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Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures, like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures, such as joint replacement.

Surgical centers in San Antonio

At Methodist Healthcare, you can access a wide range of advanced surgical services.

While we offer general surgical services at many of our facilities throughout the Greater San Antonio area, we also provide a variety of specialty procedures. Our robotic technology is among the most advanced in the country and allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery so that you can recover faster.

Related specialties

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For more information about our surgical services, please call Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

We understand that surgery can be a stressful time for you and your family. Our hospitals try to make your stay as comfortable as possible for you and your loved ones.

Each of Methodist Healthcare's surgeons is board certified and can walk you through any questions you or a family member may have before your procedure.

Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Centers

The Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Centers provide exceptional, high quality surgical care that our patients have come to know and trust. We have convenient centers located throughout San Antonio, including:

General surgery

Our expert general surgeons perform a variety of procedures for our patients, including:

  • Appendectomies
  • Biopsies
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Other procedures to treat general diseases

Advanced surgical technology

We offer some of the most advanced robotic surgical technology in the country. This robotic surgery tool enables doctors to perform minimally invasive surgery, allowing patients to recover more quickly with fewer risks of complications during an operation.

Heart and vascular surgery

For patients with various cardiac conditions or diseases, we provide care through heart and vascular surgery. Whether you need an aortic valve replacement due to severe aortic stenosis or a heart transplant, our team offers advanced traditional, minimally invasive and robot-assisted options.


According to the National Research Corporation, San Antonians prefer Methodist Healthcare's neurosurgeons for their neurological care over any other hospital in the region. Our neurosurgeons complete over 3,000 neurosurgeries per year.

Each adult hospital maintains a designation as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, meaning we meet exceptional standards in stroke care for our patients.

Our pediatric neurosciences program at Methodist Children's Hospital offers care for a variety of pediatric conditions, including brain tumors and Chiari malformations.

Orthopedic surgery

Through our Joint Replacement Center, we offer joint replacement surgery for patients in need of knee replacement or hip replacement. We also provide orthopedic surgery options for fractures, sports injuries, foot and ankle injuries and more.

Ostomy surgery

We are proud to offer life-saving ostomy procedures, a surgical treatment that reroute bodily waste from its usual path. An ostomy may be necessary due to conditions like birth defects, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, incontinence and many other medical conditions. They may also be necessary in cases of abdominal or pelvic trauma resulting from accidents, or from injuries sustained during military service.

Ostomy support services we offer

In addition to inpatient services that will help you pre- and post-procedure, our outpatient ostomy clinics will help you navigate life post-ostomy and will connect you to the resources and supplies you need to maintain a healthy life after your surgery. Depending on your needs, we offer the following services at our locations:

  • Preoperative services: stoma site selection and preoperative education – available at all our hospitals.
  • Inpatient services: surgical procedures and postoperative education with hands-on demonstration, identifying properly fitting products, connecting with resources and community support – available at all our hospitals.
  • Outpatient clinic: Troubleshooting leakage and skin breakdown issues, identifying properly fitting products, assessing for changes in weight, abdominal contours or mobility issues and assisting with difficulty obtaining ostomy supplies. Our outpatient clinics are located at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.

Types of ostomy surgeries we provide

Ostomies vary depending on your health needs, and we offer a range of ostomy surgeries including:

  • Colostomy – Surgically created opening into the colon (large intestine) through the abdomen. The output from a colostomy includes liquid or formed stool, gas and odor.
  • Ileostomy – Surgically created opening into the small intestine through the abdomen. With an ileostomy a section of the small intestine and colon (large intestine) have been removed or bypassed. The output from an ileostomy is generally a steady liquid drainage.
  • Urostomy – Surgically created opening to drain urine after the bladder has been removed or bypassed. The output from a urostomy is urine and possibly mucus.

We offer ostomy surgical procedures at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant. In addition to inpatient services that will help you pre- and post-procedure, our outpatient ostomy clinics will help you navigate life post-ostomy and will connect you to the resources and supplies you need to maintain a healthy life after your surgery.

Plastic and cosmetic surgery

Plastic and cosmetic surgery involves the reconstruction or reshaping of the body through various surgical procedures. The need for plastic surgery can stem from a physiological need, such as reconstruction of deteriorating body parts, or a cosmetic desire to improve one's appearance, such as a lip or eyebrow enhancement.

There are various situations that would call for reconstructive surgery, including:

  • Repairing scar tissue from burns or other trauma
  • Repairing a cleft palate or lip
  • Reduction or enhancement of breasts
  • Reconstruction of breasts after a mastectomy
  • Reconstruction of knees or elbows from sports injuries
  • Reconstruction of facial features after trauma
  • Reconstruction to correct deformed ears in children
  • Reattachment of fingers and limbs
  • Removal of tumors or skin cancers
  • Repairing crushed bones
  • Removing excess skin after significant weight loss

Breast cancer surgery

At Methodist Healthcare, we provide breast cancer patients with mastectomy, lumpectomy and nipple sparing mastectomy procedures that use advanced techniques to minimize scarring and speed recovery.

Transplant surgery

Methodist Healthcare is a leader in the U.S. for transplant services and surgery. We offer transplants for patients with conditions in the heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and bone marrow. Our specialized services are performed primarily at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant.

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