Surgery

Surgery

Advanced Technology for Extraordinary Care

At Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, we perform more than 4,000 surgeries every year in our state-of-the-art surgery suites. We understand surgery of any type can be stressful, so we work to prepare you for what to expect every step of the way, from pre-admission surgical screening to the detailed discharge instructions you’ll receive when you’re dismissed from the hospital.

General Surgery

The Surgical Services team is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients. Doctors, nurses, anesthesia personnel, and others provide comprehensive surgical services with compassion for our patients and their families in a comfortable community hospital atmosphere. Here are the most commonly performed surgeries at Hutchinson Regional Hospital:

  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder with rotator cuff repair
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary artery bypass with graft
  • da Vinci® surgical procedures
  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Total hip arthroplasty
  • Total knee arthroplasty
da Vinci surgical system

Da Vinci Surgical System

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, 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 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
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes

Same Day Surgery

Our Same Day Surgery Center has been designed to give you the most comfortable, convenient surgical experience possible, while being cared for by a highly qualified, caring team of nurses and physicians using the most up to date surgical techniques and equipment. From scheduling through pre-admission testing and registration, we work closely with your physician to ensure your experience is a seamless one.

Once your appointment is scheduled, our Pre-Admission Surgical Screening (PASS) office will be contacting you to conduct the pre-surgery interview, collect all pertinent patient information and streamline the admissions process.

If you have questions, please contact them directly at 620-665-2314.

PASS Office Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On the day of surgery, we ask that you bring all the documents that your surgeon has given you, as well as your insurance information, along with any additional information that our staff has requested. We also ask that you leave any valuables at home.

Surgeries done in the Same Day Surgery Center are those that typically do not require an overnight say. They are often minimally invasive, involve less discomfort and a quicker recovery. Types of surgeries that might be performed in the Same Day Surgery Center include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endoscope procedures
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Liver disorders
  • Pancreatic disorders
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus disease—sinusplasty, sinusitis, etc.
  • Abdominal
  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hernia
  • Vascular
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Reproductive medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Arthroscopic surgery—knee, shoulder, hand, wrist, elbow, etc.
  • Fracture care
  • Total joint replacement
  • Sports medicine
  • Bunion correction surgery
  • Hammertoe correction surgery
  • Foot and ankle fracture care
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Foot and ankle tendon/ligament surgery
  • Excision of cysts/masses/lesions from foot and ankle
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Heel pain surgery
  • Foot and ankle total joint replacement
  • Infertility
  • Kidney stones
  • Seed implants
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary dysfunction
  • Various types of urological cancers
  • Vasectomy