Medical Services

Medical Services

Surgery

Physicians and dedicated surgical teams perform a number of surgeries at Mercy including general, orthopedic, robotic, cardiovascular, podiatric, and plastic. Some of these procedures include: 
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery- anti reflux surgery (nissen fundoplication), appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hernia repair, and colectomy
  • Anorectal surgery-abscess, fissurectomy, fistulotomy, hemorrhoidectomy/rubber band ligation, sphincterotomy
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Breast surgery-biopsy, lumpectomy, needle localization biopsy, male breast enlargement/gynecomastia, mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Colon surgery-colectomy, low anterior resections, abdominal perineal resection, colonoscopy and endoscopy
  • Gastrostomy placement
  • Adult and pediatric hernia repair
  • Myocutaneous flap wound closure
  • Port placement and central lines
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Single incision laproscopic surgery
  • Skin and soft rissue biopsy and excisions, pilonidal cyst management
  • Splenectomy
  • Venous ligation, division, and ablation

Mercy has fourteen state-of-the-art operating rooms.

Pre-surgical dietary guidelines:

Adults and Children older than 12 months

  • DO NOT eat any solid food after midnight
  • You may consume 8 ounces of clear liquids* after midnight up to 4 hours before surgery is scheduled.
  • DO NOT drink anything 4 hours before scheduled surgery time
  • For surgery scheduled 7:45 a.m. DO NOT drink anything after 3:30 a.m.

    Infants and Children younger than 12 months:

    • DO NOT eat any solid food after midnight
    • May drink infant formula up to 7 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • May drink breast milk up to 5 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • May drink clear liquids* up to 3 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • DO NOT drink anything 3 hours before your scheduled surgery time.
    • For surgery scheduled 7:45 a.m. DO NOT drink anything after 4:30 a.m.

DO NOT chew gum, suck on hard candy or mints 8 hours before your scheduled surgery time.

*Examples of clear liquids (liquids you can see through): water, clear fruit juices (apple juice), carbonated beverages (7-Up or Sprite), tea and black coffee (no cream or sugar).