Advanced surgical options in Northern Virginia
At StoneSprings Hospital in Dulles, Virginia, we offer surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis in a wide range of specialties, including:
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- General surgery
- Urogynecologic and gynecologic surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Prostate surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery
Our experienced, board-certified surgeons have access to advanced technologies and modern surgical equipment for every procedure they perform.
For questions about our surgical services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (855) 226-7344.
Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
We perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, and our operating rooms are equipped with premier technology for performing robotic surgery. Robotic surgical technology allows surgeons to use smaller incisions, allowing for less blood loss and a faster recovery. We also offer laparoscopic approaches to reduce pain and scarring.
Robotic surgery training center
As part of our commitment to being at the forefront of advanced medical technology, StoneSprings Hospital has established the first and only Robotic Training Epicenter for general surgery in Northern Virginia. Our Epicenter is the second in Virginia and one of only 40 Epicenters in the world.
Preparing for surgery
At StoneSprings Hospital, our goal is to provide comprehensive surgical care before, during and after surgery. We want you to feel as comfortable and informed as possible for your procedure. Here are some tips on how to best prepare for your surgery.
- Preoperative interview. After your surgical date is set, you will be contacted by a nurse to set up a preoperative interview, which can be conducted in-person or over the phone. This is when we gather vital information as we prepare for your upcoming procedure. During your interview, we will:
- Gather your medical and surgical history
- Discuss any concerns you may have about your care
- Set the time and place to arrive on the day of surgery
- We collect your:
- Personal identification
- Insurance information
- List of medications and dosages
- Summary of your drug allergies
- Advanced directives regarding your healthcare
- Pre-register online. StoneSprings Hospital offers the ability for patients to pre-register online before surgery. We ask that online pre-registration is completed at least 72 hours before your procedure. If a question does not apply to you or your surgery, please answer with “NO” or an “X.”
- Checking in on the day of surgery. On the day of your procedure, enter through the main lobby and check-in at the registration desk.
- How to prepare for your surgery. Please follow these guidelines unless directed otherwise by one of our healthcare professionals:
- Stop eating and drinking at midnight on the night before your surgery. This includes gum and throat lozenges. You may brush your teeth on the morning of your procedure, but do not swallow water.
- Take your prescribed heart, blood pressure, asthma, thyroid, seizure or pain medications with just enough water to swallow them.
- Patients with diabetes should not take insulin or any diabetic medications on the day of surgery.
- Talk to your doctor if you are on blood thinners.
- Do not smoke after midnight.
- Bathe or shower the night before and the morning of your surgery using an antibacterial soap.
- Do not apply makeup or lotions.
- Wear comfortable clothing, and remove all jewelry and body piercings.
- Leave your credit cards, money and other valuables at home.
- Bring cases for eyeglasses, dentures or hearing aids, and be sure to place these items in their containers before entering the operating room.
- Pack a small bag with items that you require for an overnight stay, including pajamas, slippers and toiletries.
- For pediatric patients undergoing surgery, parents may bring a stuffed toy or security blanket for their child following surgery.
- If you experience a change in your health 24 hours prior to surgery, such as a cold, cough or fever, contact your physician immediately.
- Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours following surgery.
What to expect after surgery
- Your physician will discuss the procedure with your designated caregivers.
- Depending on the use of anesthetics during your procedure, you may be moved to a post anesthesia care unit (PACU) where your blood pressure will be continuously monitored.
- As your anesthesia wears off, please inform your nurse if you experience blurred vision, dry mouth, chills or sounds seeming louder than normal.
- If you are experiencing pain, a nurse will provide pain medication upon request.
- Your physician or nurse will determine when you can return home or be moved to postoperative care.
- Before you are discharged, you will receive written instructions on how to continue your care at home.