Health Services

General Surgery

Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center offers surgical procedures including elective, emergent, and trauma procedures. We provide care to all ages from infants to the elderly. We have technology to support our patients’ surgical needs, including a DaVinci Robotic Platform for advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Our operative teams consist of surgeons, general surgery residents from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada – Las Vegas, anesthesiologists, and perioperative professionals including registered nurses, surgical and anesthesia technicians, and nursing assistants.

Our team’s goal is to provide safe, quality care at the standard of excellence for every patient.

Services Provided

General Surgery

  • Emergent open and laparoscopic procedures
  • Trauma surgery
  • Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery, including:
    • Ventral hernia repair, including complex repairs
    • Inguinal hernia repair
    • Hiatal hernia repair
    • Cholecystectomy
  • Colorectal surgery, including:
    • Colon and small bowel surgery
    • Ostomy creation and/or reversal
    • Diagnostic and interventional endoscopy
    • Anorectal procedures
  • Breast surgery, including:
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
    • Reconstruction with our plastic surgery affiliates
  • Soft tissue surgery, including:
    • Lipoma excision
    • Mass excision
    • Wound management

Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery

All patients will undergo pre-operative evaluation through our clinic.

Pre-registration testing will be performed through coordination with our support staff.

Before Surgery

Patients are to follow the pre-operative guidelines given to them. These will include instructions for diet, medication and pre-operative tasks such as bowel preparation.

All patients are to stop eating and drinking at midnight before surgery.

If you are having an outpatient procedure, you must have transportation to and from our facility. Patients are prohibited from driving after undergoing anesthesia.

Day of Surgery

Report to the Surgery Center on the second floor of Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center. This is right next door to the Surgery Clinic.

Please bring:

  • ID
  • Insurance card
  • Medication list
  • Recent test reports
  • Toiletries and other personal items, reading or electronic materials for your convenience.
Please wear comfortable clothing and leave all valuables items at home, including jewelry.

Before your procedure, you will be taken to the pre-operative area have vital signs evaluated and IVs placed, change clothing and meet with your surgical team.

After Surgery

After your procedure, you will be transported to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). You will remain under the observation of our nurses through your recovery phase.

If you are here for outpatient surgery, you will receive discharge instructions such as diet, activity, medication guidelines and follow-up appointments. Your ride will be able to take you home.

If you are here for inpatient surgery, you will be admitted to the Med/Surg Unit (MSU) or Critical Care Unit (CCU). Your care will be monitored by our floor staff and your surgical team. Upon full recovery and completion of you and your surgeon’s post-operative goals, you will receive discharge instructions such as diet, activity, medication guidelines and follow-up appointments.

Contact Us




Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


4700 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Building 1300, First Floor
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada 89191

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