Mile Bluff's Surgery Department has a trained operating room team that is available 24-hours a day to provide scheduled, as well as emergency surgical care. Mile Bluff employs five general surgeons, four orthopedic surgeons, a podiatry (foot) surgeon, two gynecology surgeons, and has many visiting specialty surgeons. Some of the surgical services Mile Bluff provides, include:
-Otolaryngology (ear, nose throat)
-Orthopedic (knee repairs, joint replacements, carpal tunnel surgery, etc.)
-Venefit - targeted treatment for varicose veins
To learn more about Mile Bluff's general surgery services from the patient perspective, watch this video.
Preparing for surgery:
When you are scheduled for a procedure, you will be given a packet that will contain information about your surgery and the necessary steps that you will need to complete before surgery. This packet will include forms for your primary healthcare provider to fill out during a pre-surgical physical, 'Hibiclens' soap packets to wash with the night and morning before your procedure, and additional information.
One to two days prior to your scheduled procedure, a representative from the surgical department will call to inform you of your arrival time. Your arrival time will be a few hours prior to your surgical start time. During this time, surgical staff will obtain a health history, fill out consent forms with you, perform necessary skin/site preparations, possibly start an IV, and administer any medications you may need before surgery. This will be done in the privacy of your own room.
Please keep in mind that surgical start times are calculated by estimating standard lengths of surgery. Surgery lengths can vary greatly from person to person depending on their individual physical needs. Your care is based upon meeting your needs and the needs of other patients verses meeting time deadlines. We will keep you informed of time delays as they occur. It may be a good idea to bring a book or magazine to read.
It may be necessary for you to complete some lab work and/or imaging studies after you register for your procedure. The registration desk will inform you of any needed testing and direct you to where you need to go.