Local Surgical Services in Hendry County reduce burden of travel

Hendry Regional Medical Center has two state of the art surgical suites and a procedure room. (Courtesy photo)

Clewiston – Traveling long distances can add to the stress and discomfort of surgery. The need to travel to and from a facility outside the community can also cause a burden for family members. Fortunately for Hendry County residents, common surgical procedures are available at Hendry Regional Medical Center.

The trusted medical team at Hendry Regional Medical Center is able to perform a number of surgeries here in the community, providing convenience and comfort for patients and their families.

Dr. Leonard Carroll, Board Certified General Surgeon

“Having your surgery performed in the local community is a smart decision,” said Dr. Leonard Carroll, Board Certified General Surgeon. “Knowing you are near home can provide peace of mind for your family and make the recovery process easier.”

The highly trained surgeons at Hendry Regional Medical Center can perform common general surgical procedures like tonsillectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), hernia repair, and colonoscopy. In addition, our Specialists can perform gynecological procedures to include hysterectomies or cervical biopsy, as well as interventional pain management such as lumbar spine injections, and shoulder or knee nerve radio-frequency ablations.

Many common procedures can be performed with laparoscopes or endoscopes which enable the surgeon to see inside the body without having to make large incisions. Other benefits of these techniques include shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.

Dr. Darayes Mobed, General Surgeon

According to Dr. Darayes Mobed, General Surgeon, patients sometimes delay having certain surgeries for various reasons, but doing so can prolong discomfort or raise the risk of complications.

“Traveling for a surgical procedure can be inconvenient,” Dr. Mobed said. “The need to travel can disrupt a person’s life, so he or she may opt to wait. Having surgical services available locally makes it easier for people to get the surgeries they need, when they need them.”

Dr. Mobed added that it is best to follow the recommendations of physicians when elective surgery is required.

When a physician recommends surgery, choosing the right facility is also important. Dr. Carroll said that convenience is one of the reasons Hendry County residents choose Hendry Regional Medical Center.

Additionally, the convenience of local recovery services can make the transition from hospital to home smoother. The Swing Bed Program at Hendry Regional Medical Center allows patients, covered under Medicare who need extended care, to stay in a hospital setting without the need to change facilities. With a compassionate nursing team on hand around the clock, recovering at the hospital following a surgical procedure can provide comfort to patients and their families.

“In many rural areas, qualified surgeons can be hard to come by,” Dr. Carroll said. “We are fortunate to have a team of highly trained physicians and medical providers in Hendry County. Having access to the medical care you need here in the community is a huge asset and can help you get back to your everyday life quicker.”

Talk to your primary care provider about choosing the right facility for your surgical procedure. To learn more about Hendry Regional Medical Center services, please call the hospital at (863) 902-3000 or visit http://www.hrmc.us.

The Caloosa Belle is published every Thursday.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment