Surgical services in Lexington, Missouri

At Lafayette Regional Health Center, we always recommend the least invasive treatment possible. However, when surgery is the best option, we work closely with patients, families and primary care doctors to answer questions and provide advice. Not only do we offer expert surgical services, but we also prepare patients for surgery, explain what to expect during treatment and help them make fast, full recoveries.

For more information about our surgical services, call (816) 823-0640.

Our acute surgical care program

Our hospital provides inpatient and outpatient surgical care to treat a wide range of conditions. We also offer general medical and advanced surgical services through our acute care program. In addition to monitoring conditions that require hospitalization but may not require surgery, such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), our acute care program provides high-quality surgical care with a range of inpatient procedures.

Our surgical specialties

In addition to general surgery and the emergency surgical services provided at our emergency room (ER), we offer a variety of specialized inpatient and outpatient surgeries.

Eye surgery

Our board-certified ophthalmologists offer a wide range of services to promote eye health. We specialize in medical and surgical treatments for eye diseases and injuries, including glaucoma treatment and advanced cataract removal.

Gastrointestinal surgery

Our digestive specialists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons and ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) offer high-quality gastrointestinal care. Our multidisciplinary specialists treat patients experiencing digestive issues and conditions with a range of surgical treatments, including gallbladder, esophageal and colorectal procedures.

Gynecologic and urologic surgery

Our skilled surgical specialists are dedicated to providing high-quality gynecologic surgeries and urologic procedures. Our women's health program offers many minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions unique to women. The surgeons in our urology program provide surgical care to treat prostate, kidneys and bladder conditions.

Heart surgery

In addition to heart screenings and diagnostics, our cardiology program provides heart surgeries performed by expert cardiology specialists.

Orthopedic surgery

Our hospital offers a leading orthopedic program. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons provide a range of surgeries, including joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive hip replacement.

Recovery through our Swing Bed Program

Recovering from surgery or injury can be challenging for patients who are not quite ready to go home. That's why our hospital offers comprehensive recovery through the Swing Bed Program.

The Swing Bed Program is a stable, therapeutic environment that enables patients to recover following surgery. We offer a high level of care and monitoring that includes:

  • 24/7 hospital-grade nursing care
  • A strong level of communication and partnership with physicians
  • Consultations with certified and licensed dieticians
  • Daily visits by hospital staff who work with primary care doctors to monitor treatment progress
  • Nurses with specialized training in infusion, intravenous (IV) therapy, wound care and rehabilitation

Our medical team partners with Lexington's most reputable and skilled rehabilitation professionals, along with each patient's primary care doctor, to tailor individual treatment plans. We help patients prepare to return home and give them enough time to put an appropriate level of home care support in place when needed.

Skilled care services

Our in-depth Skilled Care services are offered to patients requiring extended hospital stays. Skilled Care is a Medicare program designed to help improve patients' physical, emotional and social functioning.

Services provided through Skilled Care include:

  • Chronic burn and wound care
  • IV therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedic recovery
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Transfer from another hospital for after-care surgery and major illnesses

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

We provide physical therapy and rehabilitation (rehab) services to help patients regain the highest possible level of functioning after surgery. Whether or not patients are involved with our Skilled Care program, our experienced physical therapists and rehab specialists offer inpatient and outpatient occupational, physical, speech and hand therapies to help them recover from conditions and surgeries.

Staying updated on your loved one's surgery

We know that surgical procedures can cause stress and anxiety in patients and their families. To keep family members informed about their loved ones' progress, we offer updates via text message. With our Informer texting service, updates about a loved one's progress through surgery are delivered via text.

To find out more about our surgery text updates, visit our Informer page.

Surgery at HCA Midwest Health

Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.

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