It is the philosophy and objective of the Surgery Department to render quality patient care. The department provides a facility that is well-equipped and immediately available to meet the needs of the surgical patient. The following specialties are emphasized:
- Ear, nose and throat surgery.
- General surgery.
- Open-heart surgery.
- Plastic surgery.
- Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.
The Outpatient Short Stay Surgery Center is located in the Dameron Hospital Annex Building. Patients may reduce the cost of surgery by eliminating overnight hospitalization without sacrificing quality medical care. The Alex and Faye Spanos Surgical Pavilion features state-of-the-art medical equipment and staff that are highly trained in outpatient surgical care.
In an effort to provide high-quality emergency and urgent surgical care to our community, Dameron Hospital offers a dedicated surgicalist group on-site for emergency general surgery.
With advanced training in general surgery, Dameron's surgicalists are ready to help patients whenever the need arises.
Why see a surgicalist?
A surgicalist is a surgeon who specializes in surgical care in the hospital setting. Surgicalists offer immediate care in the Emergency Department or in the hospital's inpatient setting. They are on-call for all general surgery care and benefit Dameron's patients in many ways. They offer:
- Reduced wait times and around-the-clock availability.
- Improved quality of care with focused attention on the most urgent
surgeries as they arise.
- Streamlined services with quick accessibility to patients.
- Shorter hospital stays and a faster return to normal activity.
Can you make an appointment with a surgicalist?
In addition to being available for emergency and inpatient cases, surgicalists may see patients with surgical needs. Most surgicalist referrals come from primary care physicians, but they also accept some patients with diseases in which the patient needs surgical assistance. Such diseases include:
- Breast lumps
- Thyroid and parathyroid disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Vascular disease
- Pancreas problems
- Colon problems