Sevier Valley Hospital Surgical Services offers patients many of the same surgery options available if you drove to the city, but with the comforts of staying close to home for your care. Our teams of experts utilize the advanced technology to provide high-quality care to help our patients to return back to normal activity.

Expanded Surgical Services

Our expanded Surgical Services area features operating and procedure rooms, pre-operating rooms, and same-day surgery rooms to accommodate our growing community’s needs. But while we are increasing in numbers, we still understand the importance of treating each of our patients’ individual needs, and work to ensure that our patients are involved and informed during each stage of their care.

Our Most Common Surgical Services

We offer a wide variety of surgical services including:

  • ENT surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Podiatry, foot, and ankle surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Pediatric ENT surgery
  • Ophthalmologic (eye) surgery
  • Dental surgery

Joint Replacement at Sevier Valley Hospital

If you are planning on receiving joint replacement surgery at Sevier Valley Hospital, this video will help you prepare and know what to expect.

Preparing for Surgery

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Before Surgery

  • Your surgeon’s office will schedule the date of your surgery with the Sevier Valley Hospital Surgical Services team.
  • Several days prior to your surgery, you will receive a call to register you for your procedure. You will be asked questions about your insurance, and may also be asked to pay any insurance co-payment at that time.
  • The day before your surgery, you will receive a call from one of our nurses who will answer any of your questions, and instruct you not to eat or drink anything after midnight. You will also receive the arrival time that you will need to check into the surgical services area the day of your surgery. If your surgery is on a Monday, you will receive this call the Friday before.
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Day of Surgery

Arriving at the Hospital

On the day of your surgery, please utilize Sevier Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department parking lot and entrance. Continue to the surgery waiting room and check-in area located northwest of the Emergency Department on the hospital’s main floor. Once there, check-in with the receptionist at the desk. They will ask you to provide your insurance card and photo ID.

Pre-Op

  • After you are registered, you will be taken back to the pre-op room. There, your nurse will take your vital signs, review your health and medication histories, and start an IV.
  • For your protection, it is required that you remove all jewelry prior to surgery. This includes wedding rings, watches, and all body piercings.
  • While in the pre-op room, you will meet your nurse anesthetist who will talk to you about your anesthetic choices. You will also have the opportunity to talk to your surgeon and Operating Room nurse prior to surgery. This will allow you to ask any questions that you may have.
  • Your Operating Room nurse, or nurse anesthetist, will then take to you back to the operating room on a gurney. At that time, your family members or significant other will be asked to wait in the Operating Room waiting area.
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After Surgery

  • Once your surgery is complete, you will be taken to the recovery room. There, nurses will monitor your breathing, pain levels, and ability to get up and walk (if allowed after surgery) – these three criteria are continually monitored to see when you are ready to be discharged. During this time, your surgeon will talk to your family members or significant other in the waiting area to tell them how your surgery went.
  • Once ready to be discharged, you will receive a packet with specific instructions from your surgeon and from the hospital. The nurse will go over these instructions with you before you leave and answer any of your questions.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't I have anything to eat or drink past midnight before my surgery?

We ask that you arrive for your surgery with an empty stomach that's free from acid. This is because any acid in your stomach can cause problems while you are under anesthesia.

What if I have special needs: disability, language, etc.?

We will work with you to take care of any need you may have. Interpretation services are free and available 24 hours a day.

Should someone come with me?

You may bring two visitors with you, and they will be able to stay with you until you are taken to the Operating Room. Your visitor(s) can sit in the waiting room until your procedure is complete. Please only bring visitors age 12 years and older.

Following your surgery, you will need a responsible person to drive you home. It’s recommended that you have someone with you for 24 hours after you return home from surgery.

What should I bring with me?

Please bring:

  • Your insurance card
  • A photo ID
  • Any cash or credit card payment for co-pays
  • Loose, comfortable clothing to wear
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Sevier Valley Hospital Surgical Services

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Walk east from entrance, pass radiology, located on left side, surgical waiting area.