Surgical Services include the Out-patient Department, the Endoscopy Department, the Operating Room and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room). These departments are responsible for the delivery of patient care.
Health care professionals who are trained and credentialed staff all the departments. The Director of Surgical Services may be reached Monday through Friday at 304-256-4140 or 304-256-4297. A Nurse Manager who is available from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. staffs each area. The O.R. Manager may be reached at 304.256.4141 and the Outpatient and Endoscopy Manager may be reached at 304-256-4267.
The Outpatient department is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Patients are admitted through this department for minor surgery such as hernia repairs, gallbladder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, plastic surgery of all types, tonsillectomy, and cataract surgery. The Out-Patient Department also manages an infusion center from the hours of 8:00 am until 9:00 pm. A variety of IV infusion are given: Blood products, antibiotics and immunosuppressant's are a few examples. Please call 304-256-4186 to schedule infusion times and you must have a current physician order.
The Endoscopy Department operates from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with on-call personnel available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. A variety of disorders are treated here: ulcers, hiatal hernia, reflux syndrome and other upper GI diseases. We also treat rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, diverticulitis and any lower intestinal disease. Additionally, care is provided to patients with obstructive biliary or pancreatic disease, lung disorders and/or foreign bodies.
The Operating Room is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cases are scheduled during the day and call teams cover the department after 11:00 p.m.. The department does all surgeries other than open heart, neurosurgery, and transplant. A Registered Nurse is always assigned as the Circulating Nurse. The Raleigh Medical Complex houses a new out-patient surgery center.
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
The Recovery Room operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Care is provided to all age groups including infants, children, adolescents, young adults, middle aged adults and geriatrics. The unit is responsible for the immediate care of all patients following surgery. The unit is staffed by Registered Nurses.
Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) -- Gastric sleeve and other weight-loss surgeries make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat or by reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both. Gastric sleeve and other weight-loss surgeries are done when diet and exercise haven't worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.