Surgery Department provides surgical services for both
outpatients and inpatients. Individualized care is
provided based on the physicians' orders and the RN's
assessment of the patients' psychological, and
sociological needs. Patients range from birth to
geriatric age levels.
The Surgery Department is staffed from 6:30 a.m. -
10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two call teams are
available for after hours, weekends, and holiday
coverage for emergency surgeries.
The department has six open suites, one Litho/minor
suite, and one urology suite to perform both inpatient
and outpatient surgeries. A four bed holding area is
available for patients prior to surgery if needed while
the OR suite is prepared.
Types of surgeries
Open heart or intracranial procedures are not
performed. All surgical cases are done in the OR suite
except cesarean sections. These are done by the OR
staff in the OB area. The OB staff is trained to
initiate emergency cesarean section procedures until
the on-call surgical staff arrives.
Anesthesiologists and CRNA's provide anesthesia.
Types of anesthesia used include general, spinal,
epidural, regional blocks, and monitored anesthesia
Physical Description of
The Surgery Department is located on the Second Floor
of the South Tower near the Emergency Department,
Radiology, the Outpatient Surgery Center, and the Lab.
Security of Department
The department is closed to the general public. The
doors are badge access only from all entrances.
You will be scheduled for a pre-admission interview.
Blood tests, urinalysis, chest x-ray, or EKG may be
ordered by your physician. This will allow us to detect
any problems that may effect your procedure.
The pre-admission staff will coordinate these
diagnostic tests, which will be done during the
A list of things to bring:
- You medication, or a list of medication you are
presently taking, including vitamins and herbs.
- A list of your allergies.
- If you have an Advanced Directive or a Living
Will, please bring a copy of the document.
- Any x-ray films, such as mammograms or other
procedures, as directed by your physician.
- Lab work completed recently at another
- Insurance information.
The Outpatient Surgery Center provides patient care
during the pre-operative and post-operative period of
an individual’s outpatient surgery visit. The Center
also provides services for same-day admission surgery
patients, arteriograms and cardiac catheterizations.
The Center is staffed from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday
The Outpatient surgery Center is equipped for a total
of 25 patients care areas. It is designed for patient
privacy and each room is equipped for patient
monitoring, oxygen and suction if needed. Each room
features a flat screen television. The Center provides
care for patients of all ages.
Types of anesthesia
- IV Regional
- Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC)
The Outpatient Surgery Center prepares patients for
various types of surgical, diagnostic cardiac
procedures. Family members are an integral part of the
care for the patient population in the outpatient
setting and are encouraged to take part in the
planning, preparation and post surgical care of the
The Outpatient Surgery Center is located on the
Second Floor of the South Tower with the entrance from
the main elevators through the Surgical Waiting Room.
The registration desk is located in the South Tower
Main Lobby for registering of patients for outpatient
surgery, same day surgery, and Cardiac Cath patients.
The family waiting area is adjacent to the Outpatient
unit and a public restroom is located in this area.
Telephones are available for family members in the
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) provides recovery
services for anesthetized patients. The PACU has 13
patient care areas with full monitoring capabilities
and continuous observation. Any patient that has
received sedation/analgesia or anesthetic agents may be
admitted to the PACU for monitoring as deemed necessary
by a physician/surgeon and or anesthetist.
The PACU is located within the Surgery Department on
the Second Floor in the South Tower.
The Murray-Calloway County Hospital Endoscopy
Department provides diagnostic and therapeutic
endoscopy, as well as minor surgical procedures, on an
inpatient and outpatient basis.
Types of endoscopy
- Esophageal sclerotherapy
- Total Colonoscopy
Minor procedures include but not limited to: chest
tube insertion, paracentesis, thorocentesis, triple
lumen catheter insertion, and small skin excisions.
The Endoscopy Department is a four-bed facility with
rooms equipped for diagnostic and therapeutic
endoscopy, as well as minor surgical procedures. The
preadmission area consists of 19 rooms for patient
preparation and recovery after the procedure.