SURGICAL SERVICES

 

Pioneers Memorial Hospital offers it’s patients highly trained surgeons, nurses, technologists and technology not often found in places outside large metropolitan markets. We provide General, Orthopedic and Neurosurgery, Ophthalmic Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, and Plastic Surgery on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Pioneers also houses a state of the art Endoscopy suite. The organization’s board, working with the community, has committed millions of dollars to provide the market’s smartest and most effective minimally invasive instruments and equipment to our surgical team. When combined with the healing hands of our surgeons and staff, we have reduced length of hospitalization and returned thousands of patients back to work sooner with greatly reduced pain.

Pioneers Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the following HealthGrades(TM) 2011 quality distinctions:

  • Rated Best in the Region* for Total Knee Replacement Surgery in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement in 2011
  • Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Repair in 2011
  • Ranked among the Top 15% in the nation for Total Knee Replacement in 2011
  • Ranked among the Top 15% in the nation for Hip Fracture Repair in 2011

*Region defined as Imperial County, California

Additionally, HealthGrades recognizes Pioneers with a Five-Star Ranking for Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery) and rated Pioneers the Best for General Surgery in the Region*

 

 

Among the procedures offered are:

Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope. During a bronchoscopy, your doctor will examine your throat, larynx, trachea, and lower airways. Bronchoscopy may be done to diagnose problems with the airways or to remove an object or growth from the airway.
Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a small scope in the body, often but not necessarily through a natural body opening. Through the scope, your medical team is able to see lesions. An instrument, in addition to providing an image, may be used to take a small biopsy or to retrieve foreign objects. Many endoscopic procedures are relatively painless and only associated with mild discomfort, though patients are sedated for most procedures.
Gastroenterology
A medical specialty concerned with digestive diseases. Symptoms of a gastroenterological disease may include constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, or bowelgina.

Vascular Surgery
Specialized surgery of the arteries and veins, as well as conservative therapies for disease of the peripheral vascular system.
Neurosurgery
A surgical medical discipline focused on treating the central and peripheral nervous system.
Obstetrics and Gynecology  
Ophthalmology
In non-medical terms, surgical treatment of the eyes, like cataracts. This surgery is general performed as an out-patient and does not required an overnight stay in the hospital. The patient, however, is unable to drive home
Orthopedics
Medical treatment of the bones to include surgery
Otolaryngology
The branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders.
Podiatry
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and sometimes, knee, leg and hip.
Urology
The branch of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females and on the reproductive system of males. In men, the urinary system overlaps with the reproductive system. Organs covered by urology include the kidneys, urethras urinary bladder, urethra and the male reproductive organs.

 

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