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From General Surgery to Transplant Surgery, each of the divisions within the Department of Surgery drives the standard for patient care higher. With a Level 1 Trauma Center, 29 operating rooms, 2,000+ cardiothoracic procedures a year, specialized breast surgeons, transplant options, and more our Department cares for patients of all ages, including premature infants. Our mission is to advance patient care through quality research and skillful excellence.

Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

UVA’s Division of Trauma and Emergency General Surgery provides patient care services for traumatic injury in central Virginia. UVA is a Level I Trauma Center and functions as an entity within the Clinical Care Services of the UVA Health system.

Breast and Melanoma Surgery

The Breast Cancer Program partners with specialists across the continuum of care to provide world-class treatment for patients throughout the Commonwealth. Our experienced breast surgeons specialize exclusively in breast cancer procedures.

Cardiac Surgery

UVA’s Division of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery is one of the major thoracic surgical academic centers in the country. Each year our cardiothoracic surgeons perform over 2,000 procedures – more than any program in the Commonwealth.

General Surgery

The Division of General Surgery covers the entire spectrum of surgical experience. UVA Health has continued to expand its operating capacity and now has 29 major operating rooms, six of which are used by the General Surgery Division. Ambulatory surgery is performed in six operating rooms in the free-standing Outpatient Surgery Center

Pediatric Surgery

The Pediatric Surgery Division, the Department of Surgery, UVA Children’s, and UVA Health provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care of surgical diseases in children ranging from premature infants to adolescents.

Surgical Oncology

The Division of Surgical Oncology specializes in the multidisciplinary treatment of 1) endocrine disease, 2) pancreas, hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal conditions, and 3) sarcoma and soft tissue tumors.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery is based at the University of Virginia, which is one of the major Thoracic Surgical academic centers in the country, and the Thoracic Residency is one of the most highly competitive and desirable training programs.

Transplant Surgery

UVA Transplant aims to advance the studies of disease in order to provide the best medical options to patients. We are especially focused on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes; developing therapies for hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver cancer; and supporting successful transplants.

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

UVA’s Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Division has tremendous and broad experience in managing the full range of vascular problems. Advanced techniques of vascular surgery offered include angioplasty, intra-arterial stents, minimally invasive surgery, and fenestrated endografting.