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Surgery Services Offered in Carrollton

July 28, 2016

CARROLLTON, Mo. -- Carroll County Memorial Hospital is again offering Outpatient Surgical Services. The hospital is continuing to improve the quality of healthcare it is able to provide to the citizens of Carroll County and beyond.

“It is a very exciting for the residents of Carrollton and the surrounding communities to be able to have a surgical procedure performed locally,” said Jeff Tindle, CEO, CCMH. “Anyone who has had surgery knows the last thing you want to do afterwards is get in a car and drive an hour or more to get home.”

Adding surgery means the hospital will be able to do outpatient general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry and new interventional pain procedures. The new surgical area means a better patient experience for those needing a procedure such as a colonoscopy. Benefits patients will find in the new surgery department include: an improved waiting area, better allowance for privacy, updated equipment and a more comfortable experience.

“We are continually trying to improve the services provided at CCMH by recruiting more specialists,” said Tim Braun, BSN, RN, Assistant Administrator, CCMH. “While the new interventional pain clinic is a great start, we will soon be adding a new urologist and ENT provider to the specialty clinic lineup. This means we will be looking to add to the list of surgeries performed at CCMH.”

The first surgery was performed in June 2016. Nancy Smith, the first surgical patient, said, “I’ve worked at this hospital a lot over the years. The changes are exciting.” Nancy serves on the CCMH Hospital Auxiliary and volunteers often at the Reception Desk.

“I think this is a great hospital,” Smith said. “We are very lucky to have this hospital here and I’m super excited about being the first.” She would have to drive to North Kansas City to get the procedure done if not for the new CCMH Medical Plaza.

“I’m really excited for the chemotherapy services here,” Smith said. “Having to travel every day to the city for the services has to be very difficult. This will be great for our community.”