Surgery: You Have a Choice
Full Service Care
Springfield Regional Medical Center and Mercy Memorial Hospital are full-service hospitals. What does that mean for your surgical experience? It’s an extra layer of safety should you experience an adverse event during or after surgery—a concern for patients who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or kidney disease, that may become unstable during surgery and need immediate attention.
At a full-service hospital, physicians are avaliable around the clock, with emergency physicians, anesthesiologists, pediatricians and hospitalists on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Should your surgery require extra assistance, we have many specialists readily available: cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neonatology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and radiology.
Full-service also means other resources are available to you 24 hours a day: pharmacists, a full laboratory, onsite radiology, a blood bank, nuclear medicine, intensive care, dialysis capability, and EKG, echocardiogram capability and on-call chaplains. These are just a few of the many services you might need following surgery.
If you or a loved one has a chronic condition, having immediate backup care is essential. Some of these conditions may be previously undetected, but can flare up during the stress of surgery. At Springfield Regional, we provide the safety net for patients who might be at risk of complications.
With board-certified surgeons practicing in a variety of specialties, Springfield Regional Medical Center can meet your family’s inpatient/outpatient surgical needs, including open heart surgery; general surgery; ear, nose, and throat; endocrinology, endoscopy; gynecology; maxillofacial; neonatology; neurology; ophthalmic; orthopedic; podiatry; plastic and reconstructive surgery; urology; thoracic and vascular surgery.
In addition to our range of surgical specialties, Springfield Regional offers the only locally available da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, providing our highly skilled surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy and putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures such as general, gynecological and urologic surgeries through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in some cases, better clinical outcomes
Patient and Family Focused Care
Springfield Regional Medical Center is committed to supporting the patient and his or her family throughout the stay, whether outpatient or inpatient. Our surgical nurses, with combined experience of more than 450 years, are here to support not just the patient, but the family, too. Here are just a few of the new support services we offer to patients and their families:
- Personalized briefings to the family from operating room or recovery nurse.
- Family-initiated rapid response if the family observes a sudden change in their loved one.
- Patient advocate program that works with the patient and family to resolve any issues.