Whether you require same-day surgery or an advanced procedure, we are here to help you find the option that gets you the best possible outcome.

Renown Surgical Services is with you every step of the way, providing the support, guidance and information you need throughout the entire surgical process — from preparation to recovery.

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Patient Surgery Checklist - 4 Steps

The best way to prepare yourself for surgery is to familiarize yourself with these instructions. The following checklist provides a simple, step-by-step guide for you to follow from the time it’s determined you need surgery. The checklist covers:

  • How to prepare 1-28 days before your procedure
  • How to prepare the night before your procedure
  • How to prepare the day of your procedure
  • How to prepare after your procedure

View the Checklist  

Patient Surgery Information


Our Specialties

Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgery for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. The surgery involves one of several methods of shrinking the size of the stomach to restrict the patient’s food intake. Surgeons at Renown Health perform gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and revision surgeries.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic surgery is an operation on the organs of the chest, including the heart, lungs and esophagus. Recent advancements in technology have allowed surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures in some situations that previously would have required open surgery.

Children's Surgery
Renown Children’s Hospital provides child-specific resources to help little patients and their families prepare for surgery. Child Life Specialists, bright colors and a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere help children relax and be less fearful.

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and rectal surgery is performed to repair damage to the colon, rectum, and anus, caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract, such as cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Surgery on the ear, nose and throat is performed to treat diseases, injuries or deformities. These conditions commonly include chronic sinus disease, an obstruction of the sinuses, removal of the sinuses or adenoids and head and neck cancers.

Endocrine Surgery
Most endocrine surgeries involve the thyroid gland, but the term also refers procedures on other glands of the endocrine system, like the pancreas and adrenal glands. Surgeons at Renown Health perform both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery to treat diseases of the endocrine system.

Eye Surgery
Eye surgery commonly includes operations to relieve the symptoms of cataracts, glaucoma and other ocular diseases. Other operations, such as oculoplastic surgery help restore the eye and surrounding tissue after an injury.

Gynecologic Surgery
Physician-guided da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic gynecologic surgery. Benefits include minimal scarring, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time.

Hernia Surgery
With more than 500,000 procedures done in the United States each year, hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed surgeries. At Renown Health, minimally invasive da Vinci surgery offers less downtime for a quicker recovery and return to work and activities.

The physicians at Renown Institute for Neuroscience perform traditional open surgeries to operate on brain tumors and injuries and minimally invasive procedures on the brain, spinal cord and nerves to treat and rehabilitate diseases and disorders of the nervous system.

Orthopedic Surgery
Renown Health's comprehensive orthopedic treatment program aims to help patients gain mobility to live a full, independent life. Our surgical techniques help treat injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Robotic Surgery
Renown Health's Institute for Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Physician-guided da Vinci Surgery means less downtime and faster recovery so that patients can get back to what they love.

Trauma Surgery
Renown Health has treatment options not found anywhere else in northern Nevada. Renown is the region’s only integrated health network and has three emergency rooms, including the only trauma center at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Urologic Surgery
With the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, surgeons at the Renown Institute for Robotic Surgery can operate on conditions affecting the urinary tract and reproductive organs through a few small incisions instead of a large, open incisions.

Vascular Surgery
Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health has extensive experience performing minimally invasive endovascular procedures and open surgical procedures that are considered too complex and therefore unsuitable for minimally invasive endovascular treatment.


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