Medical Services at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Cancer Services

Since 1946, when Mississippi Baptist Hospital purchased a “deep therapy” X-ray machine for radiation treatment, Baptist has been a leader in cancer treatment and services throughout the Magnolia State.

Today, Baptist Cancer Center, on the campus of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, treats more cancer patients than any hospital in Mississippi. Baptist Cancer Center has the full range of the most advanced technology in preventive, diagnostic, treatment, support and follow-up care in one convenient location, and a staff of physicians and highly-trained nurses with years of experience in caring for cancer patients and their families.

At the Baptist Cancer Center, patients have convenient and seamless access to all diagnostic, interventional and support services during every stage of treatment. We’re connected to the hospital’s radiation oncology department, hospital room floors, and the Colonnades Medical Office Building. Designated parking for the Baptist Cancer Center is available near the front entrance.

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Cardiovascular Services at Baptist Heart

Baptist Heart integrates cardiology clinics and hospital care into a single, convenient service for heart and vascular care patients. Baptist Heart provides a wide range of services, technology, and expertise to keep our patients’ hearts and blood vessels healthy including preventive care and maintenance, diagnostic tests, to outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures, and rehabilitation to get patients back on their feet.

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Center for Breast Health

Undergoing testing for conditions as serious as breast cancer can be overwhelming. The Center for Breast Health located inside Baptist for Women knows that, so we offer comprehensive, compassionate care with an all-female staff who are specialists in breast care within a private, more personal and comfortable setting. Plus, Baptist has eliminated the anxiety of waiting for results. With an on-site, dedicated radiologist, you receive your results before you leave.

Accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Breast Health services include:

  • Mammograms performed by a registered radiological technologist with certification in advanced mammography
  • Interpretation by a board-certified radiologist
  • Screening and diagnostic mammography
  • Low-cost screening mammogram program
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Lymphedema treatment program
  • Mammosite™ radiation therapy
  • Genetic testing and education 
  • Breast self-exam instruction by a registered nurse
  • Breast health navigator consultation
  • Guidance on follow-up services

The Center for Breast Health
(Located on the ground floor of Baptist for Women at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center)
1225 North State Street 
Jackson, MS 39202

Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 601-973-3180.
(Previous mammogram images must be on file at the time of your visit.)

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Emergency Department

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center provides emergency services 24 hours a day with comprehensive acute care and critical care services to patients of all ages, from non-emergent issues to life-threatening conditions.

Our emergency department has 42 rooms, including 35 acute care rooms, and a staff of physicians trained in emergency medicine. Respiratory therapy, laboratory, radiology, surgery and other invasive and non-invasive services are also immediately available to patients. Medical and surgical beds as well as an adult surgical intensive care unit, advanced intensive care unit and obstetrical units are also directly available.

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Gastroenterology

The Richard M. Nowell Endoscopy Center is an advanced laboratory that performs a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for digestive disorders. Some of these conditions include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis), ulcer disease and jaundice. A physician's order is required for endoscopy appointments.

Endoscopic procedures include:

  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy 
  • Enteroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Esophageal banding
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • The HALO 360 Ablation Therapy System to treat Barrett's Esophagus (BE)

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Long Term Acute Care

Provided by Select Specialty Hospital-Belhaven

Select Specialty Hospital–Belhaven is a long-term acute care facility on the fifth floor of Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. As a hospital within a hospital, SSH-Belhaven cares for patients with medically complex conditions who require a longer hospital stay.

For more information about SSH-Belhaven, please visit their website.

Maternity and Childbirth

Whether you are expecting your first baby or are adding to your growing family, The Birthplace at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center is here to help you have the smoothest pregnancy and delivery possible.

The board-certified OB/GYNs on staff at The Birthplace will manage your health, and the health of your baby, during your pregnancy and throughout labor and delivery. For mothers expecting more than one baby or having a baby after age 35, we have on staff maternal-fetal specialists, physicians who provide specialized care for mothers and babies who may be at higher risk for complications and require a different pattern of monitoring throughout pregnancy.

When the big day comes, The Birthplace provides comfort and convenience with labor, delivery and recovery all in the same private room. Should the need arise, C-section delivery rooms are immediately accessible directly from the labor/delivery/recovery rooms.

