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We Are A Team
The Surgical Services and Anesthesia departments partner with our surgeons to coordinate excellent care to our patients and their families – from registration to discharge.
When Surgery is the Answer
Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Surgical Services department is comprised of experienced surgeons and a highly skilled team of medical professionals all working together with one common focus – the patient and family.
We offer a full range of surgical specialties, to include general surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and urological surgery.
Our surgical teams perform 14,000 procedures and are proud that we maintain an almost 100 percent patient satisfaction and a very low surgical site infection rate (SSI).
As part of our patient safety focus, we follow the criteria set forth in the Surgical Care Improvement Project, a national initiative focused on reducing preventable surgical complications. We subscribe to the guidelines for correct-site surgery. This means the right surgery is performed at the correct place on the body of the correct patient. Patient safety is the top priority for all our patients.
What to Expect
Preparing for Surgery
Your health care team at Wayne Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate care. Comprehensive preparations for surgery depend on your diagnosis and will be discussed with you by your physician. The following general guidelines will help guide you through the surgery and recovery process. Please share this information with your family and loved ones, as they are an important part of your preparation and recovery.
Surgical Services is located on the ground floor. From pre-op through recovery and discharge, inpatient or outpatient, our highly skilled staff of experts works side by side to provide an extraordinary level of care.
Registration and Insurance
If your surgery is covered by insurance, please have the following information available:
- Name of Insurance Company
- Group and ID Number
- Telephone Number to Verify Coverage
- Address to Mail Claims
- Referral, Precertification or Authorization Numbers
To learn more, please call 919.731.6549.
da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
Until recently, most surgeries meant very large and painful incisions, blood loss, and long recovery periods. Minimally invasive robotic surgery, using the da Vinci Surgical System and the experienced hands of our highly trained surgeons at Wayne Memorial Hospital, offers a vastly improved experience. This includes less scarring, less pain, higher efficiency for the surgeon, and more importantly, a faster recovery for the patient.
To learn more about surgery with da Vinci, call 919.731.6065 or click here.
Barrett’s Ablation Therapy
This procedure is often used for treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus, a precancerous condition of the lining of the esophagus that can result from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). When left untreated, Barrett’s Esophagus can turn cancerous. The endoscopic procedure delivers radiofrequency energy in a unique way that helps ablate or remove unwanted, diseased tissue while minimizing injury to healthy esophageal tissue.
This procedure is considered to be a safer and faster treatment option for those with Barrett’s Esophagus.
It is also used to treat gastric antral vascular ectasia (also known as GAVE or “watermelon stomach”), a condition in which the blood vessels in the lining of the stomach become prone to rupture and bleeding.
The procedure can also be used for treatment of radiation proctitis, a condition that can occur following treatment for malignancies in the pelvic region, including prostate and cervical cancer.
Advance Directives/Living Wills
You have the right to make choices about your treatment or to name someone you trust to make medical decisions for you. These decisions should be made in advance of any medical or surgical procedure you may have performed. A brochure that outlines more information about advance directives will be provided to you.
To learn more about Advance Directives and Living Wills, please call 919.731.6407.