Surgical Care at Banner Health
At Banner Health, we perform more surgeries than any other organization in the communities we serve. Whether the surgery is to repair a hernia, replace a knee or hip, or fix an ailing heart, patients can be assured that we have the experience, skill and technology to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our Surgical Care staff believes communication and education are key to quality patient care. From the time the patient begins preparing for surgery through recovery, our team involves family members in discussions about care and treatment to help ease any anxieties.
Many surgical patients need the highly specialized care of an intensive care unit (ICU) following their procedures. ICU patients at many Banner hospitals benefit from an extra layer of care provided by iCare.
Banner Health also provides superior pediatric surgery services.
The departments that make up the Surgical Care area include:
- The Pre-op Holding Unit – Patients are escorted to this area after admitting;
- Operating Room – This is room where surgical procedures are performed.
- Post-anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) – This is the area where patients are cared for after surgery to recover from anesthesia. All caregivers are trained in adult and pediatric advanced life support, as well as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Nursing personnel work in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers for a successful recovery and safe transfer to an inpatient unit.
- Sterile Processing Unit – Sterilization professionals ensure all of the instruments, equipment and supplies used in the Operating Room are completely germ-free and sterile.