Surgery / Outpatient Surgery
Our surgical staff performs more than 3,800 surgical cases a year. The department is experienced in orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, eye, ear, nose and throat surgery, as well as oral and general surgery. The area's only full-time anesthesiologists, highly trained surgical personnel, and sophisticated surgical equipment are just a few of the reasons we have become this region's premier surgical center.
On our medical staff are the area's only physician anesthesiologists. Lakeview Medical Center is unique among area hospitals in having four anesthesiologists -- doctors with four years of additional training after medical school -- who have the knowledge necessary to evaluate and reduce patients' risks associated with anesthesia and surgery. Rounding out LMC's anesthesiology team are three certified registered nurse anesthetists. They evaluate each patient prior to surgery and monitor them during surgery and recovery.
Nearly 60 percent of our surgical patients take advantage of our special outpatient surgery recovery unit. With new instruments and procedures plus new ways to manage pain, patients are able to go home in a few hours instead of a few days.