Outpatient and Surgery Center

Call 828-286-5310 for more information   
   
Outpatient and Surgery Center offers same day surgery and procedures that houses a wide range of outpatient services.

The Outpatient and Surgery Center is a 50,000 square-foot facility serving approximately 4,000 patients on a monthly basis from Rutherford and surrounding counties. 

The lobby of the wing is named in memory of the late Dr. Stewart L. Mooring. The beautifully decorated outpatient care area offers eighteen softly lit, private rooms to patients, with an at-home atmosphere.

The 18,000 square-foot surgery department houses five operating rooms and a recovery room.     

A waiting room, which is furnished by the contributions from our local industries, is conveniently located nearby for those waiting while their loved one is in surgery.


Outpatient Services Offers:

1. Preparation for surgery/procedure - interviewed by RN & Anesthesiologist. Pre-procedure testing (blood work, EKG, X-ray), pre-procedures instruction & education.

2. Phlebotomy area for clinical outpatient walk in patients.

3. Pre- and post-procedure care of outpatient surgery, cardiac cath procedures, and endoscopy patients.

4. Clinic evaluations of patients referred for surgery, cardiology, and medical evaluation.

5. Physician referred patients for IV fluids administration, medication administration, blood transfusion, and special lab testing.

Endoscopy. Diagnostic procedure of ulcers, esophageal strictures, varices, and treatment. Lower GI polyp removal, and biopsy.

1. Procedure area with state of the art equipment for upper & lower GI endoscopy for outpatients and inpatients.

2. Recovery area after moderate sedation.

3. Capsule endoscopy procedure involves swallowing a capsule (large vitamin size). As it travels through the GI tract, the capsule takes pictures. The images are transmitted to electrode leads to a recorder worn on the patient's belt line. The images will be downloaded on a computer. The physician will view and diagnose. This aids in the diagnosis of the cause of chronic anemia, occult GI bleeding.

4. ph study is transmitted to recorder worn by patient for 2 days, monitoring the frequency and duration of acid during a normal day. Patients are encouraged to eat, drink, work and excercise as usual. ththe patient keeps diary of symptoms. 48 hours after patient brings transmitter back in, the report is downloaded and diary entered by                                                                           triage nurse and technicians.

5. Esophageal motility and ph studies aid in diagnosis of esophageal disorders & associated Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) - along with recommended treatment plan by your physician.