SurgeryCenter

Surgical Services

As Southeast Missouri’s only accredited ambulatory surgery center, we offer expansive surgical specialties, the latest technology, four operating rooms, three endoscopy suites, excellent care practices, and highly skilled surgeons and staff. Our services are ideal for individuals in need of a procedure that does not require hospitalization, who want the highest-quality care at an affordable cost. Throughout all procedures, patients enjoy privacy, comfort and convenience. Each of our 14 private patient rooms has its own bathroom, television, individual climate control, and ample room for family and friends. On follow-up surveys, we consistently receive 99 percent satisfaction from our surgery patients.

We Offer Highly Specialized or Critical Care Services

As part of the Saint Francis Healthcare System — which also includes Saint Francis Medical Center, the Cancer Institute of Cape Girardeau, LLC, Landmark Hospital (long-term acute care) and 10 medical specialty physician practices — Poplar Bluff Medical Partners offers a level of care and a scope of services unsurpassed in the region. While the majority of healthcare needs can be met right here at our own medical complex, patients requiring highly specialized or critical care services have convenient access to the advanced procedures and technology at Saint Francis Medical Center. This includes the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; multiple minimally invasive heart procedures; minimally invasive orthopedic procedures; advanced neurosurgery, including the nationally recognized spinal fusion program; and more.

Surgical Specialties

OUTPATIENT

*ENT Surgery

*OB/GYN Surgery

*Urology

*Endoscopy

*Ophthalmology

*Plastic Surgery

*Orthopedic Surgery

*Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Surgery)

*Gastroenterology

Surgical Services Checklist

Your Surgery

Please arrive at least one hour before your scheduled surgery time unless you are otherwise instructed by your physician.
Our nurse will call you before your surgery to obtain a brief medical history and give you pre-op instructions. If you have not been contacted by noon of the day before surgery, please call the Surgery Center at (573) 727-9080 before 2:00 p.m. and ask for the pre-op department.
Our business office staff may contact you before your surgery date to obtain insurance information. You will receive a brochure in the mail explaining our billing practices.
Please bring all health insurance cards with you the day of your procedure.
Please bring any legal documents regarding power of attorney or guardianship, if they are applicable.
If you would like to tour our facility, please feel free to call (573) 727-9080.

The Night Before Your Surgery

Please follow the eating and drinking instructions. Adults should not eat anything solid after midnight the night before surgery unless the pre-op nurse has provided special eating instructions. This is very important for your safety. If you do not follow these instructions, your procedure may be delayed or rescheduled. If your child is having surgery, our pre-op nurse will discuss feeding instructions with you during our call. If you are taking medications, check with the nurse who calls you before surgery regarding these medications.

The Morning Of Your Surgery

Be sure to follow the eating and drinking instructions.
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing that will not bind your surgical site.
Do not wear jewelry or watches, and please leave all valuables at home. We are not responsible for lost valuables. If your child is having surgery, bring along a favorite toy, blanket or video.
Arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery time so you can be prepared for your procedure. Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign medical consent forms. Also, legal documentation must be presented when a power of attorney or guardian is representing the patient.

Your Procedure

A family member or friend may wait in our lobby during your surgery. Simple lab tests may be performed at the Surgery Center on the day of surgery if not previously completed.
Your anesthesia care team will meet with you and answer any questions you might have.
A nurse will escort you to the operating room.

General Information

Bring your insurance card(s).
Wear loose, comfortable clothes. Sweat suits work best.
Leave your jewelry and valuables at home.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Remember to bring legal documents for proof of guardianship or Power of Attorney.
We are committed to making your surgery as pleasant and convenient as possible.

Things to Remember

Eating & Drinking Instructions
Infants Age Two Years and Younger:
No solid food (including cereal or pureed) after midnight. May have formula until six hours before surgery. May have 3 oz. of breast milk four hours before surgery and 3 oz. of clear liquids until three hours before surgery.
Children Age Two Years to Adults:
May have 6 oz. of non-carbonated clear liquids (apple, grape, cranberry juices: water, black coffee or tea) six hours before surgery, then nothing else by mouth.
Never eat solid food after midnight the night before your surgery.
If you are diabetic, obese, pregnant, have reflux or a hiatal hernia you should not eat or drink after midnight before surgery.

After Your Surgery

You will rest in our recovery room, under the care of our trained staff. An anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.
A relative or friend may join you in the recovery room.
The nurses and doctors will answer your questions and give you post-operative instructions. You will receive a written copy of these instructions.
You may be sleepy after your surgery, even after spending time in the recovery room. Please arrange for an adult family member or friend to drive you home.

Do's and Don'ts

• Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the morning of your procedure.
• Please arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
• You will need to bring your driver’s license and your insurance cards.
• Bring a list of the medications that you are currently taking and a list of allergies.
• Please remove any jewelry.
• Your procedure time will vary based on the type of procedure you are having performed.
• You will be assigned a patient room while you are here in which a family member may stay while you are having your procedure performed.
• After your procedure, you will be in recovery phase until you are ready to be discharged.
• You will need to have a driver to take you home after your procedure.

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Download the Pre-Admission Pack

You can save time by downloading this packet.  Fill it out completely and return it by submitting it in electronically or bring it to your surgical appointment in person.