The surgical suite at CIMS Hospital is open for scheduled surgery eight hours a day, five days per week. Surgeons, an Anesthesiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Registered Nurses are available on an on-call basis for emergency surgery 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
The department is located on the second floor at CIMS and includes eight fully equipped operating rooms, a minor procedure room and an adjacent postoperative ambulatory surgery recovery suite.
The surgical department provides general, orthopedic, ophthalmologic, oncologic, oral, gynecologic, otolaryngologic and endoscopic services. All physicians and allied health professionals providing surgical care at CIMS Hospital have appropriate credentials and clinical privileges delineated by the Medical Staff and approved by the Board of Directors. Nursing Care is provided for all age groups, with evaluation of each patient on an individual basis.
The surgeon, operating room nurses, and allied health professionals each have a role in preoperative, perioperative and postoperative assessment and care of each patient, as well as in appropriate teaching. When length of stay is minimal (daycare), a serious attempt is made to contact each patient the day following surgery for follow-up.