Surgical Services

UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital offer a comprehensive range of surgical services. Our surgeons are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care, which leads to successful outcomes for you and your family.

We use the newest surgical techniques and the latest medical discoveries to provide the best possible care. In addition to traditional surgeries we offer minimally invasive and robotic surgeries that reduce pain, minimize incisions and shorten hospital stays.

Pain management, nutrition and social and psychological services are part of our holistic approach to patient care. Our multidisciplinary care teams include surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, technologists and support staff. All surgical team members within UI Children's Hospital specialize and are fully dedicated to the care of infants and children.

Transplant Services

UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital are the only health centers in Iowa offering kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, and lung transplants for both adults and children. We are home to a dynamic, quality-driven organ transplant center that boasts a record of outstanding outcomes.

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Plastic and reconstructive surgery can include your entire body—from your scalp to the soles of your feet. Among our services are:

Minimally Invasive

UI Hospitals and Clinics is a leader in using robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery, performing procedures with smaller incisions and reduced recovery times. The benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better patient outcomes
  • Less risk for postoperative infection
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

For surgeons, the advantages of the robotic system—which includes high-definition, three-dimensional images—are increased dexterity, precision and control.

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Acute Care (Surgery)

UI Hospitals and Clinics is an American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center. As a Level I Trauma Center with pediatric commitment, UI Hospitals and Clinics serves as a major referral center for critically injured adult and pediatric patients, admitting more than 1,400 patients for traumatic injuries each year.

Our services include: