Surgery

​Saint Francis Hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient surgery services. From same-day ophthalmologic procedures, gall bladder extraction and hernia repair to critical inpatient procedures, robotic procedures, trauma surgery and transplantation, the physicians and surgical staff of Saint Francis are among the finest around.

New technologies currently in use in the Saint Francis Hospital operating room (OR) are making both processes and surgeries run more smoothly and on schedule. A physician OR check-in system helps to streamline the process of getting rooms and patients ready for surgery. Surgeons alert surgery staff of their arrival at the hospital through an automated check-in. The physician may go to one of six locations on campus, enter a designated code and the surgical staff is notified of his or her arrival.

With the enhanced planning capabilities this system provides, greater surgical efficiency has resulted. Approximately 85 percent of surgeries begin on schedule, well above the national average of 65 percent.
 
Additionally, on the first floor of the main Saint Francis Hospital building, 29 operating rooms are dedicated to both inpatient and outpatient services. Nearby, a seven-suite Endoscopy unit services gastrointestinal and pulmonary outpatients and inpatients.

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