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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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Complete surgical care in Plantation, Florida

If you need surgery of any kind, we are equipped to safely care for you in a comfortable and compassionate environment.

Whether you are in need of an outpatient procedure or require an inpatient stay, HCA Florida Westside Hospital has you covered. Our highly trained specialists perform the most complex surgical procedures, using robotic and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Our surgical treatments and services

Our surgeons in Broward County perform procedures in many different specialties.

Our surgical specialties

We provide innovative care for all patients who come through our doors, with services spanning many medical specialty areas, including:

  • Gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Heart and vascular surgery
  • Heartburn and reflux surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Urologic surgery
  • Wound management surgery

Robotic surgery

If you qualify, our surgeons may recommend robotic surgery as an option. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery allowing your doctor to make smaller incisions and offering less postoperative pain and a faster recovery time.

Robotic surgery enables greater visualization and extreme precision. Ask your doctor if physician-guided surgery is right for you.

Enhanced surgery recovery

Our enhanced surgery recovery (ESR) program is a proven, research-based partnership allowing you to take a more active role with your clinical care team to improve your patient experience and surgical outcomes. If you choose to participate in our ESR program, you can benefit from:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Eating sooner after surgery
  • Faster recovery
  • More effective pain management
  • Reduced nausea

Preoperative examination and testing

Preparing for your procedure is an important part of your surgical journey and often includes preoperative testing.

Preoperative care

Preoperative testing is usually scheduled 48-72 hours in advance of the surgery. Typically, a physician will order these tests, including blood tests, electrocardiography (EKG), X-rays and an anesthesiologist visit. All laboratory blood work must be completed 14 days before surgery. Chest X-rays and EKGs are valid up to 30 days before surgery.

If you are scheduled to take a preoperative exam, you should bring:

  • A list of current medications and dosages you take
  • Your insurance information
  • All laboratory results, X-rays and your physician's evaluation

You will be provided a detailed preparation guide to surgery, where you will find more information on what to expect when arriving to surgery and from a postoperative perspective.

Safe surgery during COVID-19

At HCA East Florida, we remain diligent in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19), and want to provide you with an update about the thoughtful and deliberate steps we’re taking to return to standard operations during this ever-evolving pandemic.
Dr. Giorgio Tarchini, CMO at Westside Hospital.

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Scheduled procedures and surgeries during COVID-19: What to expect 

October 19, 2020
If you have a surgery scheduled during COVID-19, here is some information on the current safeguards in place, and what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

Scheduled procedures and surgeries during COVID-19: What to expect 

October 19, 2020
If you have a surgery scheduled during COVID-19, here is some information on the current safeguards in place, and what to expect before, during and after your procedure.