Surgical Care at Banner Community Hospital
At Community Hospital, we want you to know that whether your surgery is to repair a hernia, hysterectomy or fix a knee or shoulder, you can be assured that our medical professionals have the experience, skill and technology to achieve the best possible outcomes.
The departments that encompass our Surgical Care Area include the pre-op holding unit, the operating rooms, the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and the sterile processing unit. The caregivers who comprise these units are involved collaboratively with each other and with the surgeons, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and other health care professionals to provide the best surgical experience possible.
Preparing for Surgery
We understand there are a lot of details to attend to when planning for surgery. To help with this process, we’ve prepared a fact sheet on Preparing for Surgery that will give relevant information and appropriate contacts. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Planning for discharge is just as important as planning for admission. We will work with the patient during their stay to meet any discharge needs. Please let us know of any concerns.
Family-Centered Patient Care
Our Surgical Care staff focuses on a proactive approach to quality patient care that includes communication and education. From the time the patient begins preparing for surgery through the time the patient is recovering, our team involves family members in discussions about care and treatment, to help ease any anxiety a patient may have.
It is likely the patient will experience some discomfort following their surgical procedure. There are many methods available to keep pain levels to an acceptable level that will allow a patient to participate in therapy and rest. Discuss these options with the surgeon and anesthetist and review our additional information on pain management.