Whether inpatient or outpatient, Overland Park Regional Medical Center understands that there's no such thing as "routine" surgery. Our team works closely with patients, families and doctors to be sure that every question is answered and every concern addressed—including advice on how to prepare for your surgery, what to expect during your treatment and the best ways to make a fast, full recovery.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers adult and pediatric surgeons who provide a full spectrum of surgical procedures and post-surgical care. Surgeries range from minimally invasive outpatient procedures to complex operations. Overland Park Regional Medical Center surgeons use the most advanced technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques to help patients heal faster and feel better. In fact, Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers many pediatric and adult minimally invasive surgeries using the state-of-the-art robotic surgical system.

Whether you need an outpatient procedure or you require an inpatient stay, our care team is equipped to take care of you in a comfortable, compassionate environment.

Common Adult Surgical Procedures

Surgeons at Overland Park Regional Medical Center use the latest techniques and most sophisticated technology. In addition to general surgery, we offer the follow common procedures:

  • Abdominal, including complex hernia
  • Breast
  • Cardiovascular
  • Colon/Rectal
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological
  • Joint replacement and partial replacement – knee and hip
  • Maternal-Fetal
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral/Maxillofacial
  • Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine
  • Plastic and Reconstructive
  • Spine
  • Thoracic
  • Trauma
  • Urological
  • Vascular

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Common Pediatric Surgical Procedures

Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers a full range of pediatric surgery services -- from the routine to the highly complex. We have built our pediatric surgery program around the needs of children. We provide a cheerful, kid-friendly environment that makes even the tiniest patient – and their caregiver - feel relaxed.

Our team of fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, Child Life specialists, pediatric nurse navigators and other caregivers are devoted to treating kids. This specialized team will be with you and your child every step of the way.

In 2016, Overland Park Regional Medical Center performed the first pediatric robotic surgery in the region, proving our dedication to the advancement of minimally invasive technology for pediatric surgery.

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Our pediatric specialists treat:

  • Abdominal
  • Chest wall deformities including pectus excavatum
  • Congenital pulmonary airway malformations
  • Colon
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Esophageal
  • Fetal anomalies, including fetoscopic laser ablation for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)
  • Gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal, including gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia, including congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Non-cardiac thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
  • Pancreatic
  • Prenatal and neonatal surgical care
  • Thyroid
  • Tumors
  • Urological
  • Vascular lesions

Advanced Surgical Technology

Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers robotic-assisted surgery as an innovative option for patients. Robot-assisted surgery provides surgeons with greater precision, control and access to hard-to-reach areas, allowing extremely complex operations to be performed through just a few small incisions.

Robotic Surgery

Overland Park Regional Medical Center also offers robotic surgery using two da Vinci® robotic surgical systems. Our surgeons use this technology for a variety of adult and pediatric minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures, including urological, gynecological and general surgery.

With the smaller incisions and greater surgical precision, da Vinci surgery offers important benefits to patients including significantly less pain, less blood loss, less scarring, shorter surgery recovery time and a faster return to normal daily activities.

Using a da Vinci System, the surgeon operates while seated at a console next to the operating table, viewing a 3D image of the surgical field. The surgeon uses master controls located below the display to perform the procedure. The system translates the surgeon’s hand, wrist and finger movements into precise, real-time movements of the surgical instruments inside the patient.

Overland Park Regional Medical Center is the region’s only Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG).

Robotic Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Overland Park Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Johnson County, Kan., offering the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for hip and knee joint replacements. This technology allows a surgeon to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-guided robotic-arm, which helps the physician execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.

  1. First, a patient will get a CT scan of their joint so that your surgeon can generate a 3D model of your unique anatomy.
  2. Second, the surgeon is able to personalize your surgical plan pre-operatively using the virtual 3D model. This allows for a clear plan on how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room.
  3. Finally, during surgery your surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of precision.

The combination of these three features, leads to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction:

  • Less pain
  • Shorter recovery
  • Less time off work or missing family activities
  • Up to walk the day of surgery
  • Customized joint for your body

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.

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Hidden Scar

Surgery is often a first-line breast cancer treatment. But unfortunately, both a mastectomy (removal of all of the breast tissue) and lumpectomy (removal of part of the breast tissue) can leave prominent scarring. For many women, this can leave them feeling self-conscious and can be a reminder of surgery and cancer.

At Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we want you to know your breast cancer surgery options so that you can choose a surgeon and a surgery that best fits your needs. In addition to the more traditional surgery options, we provide the Hidden Scar Nipple Sparing Mastectomy and Hidden Scar Lumpectomy procedures.

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Asking the Right Questions

Once you find the right surgeon for you, this list of questions may be helpful to ask when deciding whether to have an elective surgery.