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The 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 performed include:

  • General
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • OB/GYN
  • Urology
  • Vascular
  • Orthopedics

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 care.

Physical Description of Unit
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.

Pre-Admission Testing
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 pre-anesthesia visit.

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 facility.
  • Insurance information.

Outpatient Surgery
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 through Friday.
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 services include:

  • General
  • Spinal
  • 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 patient.

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 waiting area.

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 procedures include:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • EGD
  • PEG
  • Esophageal sclerotherapy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Sgmoidoscopy
  • 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.



Murray-Calloway County Hospital
803 Poplar Street
Murray, KY  42071
(270) 762-1100

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