Our experienced team of skilled physicians, qualified nurses and support staff work together to provide you with the most compassionate, technologically-advanced health care available. North Oaks Surgical Services staff has been performing surgical procedures for over five decades with over 10,000 patients annually. We have cared for thousands of families in this community, and our goal is to make your surgical services experience a positive one.
North Oaks Surgical Services patients benefit from an experienced team in virtually every type of major surgery:
- Cardiothoracic (heart & valve, chest) Surgery
- ENT (ear, nose and throat) Surgery
- General Surgery (colon, breast, hernia, gall bladder, gastroenterology)
- Gynecologic Surgery (female reproductive health & pelvic problems)
- Neurosurgery (Deep Brain Stimulation, Vagus Nerve Stimulation [VNS], X-LIF, Corticography)
- Ophthalmic (eye diseases) Surgery
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (dental restoration and extractions)
- Orthopaedic (bones and joints) Surgery (hip & knee replacement, trauma, shoulder, spine, hand, sports injuries)
- Pain Management
- Podiatry (feet)
- Robotic Surgery (da Vinci® Si Robotic Surgical System)
- Sinus Surgery (Balloon Sinuplasty™)
- Urological Surgery (kidney, bladder, prostate)
- Vascular (vein) Surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery (cholecystectomy, appendectomy, nephrectomy, arthroscopy)
Bring Your Medications With You
Patients scheduled for outpatient procedures (surgery, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization) can save money by bringing their prescription and over-the-counter medications that they already take at home with them to the hospital. Insurance carriers or Medicare may not cover the cost of medications that you must continue to take during your outpatient stay.
Medications must be in their original container and labeled with the name of the medication, dosage and correct frequency. The label for a prescription medication must also include the patient’s name.
Home medications cannot be used if:
- Medications are in a pill organizer.
- Medication bottles contain more than one type of medication.
- Medications are in a multi-dose vial for injection (e.g., an insulin vial that is used at home that contains more than one dose). Insulin pens can be used.
- If the medication is a liquid/elixir (e.g. cough medication).
- If the medication is a Narcotic or Controlled Substance – these must be dispensed from the Pharmacy. You may leave these medications at home.
If you arrive without your medications, you will be encouraged to send someone home to bring them to you.
For information on what to expect when you are having surgery at North Oaks, please download our Patient Handbook
. If you are currently taking medications at home and are scheduled for surgery, please complete our Inventory of Home Medications
and bring the list with you when you come for your procedure. We also encourage you to read the CDC’s information regarding Surgical Site Infections