This 27 bed suite is located on the second floor of the main hospital in the recently renovated East Wing. This unit cares for patients who are having same day surgery and also cares for patients who are admitted after their surgery. The hours of operation are 6am until the last patient leaves, Monday through Friday.
Our services are comprehensive, allowing us to say that "we are more than just surgery". In addition to the thousands of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, this unit cares for the pre-operative and post-operative needs of patients who are having specialized procedures.
There are 5 surgical suites, including 2 newly constructed suites with advanced technology, dedicated to inpatient and outpatient surgery. There are also 3 outpatient suites, 1 newly constructed, dedicated primarily for endoscopic and other minor procedures.
Perioperative Services is the name given to a wide range of services that are involved with operations or procedures that may or may not require an overnight stay at the hospital.
- Ambulatory Surgery - Any procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay (also called outpatient surgery or surgical day care).
- Pre-Admission Testing - An area designated to complete pre-admission blood work, nurse assessments and provide instructions. Elective Admit after surgery patients are also prepared for surgery in this area.
- Endoscopy Department - Outpatient Surgery Rooms - An area dedicated to exams of the colon, stomach, lungs, and minor procedures such as removal of skin lesions.
- Operating Room - Five (5) surgical rooms dedicated to inpatient and outpatient surgery plus one maternity operating room.
- St. Mary's Perella Ambulatory Surgery Center - Offers the latest technology in outpatient surgery in a comfortable, convenient setting. Patient privacy and comfort are assured in individual rooms, while family members and friends can wait in the spacious atrium and café.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center includes:
- A state of the art Endoscopy Department
- Three minor procedure rooms
- Private outpatient surgery rooms adjacent to the five main operating rooms.
A wide variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures can be performed at the Ambulatory Surgery Center including:
- Arthroscopy - a visual examination of the joints of the body (example: shoulder, knee, etc.)
- Cystoscopy - a visual examination of the urinary tract and bladder
- ENT - Tonsillectomy, placement of ear tubes for pediatric and adult patients, sinus endoscopy
- General Surgery - Removal of gall bladder, appendix, hernia, breast surgery, bowel surgery (most done arthroscopy, see above)
- Hysteroscopy - a visual examination of the uterus used to diagnose and treat uterine polyps and fibroids.
- Laparoscopy - is the most common form of minimally invasive surgery performed today, and is used successfully for removal of the gallbladder and appendix, ulcer surgery, hernia repairs, and lung biopsies. These techniques are predicted to be the first choice for most diagnostic and surgical procedures in the 21st century. Laparoscopy is also used to treat endometriosis and for performing hysterectomies.
- OB/GYN - C Sections, hysterectomy, Hysteroscopy, D&C, procedures for incontinence, etc.
- Ophthalmology - Eye surgery such as cataracts
- Orthopedic Surgery - Total joint replacements( Knee, hip, shoulder), bone fractures, carpel tunnel
- Podiatry (foot surgery) - diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot (example: bunions or hammer toes).
- Sinus Endoscopy - a visual examination of the sinus cavity.
- Spine - Minimally invasive to complex surgery of the spine
- Urological Surgery - surgery for the urinary system such as urinary bladder procedures, prostate procedures, and procedures for incontinence