The Staff & Skills Behind the Surgical Masks
Surgical patients at Penobscot Valley Hospital immediately become acquainted with the surgical team working in our operating room. This group includes registered nurses, surgical technicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Each member of the team brings specialized skills to the group’s responsibilities.
Your Needs are Unique
When your doctor schedules a surgical procedure, many activities are set into motion. Patients are asked to make an appointment for a pre-operative evaluation, which allows the staff to get to know you and understand any concerns you may have. This is also an opportunity for the patient to get to know the staff and hospital environment.
Patients are greeted by the staff on the day of surgery and accompanied by the staff throughout the surgical procedure and immediate post-operative recovery. Afterward, instructions for after-care and follow-up with their physician are explained. After discharge, patients are called at home to see how they are doing, if their pain medication is adequate, and if they have any additional questions or concerns about their surgical site. Patients are also asked for suggestions on anything that may have improved the surgical experience.
Today, most patients who undergo a procedure in the morning are home by late afternoon.
PVH continuously evaluates its instruments to maintain the highest standards and to assure that state-of-the-art equipment is available to support surgical services. PVH offers:
Podiatry (foot) surgery
Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery
Diagnostic procedures that require sedation
The personal touch of our experienced staff can make the surgical experience a pleasant and more comfortable one for every patient.
Department of Surgical Services