Below is a list of doctors and specialists that may be part of your surgical care at Memorial Hospital:
When a patient undergoes surgery, a team of medical staff assists the surgeon in the procedure. The number of team members differs depending on the type of surgery performed. Below is a list of doctors and specialists that may be a part of your surgical care:
A surgeon has completed four years of medical school and has received further specialized training after medical school. Most surgeons have passed exams given by a national board of surgeons for "board certification." In addition, some surgeons have the letters F.A.C.S. behind their name. This means they passed review by the Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
An anesthesiologist has completed four years of post-medical school training in anesthesia, in addition to the required four years of medical school. Anesthesiologists usually further specialize in certain surgery specialties, such as neurosurgical anesthesia. The anesthesiologist is involved in all three phases of surgery: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management.
Certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
The nurse anesthetist takes care of the patient before, during, and after surgical or obstetrical procedures. The nurse constantly monitors every important function of the patient's body and can modify the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort. A nurse anesthetist has a bachelor degree in nursing, followed by specialized training in anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists are required to pass a national certification examination to become CRNAs.
Operating room nurse/circulating nurse
Registered nurses are registered and licensed by the state to care for patients. Some nurses concentrate in a specialized field, such as surgery. The operating room nurse assists the surgeon during surgery. Operating room nurses are certified in various surgical areas.
How to Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or for questions about your surgery, please contact your physician's office.
If you have questions about your outpatient surgery at Memorial, please call:
Outpatient Surgery: 719-365-6363
Please note, scheduling a surgical procedure almost always requires a physician’s order.
Find a doctor, take a class, get health information
To find a doctor, sign up for a health class, or get health information, ask our nurses at HealthLink by calling 719-444-CARE (2273).
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