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Surgical Services

There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve how your body functions. Some surgeries are done to find out what’s causing a problem. Whatever the purpose, quality surgical care leads to fewer complications and – most importantly -- better outcomes and reduced costs. Our North Oaks Surgical Services family cares for your family and gives you the personal attention you deserve.

Types of surgeries performed at North Oaks

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic surgery involves surgical treatment of organs inside the chest, heart and lungs. Cardiothoracic procedures at North Oaks are performed by qualified surgeons who are board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

Read and follow the instructions in this pdf document to enhance your recovery after CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) Surgery.

Ear, nose, and throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeons at North Oaks are board-certified and perform surgical procedures for ENT conditions and related areas of the head and neck, including the thyroid. For those who suffer from chronic sinus conditions, North Oaks also offers a gentle procedure that is less invasive than traditional surgery called Balloon SinuplastyTM.

Eye Surgery

The surgical treatment of eye disorders at North Oaks is performed by our board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in small incision cataract surgery and has broad experience with lens

Foot Surgery

Your podiatrist may recommend foot surgery if your foot problem does not respond well to conventional treatments or if a deformity exists.

General Surgery

Common surgical procedures performed by our general surgeons include breast cancer-related procedures, colonoscopies, colon resections, gall bladder removals, hernia repairs, laparoscopic procedures, non-cancerous and cancerous tumors, splenectomies and thyroidectomies.

Read and follow the instructions in this pdf document to enhance your recovery after Colon Surgery.

Gynecologic Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions such as cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and excessive bleeding.

Read and follow the instructions in this pdf document to enhance your recovery after a hysterectomy.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery has several benefits compared to traditional surgery including smaller incisions and scars, less blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery and return to routine activity. Surgeons at North Oaks perform many procedures using minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic surgery.

Neurosurgery

North Oaks neurosurgeons are highly trained to perform surgery on the nervous system, especially the brain and spinal cord, of those with diverse neurological disorders.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dental restorations and extractions are performed with precision by oral and maxillofacial surgeons at North Oaks.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans. Orthopaedic surgeons at North Oaks can handle it all.

Read and follow the instructions in this pdf document to enhance your recovery after Hip and Knee Surgery.

Pain Management

There are several non-surgical treatments for chronic pain. When these therapies do not work to reduce symptoms and the cause of your pain has been identified, your doctor may recommend surgery. North Oaks offers several pain management procedures with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques to get you back to enjoying life again.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery provides patients with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of an advanced robotic platform. Using robotic-assisted surgery, physicians at North Oaks can perform complex and delicate surgeries using small incisions with extreme precision.

Trauma Surgery

Surgery may be performed by board-certified North Oaks trauma/critical care surgeons on those who experience a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury. The North Oaks Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate immediate, lifesaving care for all injured patients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Urological Surgery

Urology involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the male and female urinary tracts, as well as male reproductive organs. When medication and other non-surgical treatments do not relieve symptoms, surgery is the recommended treatment for many conditions that affect the male reproductive organs and urinary tract organs. Some of these conditions include, among other things, prostate cancer, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, bladder and kidney cancer and vesicoureteral reflux.

The da Vinci® Surgical System is being used by many surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. It is a minimally invasive approach, using the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. Robotic surgery with the da Vinci system is ideal for both complex and delicate urologic surgeries. This includes prostatectomy, where the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves that affect urinary control and sexual function.

Helpful Resources

For information on what to expect when you are having surgery at North Oaks, please request a copy of our /documents/NorthOaks-SurgicalServices-PatientHandbook-Jan2019.pdf" target="_blank">Patient Handbook. If you are currently taking medications at home and are scheduled for surgery, please complete a copy of our Inventory of Home Medications and bring the list with you when you come for your procedure. We also encourage you to read the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) information regarding Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Surgical Site Infections.

Education Videos for Surgery Patients

Caring For Your Incision

Caring for your incision properly after surgery will help it heal more quickly. Watch this video to learn what steps to take.

CHG Wipes Education

Proper care of your skin before and after surgery is important to your health. Watch this video carefully to learn how to apply the CHG wipes.

Proper Handwashing

Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infections. Watch this video to see how to properly wash your hands.

Eating Healthy After Surgery

Eating healthy after surgery can help you recover faster and feel stronger. Watch this North Oaks video to see what foods are best.

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