At Vista Health System, we strive to bring you current technology and surgical procedures, and more importantly, highly trained professionals. Quality people mean quality care and we believe our nurses, therapists, and the independent physicians on our staff, are some of the best in the region. We think you'll find our staff has the unbeatable combination of warm, caring attitudes and high-tech knowledge.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
The da Vinci® Si Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a modern robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
For the patient, benefits may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
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Vista Health System knows with the right combination of technology and people, we can accomplish some remarkable things! Many complex surgical procedures only performed at major metropolitan hospitals in the past, are now done right here at Vista Medical Center East. Our patients communicate directly with members of the surgical team. We believe no one can explain a procedure or diagnosis better than the one who is performing the procedure. Strong doctor-patient relationships are encouraged because they build confidence and understanding and we believe this is a key factor in providing exceptional surgical care at our hospitals.
Here's How We Operate
Vista Medical Center East offers both inpatient and outpatient surgery options for care in many specialties including: general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic and reconstructive surgery, thoracic surgery, urology and vascular surgery. The independent doctors on our staff offer traditional, endoscopic and laser surgical options. Independent surgeons use the hospitals' advanced endoscopy systems, which allow them to utilize tiny video equipment to view the body's structures from inside. Independent anesthesiologists are available on a 24-hour basis to provide general anesthesia, sedation, epidural and regional blocks.
Nurses With The Human Touch
Because there's no such thing as a "little" surgery, all surgical procedures at our hospitals are treated with care. It's comforting to know that our experienced surgical nurses assist daily in all types of surgery—inpatient as well as outpatient. In short, we surround our patients with specialized, experienced care. We also pride ourselves on our outstanding surgical reputation both in the community and in the healthcare field.
Inpatient Surgical Services
Experience counts. Every surgery we perform, no matter how minor, benefits from our experience. For those patients who require inpatient surgery, a surgical nurse calls the patient prior to surgery to answer any questions and obtain details about their medical history. Before undergoing a procedure, patients can receive a tour of the surgical facilities, if they wish. Prior to discharge, patients receive written instructions for at home care and are sometimes given referrals for additional outpatient treatment.
You would hardly call surgery convenient. But now it can be, at the same-day surgery facilities at Vista Medical Center East. Many surgeries that once required an overnight hospital stay are now offered on a same-day basis. Innovative surgical techniques and new anesthetics that take less toll on the body have made the difference. You save time and money and you can recuperate in the comfort of your own home. Same day surgery is also available at the Vista Ambulatory Care Center (Lindenhurst).
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
After special procedures and/or surgery, both inpatients and outpatients at our hospitals are monitored by a team of specially-trained nurses and independent anesthesiologists. Our fully-equipped recovery units are designed for patient safety and comfort. During this time, a pain management consultant works closely with the surgeons and bedside caregivers to relieve post-operative pain so the patient can begin the recovery process.
Endoscopic surgeries comprise approximately 40 percent of the total surgical procedures performed at Vista Health System. Endoscopy, commonly referred to as "Band-Aid Surgery," is used in orthopedic, gynecological, nasal, gastrointestinal, thoracic and abdominal procedures, to name a few. In many cases, endoscopic surgeries significantly decrease recovery time when compared to traditional surgical techniques. Patients often experience less bleeding, less scarring, and a reduced need for pain medication.
In addition, laser surgery is often used to fragment ureteral stones and for procedures in the specialties of ophthalmology, gynecology, urology and respiratory care.
Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery
If you are one of the millions of Americans who are clinically overweight (100 pounds or more above your ideal body weight) we understand your frustrations.
Vista Medical Center East's Surgery Center and specially-trained independent surgeons offer qualifying patients gastric-bypass surgery known for its long-term, weight loss success and assistance in the resolution of weight-related problems.
If your weight is endangering your health and you have not been successful with standard weight loss programs, contact Vista Health's Weight Loss Surgery Program at 847-360-2439.
For more information on the Vista Weight Loss Surgery Program, visit www.vistaweightlosssurgery.com.