Advanced surgical services in eastern Utah
At Ogden Regional Medical Center, our advanced surgical technologies and minimally invasive procedures help patients see greater results with smaller incisions and move on to faster recoveries.
Both inpatient and outpatient surgeries are performed at the main Ogden Regional Medical Center campus, followed by recovery options in our ambulatory care unit or one of our other postoperative or rehabilitation units. Our goal is to ensure every patient receives seamless care—from registration to recovery.
To learn more about our surgical services at Ogden Regional Medical Center, please call (801) 479-2111.
Surgical services we offer
Ogden Regional Medical Center provides a wide range of surgical services to help you get back to living your life. In addition to open surgery, we also provide minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.
Our surgery specialties include:
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
- General surgery
- Neurological surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Ophthalmic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Podiatric surgery
- Trauma surgery
When medication and non-invasive procedures fail to relieve symptoms, surgery may be an effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions including:
- Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer
- Menorrhagia or excessive bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful periods
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Vaginal prolapse
We also offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgery options for:
Our urology specialists are available to provide advanced urologic surgeries, such as:
- Partial nephrectomy
- Radical nephrectomy
- Radical prostatectomy
Many of these procedures are also available using robot-assisted technology.
Ogden Regional Medical Center in Weber County was one of the first hospitals in the Western United States to install advanced versions of robotic surgical systems. Integrating computer-enhanced technology with our surgeons' experience and skills enhances healing and promotes a full recovery for an increasing number of our patients.
Preparing for surgery
Our surgical scheduling team works together to ensure you are prepared for your upcoming procedure.
Your physician will schedule a date and time for your surgery. Sometimes, due to various factors, such as an unexpected emergency surgery, your scheduled procedure time may change. If a foreseeable change is needed, we will contact you the day prior to your original appointment.
Insurance companies usually require that non-emergency operations be approved in advance. We will attempt to pre-certify you for your surgery. For your protection, however, you should double-check with your surgeon's office or your insurance provider to make sure approval has been granted.
For help with pre-certification, call the Admissions Department at (801) 479-2000.
It is helpful if you can complete registration information at least seven to 10 days before your surgery. This ensures that all approvals are confirmed and information is complete and accurate. You can easily and conveniently preregister online once your surgery date is scheduled, or call (801) 479-2000.
Day of surgery
On the day of your surgery, our admissions and surgical teams are here to help ensure you receive seamless care—from check-in to recovery.
Arrival for surgery
When you arrive at the hospital, you can park in the visitor's parking lot and use the front entrance of the hospital. There is free valet parking available between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, if you choose to use the service.
Please check in at the front desk, even if you have preregistered. Your hospital registration process will be completed, and you and your family will then be shown to the waiting room. The preoperative nurse will bring you and your family back to the unit where they will guide you through the admission process.
In surgical admissions, you will be prepared for surgery. Any final instructions will be given to you and any questions you have will be answered. You will change out of your clothes and into a hospital gown. There are warm blankets and warmers available for your use.
A pre-surgical assessment, a review of your health history and surgical and anesthesia consents will all be completed in the preoperative unit at this time. All medications that you are taking will be reviewed and an IV will be started for medications used in the operating room.
In addition to your pre-surgical nurse, the operating room nurse, surgeon and anesthesiologist will also be asking you questions to enable them to provide you with the best care possible. You may be asked the same questions several times so we can ensure we don’t miss any important information.
Recovery from surgery
If you have received general anesthesia (which puts you fully to sleep), you will be taken to a recovery room in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) until you are awake enough to breathe on your own. Until then, you will receive oxygen delivered by mask or nasal tubes. You will also have heart monitor pads on your chest and a pulse monitor on your finger.
You will remain in the PACU for one to two hours where you will be closely monitored. During this time, pain control will be established, and your vital signs will be monitored. Your PACU nurse will also make sure that you are not nauseated and are breathing without difficulty.
If you have received sedation, you may go directly to the postoperative unit. Depending on your surgery, you may go home from there, or if you are staying overnight, you will be transferred to one of the hospital units. Please bring comfortable clothing that is easy to put on after your procedure, particularly if you will have a cast or brace.
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