With advanced surgery suites featuring the latest equipment, and assisted by highly trained nurses, surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. New technologies such as endoscopic and arthroscopic surgeries and high precision equipment have resulted in more effective and accurate surgical treatment while reducing recovery time. Many patients can have surgery through our one-day surgery center and return home the same day. Most specialty surgeries are available at The Med Center, allowing south Arkansas and north Louisiana patients the support of family and friends as they recover.
One Day Surgery
The Medical Center of South Arkansas One Day Surgery Department is located in the Larkin Wilson Center at the East end of our Hospital. In order for your stay with us to be as pleasant and comfortable as possible we would like to familiarize you with our facility, answers some of the most frequently asked questions, and provide you with some pre-op guidelines for the day of your surgery.
The Surgery Department at the Medical Center of South Arkansas has 8 surgical suites 2 of which are Cardiac Surgery Suites. A highly skilled team of anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other qualified medical personnel specially trained in surgical and recovery care support your surgeon.
How to prepare for your surgery
Diagnostic studies and lab work may be requested by your physician or by the Anesthesia Services at the Medical Center of South Arkansas. In order to prevent delays or even cancellation of your surgery we like to have information about you and any screening done prior to the day of surgery. Therefore we advise all patients who are having surgery to Pre-Admit. This pre-admission process is important and it will help us to provide the safest care possible for you.
Our Pre-admission area is also located in the Larkin Wilson Center.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For those who can only come after work hours the One Day Surgery nurses are available until 8 p.m. However they are taking care of patients so you may experience a delay.
One-Day Surgery Nurses Desk: 870-864-3336
Click here to download a printable copy of "How to Prepare for Surgery" (PDF)
Click here to download a printable copy of "Day of your Surgery Checklist" (PDF)