General surgery is the specialty that focuses on the abdominal organs as well as some skin and breast conditions. Capital Medical Center offers a variety of general surgery services in our Short Stay Unit or Surgery Center.
Our general surgery staff consists of expert surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians all dedicated to performing successful operations and promoting comfortable healing and recovery.
Capital Medical Center is proud to offer a comprehensive approach to outpatient surgery, combining the convenience and flexibility of same-day surgery with the strength and reliability of a full-service hospital. Many operations can be done on an outpatient basis, requiring no overnight stay in the hospital. Common outpatient procedures include operations on the gallbladder, hernia repair, appendectomy and breast surgery. The perfect blend of surgical expertise, patient safety and personal attention has made our General Surgery program award-winning. Capital Medical Center is ranked in the Top 10 hospitals in Washington for general surgery and we are rated No. 1 in Thurston County (HealthGrades, 2011). In addition, the hospital boasts a 5-star rating for appendectomy surgery (HealthGrades, 2011).
When operations require a hospital stay, general surgery patients at Capital Medical Center can take comfort in the fact that their surgeon’s office is just steps away from the inpatient hospital floor, allowing us easy access to check on our patients frequently. Our inpatient team of nurses, aides, dieticians, physical and occupational therapists, counselors and case managers know what it takes to move someone smoothly through the recovery phase of their hospitalization. They will help get you back on your feet and out of the hospital safely.