Surgical care in Idaho Falls, Idaho

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You are in good hands when you have surgery at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC). From general surgery to brain surgery, our specialized surgeons, pediatric surgeons, support team, state-of-the-art facilities and safety-focused programs equip us to perform various surgeries.

If you have a surgery scheduled, please pre-register online.

Our surgical specialties

Heart surgery

Heart surgery is a treatment option for patients with more severe conditions. Patients may undergo traditional or minimally invasive procedures for a range of cardiac events. A few procedures our surgeons perform include:

Neurological surgery

Using advanced technology, our expert surgeons in neurological care treat various conditions that may require surgery, including cerebrovascular accidents (strokes). The technology used at EIRMC for neurosurgical procedures sets us apart as a regional leader in our surgical approach.

Additionally, our surgeons are the only ones in the area who perform trauma neurosurgery to ensure our patients have the best possible chance to recover fully.

Orthopedic surgery

Our surgeons who specialize in orthopedic care offer patients access to high-level technology to ensure procedures are performed with maximum precision. Whether you need treatment for back and spine issues or other more specific joint issues, our team has the ability to get you back to your lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Pediatric surgery

If your child's condition requires surgical treatment, we understand it can be stressful for you. Our compassionate pediatric team is committed to ensuring you and your child are comfortable and knowledgeable each step of the way. Pediatric surgery options are available for many different procedures, including:

  • Abdominal tumor surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Chest tumor surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery, including gastroesophageal reflux surgery
  • Liver surgery

Trauma surgery

Through our Level II Trauma Center, we have 24-hour immediate coverage in several surgical specialties. Our highly skilled emergency and trauma surgeons are ready to perform procedures for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Brain, head or spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Deep cuts, stabs or puncture wounds
  • Severe blood loss

Urological surgery

Patients with incontinence, kidney stones or reproductive system issues (male) may potentially benefit from urological surgery. Our board-certified urological surgeons directly manage urologic diseases and only use conventional surgery when possible. Your care is collaborative, with a team of medical specialists consulting to ensure you receive the best treatment plan for your condition.

Vascular surgery

With access to specialized surgeons and vein specialists and advanced imaging technology for minimally invasive surgery, you can expect to receive expert, individualized care for your condition. Vascular surgery involves procedures that treat conditions affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic systems. Our surgeons treat:

  • Aortic disease
  • Carotid disease
  • Peripheral artery disease

Robotic surgery

In addition to traditional and laparoscopic options, our team can perform many procedures using robotic surgery. Robotic surgery has many benefits, including faster recovery time, less pain and scarring.

The surgeon sits at a console next to you during the procedure and operates using tiny instruments and a 3D camera. Your surgeon’s hand movements are translated by a system in real-time, bending and rotating the tools while performing the procedure.

EIRMC has trained surgeons offering robotic-assisted technology for:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Reconstructive, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to treat and correct physical appearance or facial and bodily tissue function. Our surgeons perform:

  • Reconstruction following burn injuries
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks)
  • Breast augmentation and reductions
  • Liposuction

Preparing your child for surgery

Having surgery can be an anxious time, especially for children. EIRMC offers pre-surgery tours with a child life specialist to help families and kids prepare for surgery. The goal of these tours is to help familiarize your child or teen with the environment and medical equipment, ease anxieties and clear up any misconceptions about surgery.

To schedule a free pre-surgery tour, please make a reservation by calling (208) 529-7288.

When to call the doctor

You should contact your doctor if you have:

  • A temperature of 101˚ Fahrenheit or higher
  • Difficulty urinating or inability to urinate
  • Nausea and vomiting lasting more than 24 hours
  • Worsening pain not relieved by medication
  • Increased swelling around an incision
  • Redness that is spreading around an incision
  • Bright red blood or foul-smelling discharge coming from a wound