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Surgical Services

We understand that surgery can be overwhelming and freighting for many individuals. Therefore, we try very hard to ease your fears and anxieties and make your surgical experience as comfortable as possible. Our highly trained team of doctors and nurses are dedicated to offering the best possible care to you and your family. Our surgical team serves neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients who require general, orthopedic, ear nose throat, and ophthalmic surgery.

 

Standard Operating Hours

7:00 am - 3:00 PM Operating Room
8:00 am - 4:30 PM Post Anesthesia Care Unit
7:00 am - 3:00 PM Same Day Surgery

Most surgeries are scheduled in advance of the procedure, however, emergency surgeries are performed as needed by a 24 hour a day/365 days a year "on-call" team of nurses, doctors and anesthesia providers.

 

Planning Your Surgery

When a surgeon determines a need for surgery, they will schedule a surgical time and, if anesthesia is to be used, will schedule a pre-operative appointment. During the pre-operative visit, a hospital registered nurse and an anesthetist will review the patient’s medical history and schedule any medical tests needed prior to surgery. The nurse will give instructions on pre-surgery procedures. Patients should plan to register during this time, so please bring any insurance information to this visit.
 

After Your Surgery

Following surgery, care is received from registered nurses in the Post-anesthesia Care unit. From this unit, patients go to the Same Day Surgery unit or to a room on the Medical/Surgical Unit. At this time, family and friends may visit.

 

Prior to Discharge

Before leaving the hospital, post-operative instructions are discussed with the patient. It is very important for patients to ask questions and be sure they understand what is being discussed. Patients receive these instructions in writing as well. Please follow the instructions carefully to help ensure a good recovery.

 

Outpatient Surgery

Outpatients follow the same procedures listed in “Planning Your Surgery” and “After Your Surgery”. Outpatient surgical patients are unable to drive following surgery and should arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for the remainder of the day. Post-operative instructions are given verbally and in writing. If anesthesia is given, a follow-up phone call is made the day after surgery.