It can be scary to contemplate having surgery. But when you need an operation, you can be confident in choosing SoutheastHEALTH.
We perform all types of surgeries, from simple outpatient procedures to complex open heart surgery. Our compassionate team is here for you at every step in your surgery journey.
Our Surgery Expertise
At SoutheastHEALTH, your surgery is performed by some of our area's most respected surgeons, who are trained in the latest surgery techniques. This allows our patients to enjoy shorter hospital stays and better surgical outcomes.
Many of our surgeons publish research findings. And they participate in continuing medical education, including through our collaboration with world-renowned Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Our dedicated nurses and surgical technologists have received extensive training and education too.
We also provide some of the most technologically advanced surgical care in the area.
Two of our 18 surgical suites are equipped with the latest da Vinci surgical robots. We have a brand new cardiac hybrid operating suite. Other suites are dedicated to general surgeries, gynecologic surgeries, neurosurgeries, small procedures, orthopedic surgeries, and ear, nose and throat surgeries.
Furthermore, every member of our surgical services is committed to patient safety. We are proud of our surgical-site infection rates that are below the national average.
Our facility features private pre-op and post-op rooms. This means you can have your own space to prepare for surgery and recover afterward.
An electronic patient tracking system lets your loved ones know exactly where you are in the surgery process. With a glance at the tracking board, they can see if you are in pre-op, surgery or recovery. Our surgery staff will even call your family to provide updates.
Other features include reserved parking spaces for surgery patients and their families.
Preparing for Surgery
If you and your provider decide that you need to have surgery at Southeast Hospital, you'll first have some presurgery testing. To help you get ready for surgery, you will receive specific instructions. For example, you may be asked to fast for a specific period. You may need to temporarily stop certain medications.
We know you might be concerned. Knowing what to expect can ease your mind. That's why our nurses will take the time to answer your and your family's questions.
The day of surgery, you will first come to the registration desk, which is in the lobby off the main entrance to the hospital.
After you register, you and your family member will be escorted to the surgery area. Our experienced and talented nurses will begin prepping you for surgery by starting an IV and reviewing your medical history. You will then be seen by an anesthesia provider who will describe the anesthetic treatment you will receive.
We provide all types of anesthesia—including local, regional, general and monitored anesthesia care—administered by a highly trained team of physician anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Have a Question About an Upcoming Surgery?
If you have questions about a scheduled surgery, please call 573.331.5830.