Forrest General provides excellence in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient surgical care, from pre-admission testing to discharge teaching. Forrest General offers a complete range of surgical services in the following specialties:
- General and thoracic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
The Surgical Services Department provides quality perioperative care for inpatients and outpatients. Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all ages in all surgical specialties except organ transplant. Surgical Services is composed of 17 operating rooms, a pre-testing department, a 22-bed pre-operative area and a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. There are operating suites specifically designed with state-of-the-art equipment for open heart procedures, minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures and vascular procedures.
Safety and quality outcomes for our patients are of greatest importance; therefore preventing surgical complications is a major priority. Forrest General participates in nationally-accepted protocols to help reduce the incidence of post-surgical infections and blood clots. The surgical team participates in a "time out" just prior to the procedure when all members of the team pause for a final confirmation that all safety precautions are in place for the right patient, procedure and body part.
Forrest General's Surgeons
For a listing of Forrest General's surgeons, please click HERE to view our Physician Directory. From the directory, you can choose from several surgical specialties, such as general surgery, urology, plastic surgery, ENT, etc.
For more information on Forrest General's Surgical Services, call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445, then press 1, from 3 - 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, or send an e-mail.