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Surgery at CentraCare Health - Paynesville

Advanced technology in the hands of experts.

Whether you are admitted as an inpatient or coming to the Paynesville Hospital or Specialty Services for outpatient surgery, you’ll receive sophisticated, responsive, personalized care. Our hospital offers both in-patient and out-patient surgery options.

Our surgical services department offers you and your loved ones all the benefits of the most advanced medical equipment coupled with an expert surgical team dedicated to your surgery and recovery experience, close to home. Specialty Surgeons travel to us, so you don't have to travel to them.

We provide a wide variety of in-patient and out-patient surgical procedures. Many procedures are performed laparoscopically, which allows our patients a faster recovery time.

We offer many procedures, such as:

  • Laparoscopic gallbadder
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted or open bowel resection
  • C-sections
  • Hysterectomies
  • Tubal ligation
  • Bunion ectomies
  • Bladder surgeries
  • Knee replacements (partial or total)
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Cataracts
  • Ear, nose & throat procedures
  • Colonoscopies
  • Upper endoscopies

Outpatient Procedures

Many minor procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, providing a cost effective, efficient means of medical treatment.

Some of our outpatient services include:

  • Arthroscopic surgery (knee surgery)
  • Laparoscopic gall bladder surgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery
  • VNUS procedure (varicose veins)
  • Bunion surgery
  • Laparoscopic nissens (gastric reflux)
  • Adenoidectomy - Tonsillectomy
  • Phaco cataract surgery
  • Open or laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Vaginal slings (incontennance)

Preparing For Your Surgery

Thank you for choosing us for your surgery.

As you prepare for your surgery, let us know of any special requests. We will work closely with you to meet your needs.

One of our nurses will call you before your surgery. If your surgery takes place on Monday, we will call you by the previous Friday. If you do not hear from us by 3 p.m. the day before your surgery, please call.

If you cannot read or speak English, or if you use sign language, let us know. We can arrange for an interpreter.

We welcome your comments, concerns or suggestions. Please call us at anytime. Our phone number is 320-243-7712. Our hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bathing Instructions

When taking a bath or shower the day before surgery, lather up a washcloth with half a bottle of the supplied chlorahexidine soap. Scrub your entire body with the soap, except your face and genital area, for ten minutes. Especially wash well the part of your body undergoing surgery. After scrubbing for ten minutes, shut the shower off or sit on the edge of the tub and let the soap sit for five minutes. After five minutes, rinse off the soap. If washing your hair, do so before using the soap. Do not use lotions, powders or deodorant after bathing. Repeat these same steps again the morning of surgery, using the remaining half bottle of soap. Doing so will help prevent post-surgery infections.

Arrival Directions

Please make every effort to arrive at your scheduled time. When you arrive:

  • Go to the hospital nurses' station. (Enter at the emergency entrance - door #17.)
  • Go to the Specialty Services Department after registering at the clinic reception desk.

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