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Less Invasive Procedures for a Quicker Recovery

Learning you need surgery can be stressful, so our team at Valley Baptist Medical Center works hard to keep you informed and make your experience as stress-free as possible. The surgeons and nurses at Valley Baptist listen to your concerns and take the time to make sure you feel comfortable every step of the way.

And best of all? We aim to reduce the time you need to stay in the hospital, with our surgeons often getting you in and out the very same day. This is made possible thanks to robotic devices and other technology that allows for surgeries to be as minimally invasive as possible.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Surgical Floor at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville

Day Surgery

Many surgical procedures can be performed without you having to stay overnight in the hospital. In fact, thanks to advances in technology and procedures, day surgeries are becoming more and more common.

The Day Surgery Center advantage:

  • Quality surgical procedures at a lower cost than conventional hospitalization
  • Fully staffed by surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists

Let our 30-bed Day Surgery Center in Harlingen or our 20-bed Day Surgery Center in Brownsville be your destination for outpatient surgery. Your physician can contact us to set a time and date for your surgery and pre-operative visit.

If you have any questions, or cannot make your pre-operative appointment, please call Pre-Admitting Services at (956) 389-1862 (Harlingen) or (956) 698-5474 (Brownsville).

North Brownsville Ambulatory Surgery Center

With four operating rooms and two endoscopy suites featuring high-tech equipment, our Ambulatory Surgery Center has become a site of choice for minor surgery procedures.

Our surgeries include:

  • Arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery
  • Laparoscopic tubal sterilization
  • Bunionectomy 
  • Carpal tunnel surgery 
  • Tonsillectomies
  • Ear surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Endoscopy: esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) and colonoscopies
  • Pain management

Valley Baptist’s Ambulatory Surgery Center allows you to have surgery in a high-quality environment that’s conveniently located, and then continue your recovery at home with friends and loved ones.

For more information, call the North Brownsville Surgery Center at (956) 698-4970.

Specialty Surgery Services


Leading-edge technologies are employed by Valley Baptist Medical Center's neurosurgery team, who are dedicated to treating problems before they become severe, as well as repairing the damage caused by stroke or other vascular conditions. Our neurosurgeons are recognized for their ability to treat even the most complex brain and spine surgeries.

Robotic Surgery

We offer minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci™ Surgical System. Using high-tech instrumentation, our surgeons are able to make minute incisions and perform surgery with pinpoint accuracy. Robotic-assisted surgery offers the potential for:


  • Less bleeding
  • Smaller scars
  • Less pain
  • Faster healing


Robotic surgery is currently performed by our dedicated robotics team at Valley Baptist in Harlingen and Brownsville for gynecological, urologic, gallbladder and colorectal procedures. For more information, call (855) 720- 7448

Weight-Loss Surgery

There’s more to bariatric surgery than the procedure itself. At Valley Baptist, weight loss professionals work with you on a whole-life plan for living. Learn more about the Valley Baptist Bariatric Center.

Bariatrics Surgery Disclaimer: 
Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities.  Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons offer a variety of joint replacement options, including knee, hip and shoulder. They also take care of professional and amateur athletes’ injuries, severe injuries and even the tiniest of bones and muscles in your hands. We’re prepared to deal with major trauma from accidents or falls, such as pelvic fractures and other major traumatic injury. Read more about our orthopedic care.

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