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Surgery

Surgical Specialists

Infirmary Health’s surgical teams offer comprehensive surgical care to Mobile and Baldwin Counties. With the largest and most experienced team that combined has over two centuries of surgical experience, and six locations across the Gulf Coast area, we are ready to serve you and ensure you get back to health.

What Is Surgery?

Surgery treats diseases and disorders by physically opening the body to correct the disorder. There are two main types of surgeries: elective and required or emergency surgery. Elective surgeries can be discussed at length with you doctor and often, while helpful to your health, are usually not required for you to live a satisfying life. Required or emergent surgery are procedures that need to be accomplished immediately to preserve life or bodily function.

The Surgical Process

Deciding to have surgery is an important medical decision that should be thoroughly discussed by you and your doctor to weigh the benefits and detriments to you. However, if you choose to have surgery you will either be referred to a specialist or, if your doctor is a specialist, a date will be set at a local surgical center. Before surgery, you will be required to fill out certain consent forms and pre-surgical information forms.

If you are looking for pre-admitting forms, click here.

Once the paperwork is filled out, you will be admitted and prepared for surgery. Depending on the type of surgery, you may be given an anesthetic to numb the area or to cause temporary unconsciousness. After the surgery is complete, you will go through a post-operative recovery period in which you will be closely monitored as the anesthesia wears off to ensure no complications. Depending on the type of surgery, your doctor will usually schedule several post-surgical assessments to see the progress of your healing.

Surgery Services We Provide

Infirmary Health’s facilities provide a wide variety of elective and emergency procedures across the Gulf Coast.

Mobile Infirmary:

Our Mobile Infirmary offers some of the newest in surgical technology to get you healthy and moving as fast as possible, including the da Vinci robotic surgery system. This system minimizes the invasive character of surgeries by making the smallest incision possible. This leads to fewer complications and higher recovery rates.

Some of the surgeries offered using this technology include:

  • da Vinci cholecystectomy
  • da Vinci hernia
  • da Vinci colon

Infirmary Eastern Shore

Our Eastern Shore facility offers a wide variety of outpatient surgical services. These are designed to help you to quickly recover.

These procedures include:

  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ophthalmic surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • General surgery

This facility is especially equipped in using the latest techniques in performing endoscopy procedures.

North Baldwin Infirmary

North Baldwin Infirmary offers a variety of surgical procedures including:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Pain management
  • Orthopaedic
  • Gynecological
  • General surgery

This facility is also specially equipped in using the latest laparoscopic procedures.

Thomas Hospital

Thomas Hospital is our most advanced surgical facility and offers all the above surgeries as well as around 550 other types of surgeries. Where possible, we try to utilize the latest in robotic technology.

Thomas Medical Center

Thomas Medical Center is also one of our premier surgical facilities and offers almost 200 different procedures each year over a wide range of specialties. This includes several minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy or hysteroscopy.

Thomas Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center

Thomas Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center specializes in the Medical Center is also one of our premier surgical facilities and offers almost 200 different procedures each year over a wide range of specialties. This includes several minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy or hysteroscopy.

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