In 2018, the new Sanderell West Wing opened at Mercer Health which included a brand new, enhanced, enlarged surgery center.Virtual Tour of Surgery Center – and More!
In 2022, Mercer Health brought robotic surgery to the area. The remarkable technology offers the most up-to-date technology the medical field has to offer and will benefit both patients and surgeons. Benefits to the patient include, fewer complications, shorter recovery time, reduced hospital stays and reduced blood loss.
Mercer Health’s team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and specially trained nurses and support staff treat are compassionate, dedicated, expert caregivers that have created a culture of going above and beyond for every surgery and every patient. When you have surgery at Mercer Health, you can have peace of mind knowing that the staff caring for you will do whatever it takes for you to have the best surgical experience possible.
Orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement
Weight loss surgery
Ophthalmologic (eyes) surgery, including cataract removal
ENT (ears, nose and throat) surgery
Both inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed at Mercer Health.
A nurse from the surgery center will contact you prior to surgery with your pre-admission testing information. In addition to any testing that must be done, your pre-admission testing (PAT) call will share any relevant information, review the plans for your procedure and answer questions. We may also ask you to keep track of all of your medications, dosages and allergies prior to your procedure.
Pre-admission testing (PAT) includes any procedures or testing done prior to surgery. While your provider determines what procedures are needed, routine pre-admission testing often includes EKGs, blood pressure testing, laboratory blood work and imaging tests.
Joint Clinic, for patients preparing to undergo a joint replacement surgery, is held at Mercer County Community Hospital on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. For more information, contact Surgical Services at 419-678-5248.
Our pre-op and post-op team will care for you before and after your procedure. Before surgery, your pre-op nurse will prep you for your procedure. You will change into a gown, have an IV placed and vitals taken and consult with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Your post-op nurse will care for your once your procedure is complete, as well as provide your discharge instructions.
When you wake up from anesthesia post-surgery, you will likely be in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), also commonly called the recovery room. Once you have completed your stay in the PACU, you will be moved either to post-op (outpatient procedures) or to your room on the medical/surgical unit (inpatient procedures).
The length of stay in the PACU is determined by many factors. Should a prolonged stay in PACU be necessary, every effort will be made to keep loved ones informed.
While you wait for your loved one, please feel free to take advantage of the following services:
If you have additional questions about our surgical services department, contact us today at 419-678-5248.