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Expert surgical services in Frankfort

With over 4,000 procedures performed each year, Frankfort Regional Medical Center is recognized for the quality healthcare provided to the individuals and families in our community. Highly skilled and experienced surgeons, nurses and other specially trained staff collaborate at the Surgery Center at Frankfort Regional. It is our goal to meet the surgical needs of the surrounding region with compassion and excellence.

To learn more about our surgical services, speak to a registered nurse 24/7 by calling (877) 376-2631.

At the Surgery Center, patients drive up to a dedicated entrance, are admitted, prepped for surgery, undergo the procedure, recover and are discharged—all from a single area. In addition to traditional outpatient surgeries, our physicians also perform a number of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures.

Our surgical specialties

Our operating area has six operating rooms and a cystoscopy suite (surgical area used to perform bladder and urethra inspection). The preoperative area has a dedicated pre-admissions testing nurse and a dedicated nursing staff for outpatients. The 10-bed post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is staffed with professionals trained in pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

Our surgeons specialize in:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Ophthalmologic (eye) surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Preparing for surgery

All surgeries have risks and benefits you should familiarize yourself with before deciding whether the procedure is right for you. You may want to review the following questions with your physician before surgery:

  • Why is the procedure necessary?
  • What are the benefits of the surgery and how long will they last?
  • Should I get a second opinion?
  • Where will the surgery be performed?
  • What are the costs of the operation?
  • What is the operation being recommended?
  • What are the alternatives to this procedure? Are there other treatment options available based on my current medical condition?
  • What are the risks and possible complications of having the operation?
  • What is the surgeon's experience in performing the procedure?
  • What type of anesthesia will be given?

Pre-admission testing

For patient convenience, pre-admission testing is available Mon - Fri: 8am - 4:30pm. We recommend that patients pre-admit 48 hours to five days prior to the surgical procedure. Some physicians' office staff may make an appointment for pre-admission testing during the time the surgery is being scheduled.