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Surgical Services

Baptist Medical Center is recognized by HealthGrades for numerous surgical procedures. Baptist's full list of clinical recognitions from HealthGrades for Surgical Services includes:

  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 4 Years in a Row (2012-2015) 
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 4 Years in a Row (2012-2015) 
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries in 2015 
  • Five-Star Rated for Repair of Abdominal Aorta for 2 Years in a Row (2014-2015) 
  • Five-Star Rated for Colorectal Surgeries for 3 Years in a Row (2013-2015) 
  • Five-Star Rated for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 11 Years in a Row (2005-2015)

See a full listing of all Baptist Medical Center's HealthGrades recognitions.

Surgical Services Department

The Surgical Services department provides quality perioperative care for inpatients and outpatients. Surgical and anesthesia care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all ages (newborn to geriatric) in all surgical specialties except for organ transplantation.

Many procedures may be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Learn more about minimally invasive techniques.

Technology in Surgical Services

Technology in Baptist's Surgical Services offers a number of benefits to both patients and their families. Surgeons at Baptist can use the da Vinci™ Surgical System-robotic technology that enhances the surgeon's ability to perform a number of of minimally invasive procedures. As a result, patients may experience the following benefits:

  • Reduced trauma to the body
  • Less anesthesia
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
  • Less scarring

More than 850 da Vinci Systems are in use in major hospitals and surgical facilities throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
Learn more about the da Vinci system.

Surgical Navigation Systems

Surgeons at Baptist also use navigational systems that are beneficial to patients.

StealthStation Treon Treatment Guidance System®

For neurosurgical patients, Baptist provides the StealthStation Treon Treatment Guidance System, technology that allows surgeons to "see" inside the patient's brain even during closed skull procedures.

Brain Lab

Orthopedic navigation affords the ability to provide precision of sizing and placement of the joint components. This technique also enables these procedures to be done with more minimally invasive techniques with smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter recovery times.

HD Laparascopic Equipment

HD laparascopic equipment offers enhanced vision for the surgeon, which provides high precision for good outcomes.

Communications Systems

Additionally, Surgical Services uses software that provides real-time patient location information to facilitate communication among surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and patients' families throughout the entire surgical process. The software, from industry partners PeriOptimum and Sonitor, combines workflow management and patient tracking functions. When admitted to Surgery, a patient is issued a tracking badge with an assigned number that is attached to his IV or gown. Sensors in the ceiling track where the patient is in the perioperative process. Large plasma computer screens installed throughout the surgical unit and waiting areas display location information by patient tracking number.

A patient can give his tracking number to a loved one who can then locate the number on the screen to know where the patient is in the surgical process. For instance, loved ones will know that surgery is completed, and the patient is in PACU. Nurses can also send personal messages to the screen to let the loved one know the patient is "resting comfortably" or "coming out of anesthesia."

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