Hopedale Medical Complex's full-time medical staff includes three board certified surgeons, a board certified anesthesiologist, and a comprehensive surgical team. Combined, this team has over 125 years of experience in the operating room.
The modern surgical suites at HMC provide our surgeons with the ability to perform both major surgery and minor outpatient procedures in a sterile, secure environment. Our patients and families enjoy outstanding medical care coupled with compassionate personal attention—without the hassle of driving to large medical centers or busy surgi-centers.
HMC’s Surgical Department includes four technologically advanced operating suites, including an endoscopy lab, angiography suite, and special procedures room. Surgery is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unlike most smaller hospitals.
Why Choose HMC For Surgery?
Hopedale Hospital provides comprehensive surgical services. Our surgeons are board certified, which means they are specially trained and uniquely experienced in surgical techniques. HMC offers minimally invasive, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures as well as traditional major open surgeries. Our emphasis is on the most successful surgery with the least amount of pain, scarring, and recovery time. The remarkable outcomes of surgery patients at HMC were recently highlighted in an . American Journal of Surgery article
Benefits of HMC's Surgery Department:
- Spacious parking for ease of access to admitting
- Large, updated angiography suite so procedures can be performed simultaneously with imaging.
- Newly constructed Ambulatory Surgery department with six private and spacious surgery suites
- Dedicated set of elevators to take patients to and from surgery
- Spacious and comfortable, light-filled waiting areas with a private consult room for family members
- Family members are notified by telephone to provide a progress report on patients.
Here Are Some Examples of the Procedures Offered at HMC:
Cardiac surgery (pacemaker implants)
Head and Neck surgery
HMC has a state-of-the-art special procedures suite where advanced endovascular (also known as angiographic) therapeutic procedures, such as a balloon angioplasty and stents, are performed. These procedures are minimally invasive and require less time in the hospital than traditional surgical procedures.
When You Have Surgery:
Prior to having any surgery, a surgery nurse and physician will visit with you in person to introduce him/herself and explain your procedure and anesthesia as well as answer any questions you or your family may have. Discussion of anesthesia and possible complications is done by our experienced Anesthesiologist. (HMC uses exclusively medical doctors, not CRNAs (nurse anesthetists), in our Operating Room.)
Our goal is to alleviate your anxiety surrounding your upcoming surgical experience by providing pre-operative education. Before surgery, you will be asked to come in for pre-admission testing. Your physician may ask for an EKG, blood work, chest x-rays, etc. You will then be prepared for surgery and given information before, during, and after your surgery, including a discharge plan of care.
What to Expect:
Feel prepared and confident about your surgery. Read the patient Surgery Guide to find out what you can expect before, during, and after your procedure. While many procedures are outpatient, if you do require a stay in our hospital, you will enjoy spacious, private rooms in one of our updated hospital rooms.
HMC is committed to the health and rehabilitation of patients after surgery, which is why we are proud to provide both in-patient and out-patient therapy services including a dedicated Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Find out more about our therapy services here.
To help families stay connected during this sometimes stressful time, Hopedale Medical Complex offers on-campus, overnight accommodations at no charge for patients and family members traveling from out of town. Ask your doctor or nurse for more information.