After your baby's birth, you’ll transition to our beautiful mother/baby unit to relax, recover and get to know the newest member of your family. Thoughtfully appointed with amenities such as flat screen TVs, full-size sleeper sofas, and small refrigerators, your private room also includes a spa-inspired bathroom with wall-mounted hair dryer and hand-held shower.

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Neuroscience Services

Baptist is one of the leading hospitals in North America for the number of neurosurgical procedures performed. Our board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons are on duty 24 hours a day at MBMC. Our physicians focus on the medical management of neurological disorders including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, pain management and services for sleep disorders. If neurological surgery is required, Baptist frequently uses Baptist-affiliated neurosurgeons in multi-specialty programs attended by the most respected specialists from around the country and the world.

Baptist offers services for neurological and neurosurgical patients with a range of diagnoses, including:

  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy, seizure disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Parkinson's disease

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has received Disease-Specific Advanced Certification in stroke from the Joint Commission and is recognized as a Primary Stroke Center.

Surgical Interventions

Neurological surgery is offered for a range of diagnoses related to the brain and spine:

  • Spine
    • Laminectomy
    • Fusion
    • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
    • Complex spine surgery
    • Myelography
  • Peripheral Nerve
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Cerebral
    • Primary and metastatic brain tumors and acoustic neuromas
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia

To view a list of clinic locations, visit BaptistMedicalClinic.org.

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Orthopedic Services

MBMC’s award-winning orthopedic program includes specialty care for joint replacement, treatment for bone fractures and other musculoskeletal conditions. Each year, physicians at MBMC perform more than 1,700 joint replacement surgeries, and HealthGrades ranked MBMC among the Best 100 Hospitals in the Nation for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement. Additionally, MBMC is the first hospital in Mississippi to be named a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, a national designation awarded by BlueCross BlueShield to hospitals demonstrating expertise in delivering quality health care in areas of specialized services. MBMC is one of a select number of hospitals nationwide to be granted this designation.

Our orthopedic services include:

  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Joint replacement
  • Knee replacement (total and partial)
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Anterior hip replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement

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Pediatric Services

Children are naturally susceptible to sickness, injuries and accidents. Their immune systems are still getting stronger, giving them a higher risk of catching contagious illnesses. And they’re inherently curious and likely to get into more situations that lead to injury. We provide around-the-clock emergency services and specialized care for young children to help you keep them healthy, and in one piece.

New expanded pediatric services at MBMC now include:

  • Dedicated pediatrics unit with playroom
  • Staffed by pediatric physicians 24/7
  • Nurses with an average of 25 years pediatric experience
  • Pediatric specialists in asthma & allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology,hematology, neuro muscular, otolaryngology and plastic surgery

Other pediatric services include:

  • Emergency department care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Same-day surgery care for outpatient procedures such as tonsillectomies, placement of ear tubes and many other common pediatric procedures
  • Radiology, for X-rays and other diagnostic images
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Newborn Outpatient Clinic for newborns needing additional follow-up, including weight checks and lab work

Learn more about pediatric services at Baptist

Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy

MBMC’s physical therapy department provides both inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Mississippi in facilities located in Jackson, Byram, Clinton and Madison. Treatment is targeted to the individual to achieve the best possible outcome, whether it be pain reduction, neurological rehabilitation, improvement of range of motion, or increased strength. If you’re recovering from an accident or have a disabling condition such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, bone fracture, head injury and cerebral palsy, our licensed physical therapists will design a program to help you get back to your old self.

Occupational Therapy

MBMC provides inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy to improve your functional abilities so you can perform activities of daily living. Most patients served by our occupational therapists are recovering from neurological, orthopedic, arthritic, and respiratory conditions. Our goal is to help you regain the skills and strength to have an independent, productive and satisfying life. Our occupational therapists help you return to performing activities of all types, from using a computer to completing daily tasks such as dressing, cooking and cleaning.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapy department assesses, treats and helps to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. Licensed speech therapists create personalized treatments to help you regain the ability to speak clearly, overcome stuttering and other fluency problems, control your voice pitch and volume, and treat cognitive communication impairments including attention, memory and problem-solving disorders. Like our other therapy programs, our speech therapy services are available in both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

See outpatient locations at baptistmedicalclinic.org.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory care services provides diagnostic testing, therapeutic intervention and comprehensive monitoring for all age groups. Our team of respiratory therapists works in conjunction with skilled nurses to provide neurodiagnostic and sleep disorders testing. Respiratory therapists also provide advanced therapeutic services, such as airway management, ventilator management and disease education.

