A wide variety of surgeries and procedures are available including general surgery, orthopedic, bariatric, gynecological, opthamalogic (eyes), urological, ENT (ears, nose and throat), plastic, podiatry, laser, endoscopy and more. Both inpatient and outpatient procedures are done at Mercer Health.
Surgery can be a scary experience for patients and loved ones. To ease anxiety and answer any questions, patients routinely complete an anesthesia assessment, teaching and any other testing at our Surgery Department a few days prior to surgery. In addition, we suggest patients and loved ones review the information provided and feel free to contact Surgical Services at 419-678-5248 with questions.
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Listed below is general information about some Surgical Services offered at Mercer Health. You can also view our listing of Procedures and Services performed at Mercer Health for an expanded list or offerings.
Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)
Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) includes any procedures or testing that must be done prior to surgery. In addition, the testing allows patients and loved ones to ask questions regarding the upcoming surgery. Although a physician determines what procedures are to be done, routine pre-admission testing often includes: EKGs, blood pressure testing, laboratory blood work and other X-ray images. For more information about Surgical Services including Pre-Admission Testing, please call 419-678-5624.
Same Day Surgery (SDS)
Our Same Day Surgery team includes highly competent, experienced and friendly surgeons, anesthesia providers and nurses. A member of our team will contact outpatient surgery patients a few days after surgery to check the patient’s progress and answer any questions. For specific information about our Surgical Services, please call 419-678-5248.
Inpatient Surgery / Operating Room
Our Inpatient Surgery and Operating Room team includes highly competent, experienced and friendly surgeons, anesthesia providers and nurses. For specific information about our Surgical Services, please call 419-678-5248.
Post Anesthesia Care Unit – Recovery Room (PACU)
The length of stay in the Recovery Room or Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is determined by many factors. Should a prolonged stay in PACU be necessary, every effort will be made to keep loved ones informed. For more information about our Surgical Services, contact 419-678-5248.
Mercer Health’s Outpatient Center offers a wide number of services that many think can only be found in the big city. Our Center, conveniently located on the second floor of Mercer County Community Hospital, provides such services as outpatient IV infusions, injections, and many other specialty services. For more information about our Outpatient Center, contact 419-678-5681.
Services for Visitors
While you wait for your loved one, please feel free to take advantage of the following services:
- Restrooms, television and reading materials are located within the waiting area.
- The cafeteria and vending machines are located on the 1st floor.
- The Hospitality Gift Shop is located on the 1st floor near the Emergency Department.
- A Meditation Room is available across from the waiting area. For chaplain services, please see any staff member.