Lexington Medical Center performs a wide variety of surgical procedures in its advanced surgical facilities staffed by highly skilled anesthesiologists, registered nurses and technicians. Many of the hospital's most common surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. These include:
- ENT/Head and Neck procedures
- General surgical procedures
- Gynecologic procedures
- Ophthalmologic procedures
- Orthopaedic procedures
- Urologic procedures
Dedicated Medical Staff
As a Lexington Medical Center patient, you can rest assured our staff will work with your doctor to provide you the very best in personal, progressive care. Whether you’re here as an outpatient, or you’re admitted to the hospital after your surgery, we’ll see that the hours you spend in our care are as safe and comfortable as we can possibly make them.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
A majority of the surgical procedures performed at Lexington Medical Center utilize a practice known as minimally invasive surgery. These procedures involve fewer, smaller incisions than open surgery, and sometimes, no incisions at all. It requires specialized instruments - including tiny video cameras and digitally enhanced display of the surgical area. Some procedures utilize computer guidance technology in order to achieve an even greater degree of precision for delicate procedures.
Laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which a small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted. The laparoscope has a tiny video camera enabling the surgeon to see inside the abdomen without a large open surgical incision. The surgical area is magnified on a TV monitor.
The surgeon makes a few small incisions that are each about one-quarter to one-half inch long and inserts several small, thin instruments with which to operate. Lexington Medical Center physicians are regularly performing complex surgeries that once required large incisions.
The result of laparoscopic surgery is faster recovery, reduced scarring, less discomfort and highly effective surgical treatment.