Surgical Services

Surgical Services

Butler County Health Care Center surgery area was reconstructed in 2013. The  3,500 square-foot space includes two operating rooms, a new recovery room, decontamination, clean/sterile processing, and staff locker rooms.

The operating rooms are equipped with surgical equipment booms, several video monitors and a video integration system. The video integration system allows the surgeon to choose which video images he or she wishes to view on which monitors. Previous radiology images may be placed on a video monitor within a split screen with a live view of the patient, or the video images from the laparoscopic camera image can be viewed on multiple monitors if necessary.  The system also allows for the use of telemedicine during a case if the need arises.

The operating rooms were designed to accommodate a variety of surgical cases.  This design helps reduce turn-around time between cases, allowing for more cases to be scheduled.

Our surgery department provides surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  Patients scheduled for surgery are asked to come prior to their procedure to complete any necessary paperwork and receive pre-op instructions from a registered nurse. The surgery department works cooperatively with the recovery room, outpatient department, the sterile processing unit, anesthesia department and floor nurses.  

Some surgeries that are routinely performed on an outpatient basis include:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Insertion of ear tubes
  • Knee scopes
  • Carpal & cubital tunnel surgery
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic gynecological surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Shoulder scope
  • Podiatry symptoms, bunions

Surgical procedures requiring a longer stay in the hospital include:

  • Partial or total knee surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Hysterectomy - laparoscopic or open
  • Bowel resection
  • Cesarean section