Hospital for special surgery in central Virginia

At Parham Doctors’ Hospital, our nationally renowned surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment to perform groundbreaking procedures every day. We are committed to offering a compassionate, caring environment for you and your loved ones.

To learn more about our surgical services at Parham, call (804) 747-5777.

Parham is equipped with seven fully licensed operating rooms, four of which are equipped for both traditional and minimally-invasive, robot-assisted procedures. Our highly skilled staff of physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and case managers will help you move through the surgical and recovery processes as smoothly as possible.

Award-winning surgical services

Our highly advanced surgical unit, combined with our outstanding recovery facilities, provides the ideal environment for your surgery. Parham Doctors' Hospital is accredited in the following surgical programs:

Parham also provides a full range of surgical procedures in other specialties, including:

  • Podiatry
  • Fracture repair
  • General surgery
  • Transurethral slings
  • Plastic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery

Robotic surgery

Parham Doctors' Hospital is an affiliate hospital of HCAVa's Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery. We offer high-level, advanced robotic surgical procedures using the latest technologies. We use MAKOplasty®technology, providing minimally invasive care for knee replacement and hip replacement patients. Robotic surgery offers many benefits, including less postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery time.

Before your procedure

As you prepare for your procedure at Parham, keep the below general guidelines in mind, unless your surgeon or doctor instructs otherwise:

  • Stop eating and drinking at midnight the night before your surgery, including chewing gum and mints.
  • Take your prescribed heart, blood pressure, asthma, thyroid, seizure or pain medications, as discussed with your doctor, with just enough water to swallow them, and inform your doctor and care team if you are taking blood thinners for any reason. (The nurse that does your pre-op interview at the hospital will review this with you.)
  • Stop taking insulin the day of your surgery.
  • Bathe or shower prior to your procedure per the instructions provided to you in your pre-op interview by the nurse, and don’t apply make-up or lotions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, and remove all jewelry (including body piercings).
  • Leave valuables, credit cards and money at home.
  • Bring containers for glasses, dentures or hearing aids, and place these items in their containers before entering the operating room.
  • Pack a small bag with what you’ll need for an overnight stay, including pajamas, slippers and any desired toiletries to make your stay more comfortable.

After your procedure

After your procedure, your doctor will inform your designated caregivers about the details of your procedure. You may be taken to a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) to continuously monitor your recovery (heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, temperature, pain level).

Let your nurse know about any symptoms you experience after your surgery, even if they seem insignificant such as (pain, sore throat, eye irritation, difficulty urinating or breathing).

Your doctor will determine when it is appropriate for you to return home or be moved to a post-operative room in the hospital to continue your recovery. Before you are discharged, you will have your discharge instructions reviewed with you and will be given written instructions on how to care for yourself at home and who to call with questions you may have during recovery.

You may receive a follow up survey call, and we would love you to share your experience with us to help us know the things we are doing well and if there is something we could improve.

Keeping your loved ones updated on your care

During your surgery, we offer two helpful ways for your loved ones to receive updates on your care:

  • C-Tracker—Our tracking system, C-Tracker, is used in the waiting room to keep your loved ones updated with each step of your surgery.
  • SurgiTrak—SurgiTrak is offered to you when you go through pre-registration. By providing your email address, as well as the email addressees of your loved ones, your friends and family can receive email or text message alerts of where you are in the surgical process.

We also provide a comfortable waiting area for your family with free Wi-Fi, coffee and several TVs. We also have a separate room away from the TVs for loved ones who prefer a quiet place to read.

Learn more about our surgical center

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  • Robotic Knee Replacement - Dr. William Nordt - CBS6 Working for Your Health

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