Surgical Services

When You Need Surgery, Only The Best Will Do

The Best Surgery Center

In 2018, the new Sanderell West Wing opened at Mercer Health which included a brand new, enhanced, enlarged surgery center.

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The Best Technology and Equipment

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.

The Best Staff

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.

Our Range of Surgical Procedures

General surgery

Orthopedic surgery, including joint replacement

Weight loss surgery

Gynecological surgery

Ophthalmologic (eyes) surgery, including cataract removal

Urological surgery

ENT (ears, nose and throat) surgery

Plastic surgery

Podiatry surgery

Laser procedures


Both inpatient and outpatient procedures are performed at Mercer Health.

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How to Prepare For Your Surgery

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)

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

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.

Pre-op and Post-op Care

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.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit – Recovery Room (PACU)

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.

Services for Visitors

While you wait for your loved one, please feel free to take advantage of the following services:

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More Questions?

If you have additional questions about our surgical services department, contact us today at 419-678-5248.