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Emergency surgery is surgery to treat a life-threatening or urgently serious condition. It is sometimes called trauma surgery. Since emergency surgery is not something you plan, it is considered a type of non-elective surgery. It may be necessary in order to save your life or preserve a body part.
If you need to visit the emergency room, use the Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals online waiting service to select your estimated arrival time for emergency surgery in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
You may need emergency surgery for a range of conditions, including:
Emergency surgery takes place in a Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospital. Surgeons are on call in order to provide care at any time of the day or night. A variety of surgeons perform emergency surgery, including:
Hospitals with high-level trauma centers, such as the Level III Trauma Unit at our Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus, have a broader range of specialists available for emergency surgeries than other hospitals.
General surgical risks include infection, bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, and blood clots. Other possible risks depend on the type of surgery. For emergency surgery, death is a possibility. However, it may also be a possibility without surgery in some cases.
Recovery after emergency surgery depends on the type of emergency and the type of surgery. It can range from a short period of time to a lengthy recovery. It may or may not require rehabilitation. For example, emergency surgery for a spinal cord injury can be difficult and extensive. However, emergency gallbladder removal may only involve rest and recuperation.
The potentially life-saving benefit of emergency surgery usually outweighs the risks and potential complications.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican hospitals offers emergency services, including emergency surgery, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.