General Surgery

Phone Numbers

Surgical Lobby Desk
(803) 791-2708
ActionLine
(803) 791-2342
Nurse Liaison
(803) 939-4523
378/South Entrance
(803) 739-3118
North Entrance
(803) 936-3198
Volunteer Office
(803) 791-2573
Chaplain
(803) 791-2901
(803) 791-2033

General Surgery

Lexington Medical Center is one of the top surgical centers in the region performing more than 17,000 surgeries each year. Our board-certified surgical specialists are supported by skilled anesthesiologists, registered nurses and technologists. We were one of the first hospitals in the nation to perform endovascular surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

Our state-of-the-art digital surgical suites are equipped with advanced surgical navigation and O-arm surgical imaging systems that make surgery ultra-precise and less invasive. Our hospital is accredited to perform, and experienced in, some of the most complex surgical procedures including open heart, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery as well as laparoscopic hysterectomy and orthopedic, urologic and arthroscopic procedures.

Surgery and Recovery

When a loved one is having surgery, we take your comfort to heart, too.

Waiting Area

Please be our guest to complimentary coffee weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and use courtesy phones and computers to keep family and friends up to date. Our state-of-the art patient tracking service keeps you informed of your loved one’s progress at every stage of care. Drinks and light snacks are accessible in our canteen for waiting guests. We ask that you limit snacks to foods such as crackers, pretzels and other snacks that lack a strong aroma. Please help keep our waiting area calm and quiet by speaking softly.

Pre-Op Area

One person may accompany the patient to pre-op for initial preparation. Once the patient is ready, two people at a time can be escorted to the pre-op area.

PACU — Post Anesthesia Care Unit

After surgery, the surgeon will visit the surgical lobby/conference room to speak privately with family and/or friends. At this time, the patient will be going to PACU and recovery usually takes from 1.5 to 2 hours. Family and/or friends will be notified when the patient is in outpatient recovery or has been assigned a hospital room.

Outpatient Recovery Area

After a patient has recovered in PACU, he or she will be transferred to outpatient recovery. The volunteer/nurse liaison can then escort family and/or friends to recovery and home care instruction will be provided.