Baptist Healthplex

The Baptist Healthplex combines the concept of physical fitness and the science of medicine in a recreational environment. One of our degreed fitness specialists meets individually with you to review your medical history and evaluate any health issues to be considered when exercising. An assessment will determine your fitness level, which will assist our staff in developing a personal exercise program. After a program has been developed, a fitness specialist will explain how to operate the equipment and teach proper exercise techniques for your personal program.

Baptist Healthplex-Jackson
717 Manship Street 
Jackson, MS 39202

601-968-1766

Learn more about the Baptist Healthplex locations.

Nutrition and Bariatric Center

Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center offers a wide range of medically supervised weight loss programs and bariatric surgery to help people reach a healthy weight, manage chronic diseases affected by diet, and develop an overall healthier lifestyle. Our multidisciplinary staff includes physicians, nurses, dietitians and exercise specialists to monitor a person’s progress throughout the program and ensure safe and effective weight loss.

Nutrition Counseling

Designed to help individuals understand diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Learn simple strategies that help gain control of your health by focusing on diet, exercise and medication.

Medical Weight Management

Physician/Nurse Practitioner supervised weight management program with dietitian support. Nutrition counseling and pharmacological treatment when appropriate.

Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery

Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center offers two bariatric surgical options through MBMC. Surgical options include laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. MBMC is accredited as a Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Additionally, MBMC is a Joint Commission-accredited medical center, and we have won numerous awards for our quality of care.

Ideal Protein

Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center is an independently owned and operated center authorized to promote and sell Ideal Protein® products and the Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method. Consult www.idealprotein.com for more information about the Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method and Ideal Protein® products and services.

Any express or implied statement herein that is not made by Ideal Protein itself or is otherwise inconsistent with or different from the express or implied statements contained in www.idealprotein.com materials, including regarding any benefit, performance or specific weight loss expected or achieved with the use of the Ideal Protein® Weight Loss Method or Ideal Protein® products or services is made solely by Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center, and Ideal Protein® specifically disclaims any and all such statements that are not explicitly or implicitly made in, or that are otherwise inconsistent with statements in www.idealprotein.com materials, and Ideal Protein explicitly disclaims any and all responsibility relating thereto.

For more information about any of our programs, contact our office at 601-973-1624.
1190 North State Street
Suite 204 (in the Medical Arts East building)
Jackson, MS 39202

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Screening Programs

MBMC offers a variety of low-cost screening programs to help people uncover potential health risks. Available screenings include:

Breast Basic: The Center for Breast Health offers screening mammograms for a flat fee of $180, payable by cash only. The price includes the radiologist's fee. Insurance is not filed for this program. To schedule a screening mammogram at Baptist, call the Center for Breast Health at 601-973-3180. A physician's order is required. Women who need a physician can obtain a free physician referral from the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262.

Heart Basic: Recommended for all adults age 18 and older, this overall heart screening includes height/weight; blood pressure; fasting/lipid profile; glucose; resting EKG; and heart risk assessment. The Heart Basic screening is offered through our Baptist Medical Clinic network at the following locations: Byram, Clinton, Dogwood and Madison. Call 601-968-1966 to schedule an appointment at the clinic nearest you.

Heart Premium: This more comprehensive heart screening is recommended for those age 45 and older with a family history of heart disease and/or other risk factors including smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or high glucose. The screening includes carotid ultrasound; abdominal ultrasound; ankle-brachial index test, a comparison of blood pressure in arm and legs to detect artery blockage in legs; blood pressure; CT scan of the heart (calcium score); body mass index (BMI); resting EKG; and total cholesterol blood work. When you come for your screening, park in the parking lot at the Colonnades medical office building. Check in at Outpatient Cardiovascular Diagnostics, located in Suite 100 on the first floor level of the building. To get to Suite 100, go up one floor on the elevator from the Ground Level. To register for the screening, please call 601-948-6262.

