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The Steadman Clinic at the Dillon Surgery Center

May 02, 2023

Vail Health’s Dillon Surgery Center serves the Summit County community, one of the most active sports populations in the country. Along with our partners at this location–The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery–we’re elevating health across our mountain communities.

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at the Dillon Surgery Center

May 02, 2023

With partners like Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery (VSON) and The Steadman Clinic, Vail Health’s Dillon Surgery Center brings world-class orthopaedic surgery to Summit County.

Robotic Surgery at Vail Health

Apr 28, 2023

Vail Health's robotic surgery team at Surgical Associates utilizes the advanced da Vinci Xi Surgical System to get you back faster to the activities and lifestyle you love. Learn more, or schedule your robotic surgery at

Surgery Close to Home: Vail Health's Surgical Associates

Apr 28, 2023

Vail Health’s Surgical Associates ensures you don’t have to travel far from home for state of the art surgery services. Learn more, and schedule a consultation at

Meet Barry Hammaker, MD

Oct 20, 2022

Dr. Barry Hammaker is a surgeon and the Chief Medical Officer at Vail Health in Vail, Colorado. Before a chance encounter set Barry on the path to working at Vail Health, Dr. Hammaker completed 16 years of active duty military service, including multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2005. Barry received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has an interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, thoracic surgery, surgical endoscopy and colon cancer screening.

Dr. David Ford's Passion for Robotic Surgery

Aug 08, 2022

David Ford, MD, is Vail Health's newest general and robotic surgeon. Dr. Ford joins Vail Health's Surgical Associates team. In this episode, Dr. Ford goes into detail about his history specializing in robotic surgery, and why robotic surgery leads to faster recoveries and better outcomes for patients. Dr. Ford performs robotic surgeries at Vail Health hospital in Vail, Colorado.

Robotic Surgery | Incredible Outcomes at Vail Health

May 19, 2022

For many patients, robotic surgery is not only more cost-effective, but safer and with incredible recovery times, getting patients back to the lives they love faster. At Vail Health, our talented, experienced surgical team utilizes the latest and greatest device in robotic surgery, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. In this video, you'll hear directly from patients at Vail Health who had incredible outcomes from their robotic surgeries, and got back to work and hobbies faster than if they'd underwent traditional surgery.

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

May 12, 2022

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is prevalent, even in people with healthy, active lifestyles without a family history of heart disease. Dr. Kate Schuetze, a cardiologist at Vail Health, speaks with Chelsea Dentler about the common symptoms in men and women of PVD, and how you can schedule an appointment to get quickly screened for PVD. Patients with PVD, left undetected or untreated, have an increased risk of heart attacks.