Community Health Network, through its convenient hospitals, surgery centers and endoscopy centers, is Central Indiana’s most preferred surgery provider, delivering unsurpassed service to our physicians and their patients. In partnership with our expert medical staff, we offer innovative and individualized surgery options that are responsive to our customers’ needs. We are committed to efficiently and safely delivering the highest quality surgical and recovery care, creating an exceptional experience for physicians, patients and families alike.
Community first in Indianapolis to offer intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
Community Breast Care offers a new breast cancer treatment for women age 45 and older who have early breast cancer—intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT).
This groundbreaking treatment is targeted, which results in less overall radiation therapy with similar outcomes to the standard six-week treatment course.
Additional benefits include less irritation of healthy breast tissue, minimized exposure to the chest cavity and underlying organs, and fewer skin reactions, such as redness, rashes and irritation. Learn more >>
The most advanced surgical treatment for colon cancer now offered
Community Health Network and Colon and Rectal Care are excited to offer several advanced techniques, expanding the spectrum of colon health treatment options available to patients. Besides screening colonoscopy, new surgical techniques available include Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM), Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) and robotic assisted da Vinci® Surgical System colon surgery. Learn more about these new, innovative colon surgical procedures >>
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition in which the pelvic organs - bladder, bowel, or uterus - protrude into the vagina. POP can cause symptoms such as a vaginal bulge, pelvic pressure or discomfort, or difficulty with bladder or bowel function. Many factors are involved in the development of POP, such as weakening of the pelvic muscles, damage to the connective tissue or nerves of the pelvis, and chronic conditions or activities that increase abdominal pressure.
Learn more about the treatment options available for pelvic organ prolapse >>
A positive outlook on alarming symptoms
The symptoms can be alarming—difficulty walking, urinary incontinence and mild dementia or memory problems—and they might resemble Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases. Who could imagine that they might instead signal a condition that can be treated effectively and relatively easily?
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), an abnormal increase in cereobrospinal fluid in the brain, affects up to 375,000 Americans. Community Hospital East physicians can treat NPH using a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The device—installed during a surgical procedure that takes less than an hour—relieves the buildup of fluid in the brain that causes NPH. “It’s an easy procedure to do, and has minimal risks,” says Community neurosurgeon Robert Sloan, M.D.
Once it’s in place, the valve can be easily adjusted in the doctor’s office to “fine-tune” the treatment. Remarkably, the treatment allows patients to return to a full, productive life, with symptoms often diminishing within a few weeks. Even dementia, which is usually irreversible, can be lessened if it’s caused by NPH and has been treated properly.
Learn more about NPH
Visit our neurosurgery section for more information about NPH >>
da Vinci Surgical System
The da Vinci® Surgical System is powered by state-of-the-art robotic technology. The system allows your surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments within the operative site. The magnified, three-dimensional view enables the surgeon to perform precise surgery in complex procedures through small surgical incisions.
More about the da Vinci® Surgical System >>
Community Surgery Centers
When you step into a Community Surgery Center (formerly Indiana Surgery Center), you enter an environment created especially for the patient. Every staff member, every process, every room in the building exists to respond to patient needs. The goals of the staff are for every patient to see the center as an extension of the surgeon’s practice, representing the highest standard of care, and to prepare patients to return home as soon as possible so they can continue their recovery in a familiar setting.
Community Health Network offers Community Surgery Center locations throughout Central Indiana. These state-of-the-art centers, which provide a wide range of outpatient surgical procedures for both children and adults, feature home-like environments that help reduce the stress and anxiety that may accompany surgery. More than 98 percent of our patients rate their experience with Community Surgery Center as either very good or excellent.
For more information, visit www.CommunitySurgeryCenter.com.