MU Health Care is accessible, easy to navigate and patient-friendly, so you don't have to travel to a larger city for world-class surgical care. We treat adults and children, and serve the central Missouri, northern Arkansas and southern Iowa regions.
Our surgical services
We provide surgical treatments for all types of conditions. Our surgeons specialize in range of surgical options, including:
- Acute care surgery
- Bariatric surgery
- Burn and wound surgery
- General surgery
- Heart and lung surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Urologic surgery
- Vascular surgery
Outpatient surgery and minimally invasive surgery
Many procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, meaning they do not require an overnight stay, and you can return to your normal activities sooner. Outpatient procedures are often performed at the Missouri Center for Outpatient Surgery [link to location page].
In addition, our highly skilled team of surgeons offer many minimally invasive surgeries, including both single-incision or dual-incision techniques. The smaller incision allows you to heal faster and have less scarring.
da Vinci surgical system
Many of our minimally invasive procedures are completed using the da Vinci surgical system, which puts our surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform, where surgery is performed using tiny instruments.
The system enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Da Vinci is used for the treatment of many forms of cancer, hysterectomies and other gynecological conditions.
At MU Health Care, we use the da Vinci surgical system for:
Hybrid operating room
In our hybrid operating room, we perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive and open cardiovascular surgical procedures, all located within University Hospital. It combines the functions of a catheterization lab with the surgical functions of an operating room, allowing our surgeons and cardiologists to perform both open and minimally invasive procedures in the same room. You are treated at one time without having to schedule multiple procedures. You also benefit from the collaborative talents of our healthcare team.