Parkview Adventist Medical Center partners with patients, their families and physicians to provide a personalized and quality surgical experience. We have three state-of-the art operating rooms and a fourth for endosopy, in which we provide a variety of services, from minor to advanced surgeries. Many of the same procedures that formerly required referral to larger hospitals can now be performed right here at Parkview. You can reach Perioperative Services at (207) 373-2250.
Our services include:
Endoscopy, Interventional Pain Management, Urology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Orthopedics, Eye, General, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Podiatry, Pediatric, and Dental Surgery.
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Some patients may receive a call at home for a pre-admission interview. In some cases, patients will be asked to come in to meet with a nurse and the anesthesia department. Any diagnostic tests (x-rays, blood work, etc.) are usually performed ahead of time on an outpatient basis. This shortens the time you will need to be at the hospital on the day of surgery, and will help you feel more relaxed and in control of your care.
Day of Surgery
Most patients are admitted the day of their surgery. Upon arrival at Parkview Adventist Medical Center, look for the Registration desk, just inside the doors to the Emergency Room, where our staff will help you register and fill out your paperwork. You may be asked to take a seat in our waiting room where a nurse from the ACU (Ambulatory Care Unit) will meet you and accompany you to the department.
At the ACU your nurse will assess your individual needs, review your paperwork, and confirm your identification. This safeguards your history and confirms that physical and surgical consent is complete. Your nurse can answer questions and help you prepare for surgery.
In Perioperative Services, we adhere to AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses). This standard rests on the philosophy that each patient deserves one-on-one care by a highly-trained, operating room RN during surgical procedures.
Your nurse will assure your safety and a team of professionals will assist during your surgery or procedure. Our PACU (Perianesthesia Care Unit) nurses (also known as the “Recovery Room”) are experienced critical-care RNs who will assure your comfort and safety after your procedure is complete. We strive to include your family in your plan of care and to keep them informed every step of the way.
Mission: “The goal of the Perioperative Services staff is to fulfill the Hospital mission by enabling and complementing surgical procedures, providing the utmost comfort for our patients, and to be catalysts for their physical, emotional and spiritual healing.”
After Your Surgery
Some patients require little recovery time in the hospital and may be discharged right after surgery. Many will have a short stay in the recovery room, called a PACU or Post Anesthesia Care Unit. A highly-trained registered nurse will take care of your needs until you can return to the ACU to be discharged or be admitted to an inpatient hospital unit.