Surgery

Vernon Memorial Healthcare’s state-of-the-art surgery suites are staffed by highly-trained surgeons, registered nurses, certified nurse anesthetists and operating room technicians. Collaboration with support staff - such as radiology, lab and respiratory therapy helps us provide the best care possible.

The VMH Surgery Center is equipped with the latest technology available for inpatient and outpatient procedures. Minimally invasive surgical techniques incorporate miniature cameras with microscopes, tiny fiber-optic flashlights and high-definition monitors to allow our surgeons to perform surgery through an incision that requires only a stitch or two to close. For patients this means fewer traumas, less blood loss, smaller surgical scars, less need for pain medication and earlier discharge.

Our board-certified general surgeons provide evaluation and treatment for a broad range of surgical procedures from hernia repair to gall bladder removal. From ACL repair, to hip resurfacing, to total joint replacement, our skilled orthopaedic surgeons use the latest technology to surgically correct musculoskeletal problems and enable individuals to live fuller, more active lives.

What to Expect During Surgery

During your stay in the operating room please feel free to ask any questions you may have about your surgical procedure and your care. While in surgery, your loved ones will be able to wait for you in our surgical waiting area that is located just down the hall from the operating room. This is where your surgeon will speak with them once your surgery is over.

What to Expect After Surgery

Once your surgery is completed you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be well cared for. In this area you will be allowed to wake up more before you return to your room. The nurses will also monitor your pain, surgical site, breathing, blood pressure, and circulation. If you are an outpatient, you will return to the same day surgery unit once you are more awake. If you are an inpatient and will be spending the night, you will be taken to one of our many post surgery rooms.