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Surgical Care

Excellence in Surgical Care.
Whose surgeons are all board-certified? Memorial Health Center's!

“I would definitely recommend it [laparoscopic surgery] to anyone. The recovery time was so fast and I received excellent care at Memorial Health Center.” - Judy

Memorial Health Center’s surgeons ceaselessly keep up with the latest procedures through continuing medical education, governmental programs overseas, and medical conferences. They use the latest technologies, operate in the newest surgical suites and earn excellent patient satisfaction scores.

Memorial Health Center is credentialed to care for acute care circumstances. Our professionals are trained specifically to manage and control your pain, to respect and listen to you and your family, and to expedite a successful recovery so you can go home sooner

Through our trusted affiliation with Aspirus, you can expect an extended level of treatment from some of the nation’s leading medical specialists. Nearly 18 specialists and surgeons conduct inpatient and outpatient procedures in Memorial Health Center’s state-of-the-art surgical suites.   These surgical suites are enhanced with the latest technologies every year. 


What should you know?

Before your surgical procedure, a medical professional will review your medical history and will give you any special instructions you’ll need about your diet and medications. In most cases, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight on the night before your procedure.

Before you go home, after your procedure, you will receive both written and verbal instructions about how to take care of yourself. You will also get phone numbers to call in case of complications or if you have questions. After an outpatient procedure, you will also need to arrange for someone to give you a ride home afterwards, because it takes time for the effects of anesthesia to wear off.

Outpatient versus Inpatient Surgeries

Outpatient surgeries are also called same-day surgeries or ambulatory procedures. You come in and go home all on the same day. Nearly 80% of all surgeries in the U.S. are performed on an outpatient basis. Because the average cost of an outpatient surgical procedure is less than ¼ (25%) the cost of the average inpatient surgical stay, both private and government-based insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) will often pay for outpatient surgery. But not all procedures are covered, so check with your insurance provider to make sure the procedure you are considering is covered. 

Inpatient surgeries are the opposite of outpatient. You would be required to stay overnight at the hospital (or longer depending on your procedure and health) after your surgery. 

Memorial Health Center has two in-hospital stay programs (otherwise known as Swing Bed programs). One is based in the hospital, the other through Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center (our senior care services complex that happens to be physically connected to the hospital). For more information regarding the swing bed options, call our discharge planners at 715-748-8100 x8876.