Surgical Super Suites
Surgery at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is performed in one of the hospital’s six Surgical Super Suites. Each 650-square-foot operating room is equipped with advanced surgical equipment and fully-integrated digital diagnostic imaging technology. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical techs make up our well-skilled surgical team.
During surgery, patients’ friends and family are welcome to wait in the surgery waiting room. This comfortable area offers a quiet setting to read, relax or make phone calls. It’s equipped with flat-screen TVs, a PlayStation for children and a private restroom. Fresh coffee is also available. The waiting room staff and volunteers are there to serve as a liaison between the patient’s family and the surgical services nursing staff and can answer questions and get updates as needed.
After surgery, patients are brought to the postoperative unit. Here, patients recover from surgery under the watchful eye of registered nurses trained in postoperative patient care. The nurses have constant visual contact with patients and are never more than a few steps from their bedside. The anesthesiologist and nurse will consult often during recovery as they monitor the patient’s progress. During this time, the surgeon and or nurse will typically meet with the waiting family to update them on the patient’s progress.
From the postoperative unit, patients undergoing outpatient surgery will be discharged to go home when the nurse and doctor determine them to be medically stable. These patients will receive postoperative instructions from their nurse. They will also receive a follow-up phone call one or two days after surgery.
Surgery patients requiring a postoperative inpatient stay will be taken to inpatient rooms when they are medically stable. These patients will recuperate under the care of a registered nurse on the appropriate unit—intensive care, progressive care, or postsurgical unit. The nurse will work with the surgeon, and other physicians if necessary, to prepare the patient for a timely discharge.
For more information about our surgical services, contact us.
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