Surgical Services

Expert care – every step of the way

At Huggins Hospital, we provide all surgical patients with the highest standards of care. Whether the surgery is to repair a hernia or replace a knee or hip, patients can be assured that our medical professionals have the experience, skill, and technology to achieve the best possible outcomes.

It is not unusual for people to feel apprehensive when they are about to undergo surgery. At Huggins Hospital, we strive to educate you about your procedure, make you as comfortable as possible during your stay, and provide you with excellent care.

Highly skilled, board-certified surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures at Huggins Hospital. These specialists practice at Huggins because they know our Surgical Services Department delivers expert care every step of the way – from your pre-surgical preparation, through surgery, to skilled after-care that's specially designed to help you recover quickly. At Huggins, routine and advanced procedures are performed in the following areas:

  • General surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery (appendectomy, cholecystectomy and hernia repair)
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Eye surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Podiatry surgery

Family-Centered Patient Care
Our surgical care staff focuses on a proactive approach to quality patient care that includes communication and education. From the time the patient begins preparing for surgery through the time the patient is recovering, our team involves family members in discussions about care and treatment to help ease any anxiety a patient may have.

Preparing for Surgery
We understand there are a lot of details to consider when planning for surgery so we encourage you to contact us with any questions. 

Pain Management
It is likely the patient will experience some discomfort following their surgical procedure. There are many methods available to keep pain levels to an acceptable level that will allow a patient to participate in therapy and rest. Discuss these options with your surgeon and anesthetist and review our additional information on pain management.

Preparing for Discharge
Planning for discharge is just as important as planning for admission. We will work with the patient during their stay to meet any discharge needs.  Please let us know of any concerns.

Anesthesia
Our Advanced Practice, Certified Register Nurse Anesthetists, under the direction of Chief of Anesthesiology Dr. Frank Tranfa, monitors patients receieving anesthesia during surgery and other medical procedures.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Critical care
  • Pain management
  • Epidural steroids

For more information about the surgical services available through Huggins, please call Sandra Carlson, RN, BSN, CNOR, Director of Surgical Services at 603.569.7540.