Surgical Services

Baptist North Mississippi offers a wide range of surgical services through our inpatient and outpatient surgery departments, and our staff is prepared to make you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. The information below will prepare you for what to expect both before and after surgery, as well as some guidelines for care partners who may have the opportunity to visit in the holding room or post-anesthesia care unit (PACU.)

Pre-Operative

Patients go to Surgery Holding (except for children, who go directly to the operating room). One family member or care partner may accompany you to this area and they should be prepared to:

  • Stay behind the curtains to respect the privacy of others.
  • Silence mobile phones. (Phones and cameras are prohibited in the holding unit.)
  • Abstain from bringing food or drink into the surgery holding unit.

You may have to be interviewed by several staff members, including the operating room nurse, the anesthesiologist, and the certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). After the interviews, we might give you medication to help you relax and to control any post-operative nausea.

When you are ready to transfer to the operating room, family members will be directed to the waiting area or the patient's assigned room.

Please understand that certain care situations in the holding unit may take priority over family/care partner visitation. Your visit to the holding unit may be delayed for these reasons.

Post-Operative

After surgery you will be transferred to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU), where you will be cared for by a nursing staff dedicated to the PACU. Your family/care partner will be notified by phone and given an update within 20-30 minutes of your arrival here.

One person may visit for 5-10 minutes at a time, and all visitors should be prepared to:

  • Stay behind the curtains to respect the privacy of others.
  • Silence mobile phones. (Phones and cameras are prohibited in the PACU.)
  • Abstain from bringing food or drink into the PACU.

If family members feel uncomfortable entering the medical care area, they may remain in the waiting room. Professional nurses are caring for your loved one and will update you on a regular basis. Feel free to ask your PACU nurse any questions you may have.

Pain and nausea are often a part of the post-operative experience. We constantly treat both. Once the recovery period is complete, you will be transferred to the outpatient department or admitted to an inpatient room.

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Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Address
2301 South Lamar
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone
662-232-8100

Email
info.northmiss@bmhcc.org

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