Lung Select: This low-dose CT scan detects abnormalities that may be too small to be seen on a routine X-ray. It is recommended for people ages 55-77 who are smokers or people with a significant smoking history who have quit within the past 15 years. Medicare or private insurance may cover the cost of this screening with certain criteria. The Lung Select screening is offered Monday through Friday by appointment at MBMC. Call 601-948-6262 for more information.

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Senior Behavioral Health Services

Senior Behavioral Health Services is designed to address the specific needs of seniors suffering from depression, anxiety, grief or other problems associated with mental illness. Patients are treated in a secured area located in Unit 5A in MBMC, accessible by keypad entry only. All meals and therapy are provided to patients within the unit. Medicare and most major health plans provide coverage.

Each patient is given a medical evaluation upon admission into this medically supervised program. Patients see a psychiatrist on a daily basis, and their personal physicians can follow them throughout their stay. Family members are invited to attend a multi-disciplinary meeting to plan and evaluate treatment. For more information about the Senior Behavioral Health Services program, call 601-968-1051.

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Sleep Disorders Center of Mississippi

Located on the first floor of MBMC, the Sleep Disorders Center of Mississippi offers advanced technology and expertise in evaluating sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, parasomnia and insomnia. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by physicians who are board-certified in sleep disorders and pulmonary medicine, registered respiratory therapists and polysomnographers. These highly trained professionals use leading-edge technology to monitor sleep patterns, breathing, heart activity and body movements during sleep. Call 601-968-1157 or 1-800-543-6583 for more information.

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Surgical Services

We offer a wide range of surgical services through our hospitals’ inpatient and outpatient surgery centers. Our staff is prepared to make you as comfortable as possible throughout your procedure, which may be performed using minimally invasive techniques.

MBMC’s surgical technology offers a number of benefits to patients and their families.

  • MBMC has the da Vinci™ robotic surgical system that enhances the surgeon's ability to perform a number of minimally invasive procedures.
  • The StealthStation Treon Treatment Guidance System for neurosurgical patients allows surgeons to "see" inside the patient's brain even during closed skull procedures.
  • Orthopedic navigation offers enhanced precision of sizing and placement of joint components in joint replacement procedures, as well as smaller incisions, less pain and shorter recovery times.
  • HD laparoscopic equipment offers enhanced vision for the surgeon, providing high precision for good outcomes.

Additionally, our patient information software gives family members real-time updates throughout the entire surgical process.

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Women’s Center for Surgery

When you step into Baptist for Women's Center for Surgery, you enter an environment created just for women. On staff are physicians specially trained in minimally invasive gynecologic, urologic and gynecologic oncology procedures. Located on the ground floor of Baptist for Women, the center offers convenient parking and patient pick-up at the door. It also has a private family waiting room and a physician consultation room.

Commonly performed procedures at the Women’s Center for Surgery include:

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic hysterectomy and myomectomy
  • Breast reduction, augmentation and reconstruction
  • Vaginal and laparoscopic sterilization
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Sling procedures for urinary incontinence
  • Cystocele and rectocele repair
  • Vein procedures (EVLT, microphlebectomy)

Wound Care

Baptist Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine offers comprehensive services to heal problem wounds. Our professional clinical staff works with a broad spectrum of patients providing multidisciplinary services, including:

  • Management of difficult-to-heal acute and chronic wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, wound infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and radiation tissue and bone injuries
  • Specialized wound dressings
  • Total contact casting
  • Negative pressure therapy
  • Physician-monitored hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nutrition counseling, education, prevention

Baptist Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the lower lobby level of the Medical Arts East building.

Urology

Baptist provides specialized care to treat conditions of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney and urethra) and male reproductive organs.

MBMC is the first hospital in the Jackson metro area to provide a wide range of services specifically focusing on continence, including minimally invasive diagnostic testing, patient education services, and non-invasive or minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

We treat a range of urologic disorders, including:

  • Urethral stricture disease
  • Incontinence; overactive bladder
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Pelvic floor relaxation and prolapse
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Erectile difficulties
  • Congenital urologic problems
  • Genital and urinary trauma
  • Fistulas