Community Hospital South has six newly renovated surgery suites that feature the most advanced technology and equipment. Each suite's integrated technology system allows computers, x-ray and additional imaging equipment to sit away from the operating table, while surgeons view the radiographic images in high definition from two suspended monitors. This is especially useful in orthopedic procedures that often use bulky x-ray equipment.
Breast surgeons use the integrated system with a Kubotek portable x-ray machine to obtain immediate images of breast tissue specimens. In less than a minute, they can determine whether the specimen contains the microscopically targeted lesion in its entirety and quickly transmit the image digitally to the radiology department for confirmation.
Other efficiencies to improve patient care include a filtration system and doors that automatically open and close help keep the environment sterile. Green light technology enhances surgeons’ ability to see images on the monitors without eyestrain, while providing ample light for staff.
All six suites are of equal size, have identical configurations and orientations and contain the same technology and equipment. This consistent approach allows surgeons and nurses to use the suites interchangeably and provide each patient with the same optimum care.
da Vinci® Surgical System
Since 2010, the da Vinci® robotic surgical system and stealth navigation system have expanded the types of surgeries being performed at Community South. Surgeons use the robot-assisted technology to perform minimally-invasive, yet complex, procedures including hysterectomies, colon resections and surgery for cancer. Find a da Vinci surgeon >>
Community Surgery Center South
The new surgery suites are just one piece of the total picture of what Community South has to offer surgery patients. Community Surgery Center South, an outpatient surgery center with seven surgery suites, is located on the north side of the campus. Because the hospital and the surgery center are connected, they use the same team of anesthesiologists and share the same physicians
Having two facilities in such close proximity provides flexibility to seamlessly transfer appropriate surgeries from one facility to the other when needed. So whether you come to Community South for inpatient or outpatient surgery, you’ll benefit from the same continuum of care.