon in the area who performs the procedure at Miami Valley Hospital has traveled to Russia for training in the latest techniques. The vast majority of Ilizarov procedures in the Dayton area are done at MVH Surgery Center.
Working closely with the Community Tissue Bank, Miami Valley Hospital is able to offer the most options for tissue implantation in the region. From bone, skin, cornea, and heart valves, tissue is tracked by an innovative graft-tracking system to ensure safety and availability of tissue implants for such procedures as cardiac valve replacement, burn treatments, back surgeries, and multiple orthopedic procedures.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center
Should you have a complex or non-healing wound, your physician may choose to refer you to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center (HBOTC) at Miami Valley Hospital South. Learn more.
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Content Updated: December 16, 2014