A deep commitment to patient safety and patient-family centered care are the hallmarks of the surgical services offered at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Our staff strives for excellence every step of the way, from the time the patient is scheduled for surgery, through preadmission and testing, pre-operative preparation, surgery and recovery. Our strong commitment to patient safety is evidenced by the extremely low incidence of infection in our surgical patients.
Our surgical care starts with patient education to ensure that our patients arrive for surgery well-prepared for what to expect during and after the procedure. Patients are also encouraged to ask questions at any time and they are introduced to every member of the staff who will be involved in their surgical procedure. Staff members also give family members regular updates on the patient's progress while they are in surgery and in the recovery room.
YRMC offers surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Surgical procedures performed at YRMC include traditional surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedures, and laser surgery using the latest available equipment. Surgical procedures performed at YRMC include:
- General Surgery
- Bariatric (Weight Loss)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Ear, Nose and Throat
YRMC's surgical facilities include ten operating suites in the main operating room, four operating suites in the women's section, and four operating suites in Yuma Regional Medical Center Outpatient Surgery. They also include three Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACUs), often called recovery rooms, where patients are cared for immediately after surgery. One PACU serves the main operating room, one is located in the outpatient surgery department and other is located in Women's Surgical Services.