Franklin Woods Community Hospital Surgical Services
Franklin Woods offers a wide range of general and specialty surgical services for both inpatients and same day/outpatients including many minimally invasive surgical procedures using technically advanced robotic surgical systems. FWCH’s state-of-the-art operating rooms and some of the region’s only specially trained surgeons in robotic surgery offer the best in surgical options and quick recovery for patients.
General Surgery Services at FWCH
- Abdominal procedures
- Bladder surgery
- Colon surgery
Gall bladder surgery
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease procedures
- Hernia repairs
Listhotripsy for kidney stones
- Eye surgery
- Draeger physiological monitoring
- Nerve Integrity Monitoring System
- BIS monitoring in all locations for patients undergoing general anesthesia
- LED lights
- HD video integration
- Audio integration
- Ceiling-mounted equipment handlers
Ear, Nose and Throat
One of the surgical specialties offered at FWCH is ear, nose and throat surgery. Our surgeons can perform image-guided sinus surgeries, using CT scans to help them see where they are working. People who have had a previous sinus surgery often cannot have another one because the usual “landmarks” have changed. Image-guided sinus surgery allows many of these patients to have needed surgery again. With this technology, both repeat and new surgery is much safer for these patients.
FWCH’s nerve integrity monitoring system (NIMS) allows surgeons to operate on a patient’s thyroid, parathyroid or parotid gland without causing damage to the nerves in the face. The system has sensors that go off to let the surgeons know if they get too close to the nerves.
Gynecology services include single-site laparoscopic hysterectomy. The benefits of this type of surgery include decreased blood loss, less postoperative pain, lower risk of infection, a minimal surgical incision and shorter recovery times.
FWCH urology services include laser resection of the prostate using the Holmium Laser, a minimally invasive treatment that uses laser energy to relieve enlarged prostate symptoms. The benefits of this surgery include decreased blood loss, less post-operative pain, lower risk of infection, no surgical incision and shorter recovery times. The patient usually can resume normal activities within a week.
One of the latest technological breakthroughs in medicine is robotic-assisted surgery. Franklin Woods Community Hospital uses the da Vinci Robotic Program which allows surgeons to make a single small incision (sometimes through the belly button) to perform procedures that once required multiple and larger incision sites. With this type of surgery there are no or smaller scars, recovery time is faster and patients are back to their daily routines much quicker.
The da Vinci technology is especially suited for several types of surgery which are performed at FWCH in areas of urology; gynecology; and ear, nose and throat. Some common general surgeries performed robotically are those involving gall bladder, colon and hernia repair. Fluorescent imaging technology is one aspect of robotic surgery that improves surgical accuracy.