Services at this location are provided by River Falls Area Hospital.
About this location
River Falls Area Hospital's comprehensive Surgery Center offers expert, compassionate, high-quality surgical care. Our team includes surgeons, registered nurses, surgical technologists, registered nurse anesthetists and an array of support staff, and our operating rooms are equipped with the latest surgical technology, offering you the confidence and comfort you need when facing a surgical procedure.
More than 2,000 surgical procedures are performed each year at River Falls Area Hospital, including both inpatient and outpatient (same day) surgeries.
The Surgery Center offers four fully equipped operating rooms, designed with patient privacy and the latest technology as primary considerations.
The surgical suites feature private rooms for preparation, recovery and consultation. The recovery area includes four private bays, a pediatric recovery room and windows for natural light.
Medical - surgical care (Med/Surg)
If you need medical treatment that requires at least one overnight stay or observation to assess the need for a possible inpatient stay, you'll be admitted to River Falls Area Hospital's Patient Care Unit. This unit is also known as the medical-surgical care unit, or Med-Surg.
Your care team
River Falls Area Hospital prides itself on having caring, expert caregivers who put patients first. Everything we do is designed to meet your needs in an atmosphere that promotes healing and comfort.
A lot of people are involved in delivering comprehensive care to patients. Your care team may consist of a doctor, registered nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers, care managers, patient advocate, laboratory, imaging and rehabilitation staff as needed.
Specialty care unit
For patients who are critically ill or for those with cardiac conditions, River Falls Area Hospital has a dedicated specialty care unit. These special patient rooms are equipped with advanced monitoring equipment. The specialty care unit nursing staff has advanced training to care for seriously ill patients.
Minimally invasive surgery
River Falls Area Hospital offers state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical procedures when appropriate.
In these procedures, the surgeon inserts a camera through an incision and sees the images on a monitor. Special instruments for the procedure are inserted into other small incisions.
The surgeon can view the procedure on a fiber optic, high-definition monitor that can magnify and enhance the view.
In addition, other images, such as X-ray images, can be shown on the monitors at the same time, allowing the surgeon to see the camera and the images simultaneously. The patients benefit by usually experiencing less pain and having faster recovery times.