Updated 4/22/22

Updated Visitation Policy (4/22)

Effective April 22, 2022 we have updated both hospitals’ Visitation Policy: RMC medical inpatients who are negative for COVID-19 will be allowed one visitor per day during their stay, including ONE overnight visitor. Read the full policy for details here.

 

 

RMC’s Experienced Surgical Care

For many, even mentioning surgery puts a knot in their stomach. Due to its complications, it’s seen as a matter of last resort. It’s not hyperbole to say that surgery has its risks. Every surgical procedure done has a chance for something to go awry or unforeseen complications. 

But expertise, along with care and precision, reduces surgery’s risks. In addition, minimally invasive surgeries have seen much success, which offers enhanced reassurance to those who need or welcome surgical procedures. We’re proud to say—RMC excels in all aspects that help ensure procedures involving surgery go right.

Learn more about RMC’s surgical services by calling (256) 265-5885 or by contacting your doctor.

In Good Hands

At RMC, you’re in good hands. If you or a loved one needs surgery, you can count on RMC’s exceptional care. Our experienced surgeons and surgical team constantly focus on assuring safety, and have access to the latest surgical technology that helps keep that goal attainable. 

RMC has become an area leader in surgical services. We’re home to some of the most technologically advanced surgical procedures our area has to offer. We also provide a robust range of surgical services, which include both elective and non-elective surgeries. 

RMC is on the cutting edge of surgical techniques and technology. Our specialists have adopted many modern, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including Mako Robotic Arm assisted surgery, the da Vinci robotic platform, and laparoscopy. These approaches, among many others, allow our team to perform surgery in ways that maximize care and successful outcomes. 

RMC’s board-certified surgeons offer services in virtually every medical specialty. We are experts in, and equipped to perform, otolaryngology (ENT) surgery, plastic surgery, breast reconstructive surgery, orthopedic surgery, urologic surgery, vascular surgery, and general surgery. 

Modern techniques aren’t our only source of pride and appreciation. Our surgical services team is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and minimally invasive surgical technology to provide the utmost care. For instance, RMC has the capacity to offer same-day surgery, mini-surgery, and inpatient surgery—thanks to our 10-suite operating room on RMC’s main campus and five operating suites at Stringfellow Memorial.

Commonly Offered Surgical Procedures at RMC

General surgery, as a discipline, requires ample knowledge and practice in preoperative, operative, and postoperative care for patients. As a surgical specialty, it is concerned with abdominal organs and glands (e.g. liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix, etc.).

This surgery serves as a treatment for GERD or acid reflux. It wraps the upper stomach and lowest point of the esophagus to better support the “valve” between the two.

Cardiovascular surgery, also known as cardiac surgery, is any surgical procedure that affects the heart or the blood vessels that interact with the heart.

This surgery type deals with chest-based organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Transplants fall into this surgical category. 

A surgical subspecialty, vascular surgery treats diseases of the vascular system or arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation.

These kinds of procedures involve a long, flexible tube with an end-tipped camera, which is used to examine the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum (start of the small intestine).

This particular branch of surgery treats conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. It can be involved in joints, bones, tendons, and muscles.

Pediatric surgery is a surgical subspecialty that covers surgical procedures of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Surgery that treats conditions in the kidneys or is performed to remove and/or transplant them.

Procedures that surgically treat conditions and disorders that are concentrated in the ears, nose, and throat.

Surgical specialty that restores, rebuilds, or otherwise alters the body. It has two main branches: reconstructive and cosmetic.

Usually performed after treating the breasts for cancer, and is performed to rebuild the look and shape of breasts.

These procedures focus on surgical and medical diseases in the urinary tract system as well as in male reproductive parts.

This surgery concerns the eye or parts of the eye in order to restore or improve a person’s vision. Surgery of this kind can be performed to fix retinal issues, remove cataracts or cancer, or revive eye muscles.

 These procedures encompass a wide breadth of women’s health, from menstruation to menopause.

RMC is quality care, close to home. We’re always working to provide the best in care, even in our most specialized instances. This includes our expansive list of surgical services. Stay informed about your surgical options by reaching out to us at RMC or by talking with your doctor. We’re ready to do right by you.