Overview of Surgeries Performed at Aiken Regional
Aiken Regional Medical Centers performs over 4,200 surgeries each year. We offer general surgery, gynecological surgery, urological surgery, ENT surgery, eye surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurological surgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and open heart surgery. We are equipped with laparoscopic technology which offers minimal invasion surgery.
PAT (Pre-Anesthesia Testing)
A PAT visit is scheduled 3-5 days prior to your surgery. You will see a registered nurse who will obtain your health history. You will also get lab work drawn and any other tests ordered by your surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Surgery Waiting Area
We offer complimentary coffee and access to the internet for your convenience while waiting for your family or friends in surgery. We have a Patient Tracking Board which keeps you informed of your loved one's progress during their perioperative experience. Drinks and snacks are accessible in vending machines for our waiting guests. There is a volunteer at the desk if you have any questions.
After the patient is prepared for surgery, two people at a time can visit with the patient until transported to surgery.
PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
After surgery, the surgeon will visit or call the surgery waiting room to speak privately with the family. Post-operatively, the patient will go to the PACU and stay approximately one to two hours to recover. The family will be notified when the patient arrives to PACU and again when taken to outpatient recovery or a hospital room if admitted.
Outpatient Recovery Area
After the patient has recovered in PACU, he or she will be transferred to outpatient recovery. A family member and/or friend can stay with the patient until fully recovered and participate in home care instructions and have time to ask questions.
Find a Doctor for Surgical Care
If you need a referral to a physician at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 800-322-8322.