The Surgery Center of Nacogdoches was developed and opened in April 2000 to alleviate case load at the hospital and provide more technologically advanced atmosphere. The Center was designed to be more aesthetically pleasing to patients with a streamlined admission process.
High quality patient care, convenience, and controlling cost are the hallmarks of the Surgery Center of Nacogdoches. The Surgery Center is designed to be a quality alternative to hospital-based surgery. Patients, who decide to have surgery in the Surgery Center arrive on the day of the operation, have the surgery in the operating room, recover under the care of our nursing staff and go home the same day. Our medical staff and personnel are trained and experienced in outpatient surgical services. Advanced medical technology, equipment and experienced friendly staff contribute to a pleasant surgical experience.
The Surgery Center of Nacogdoches is licensed by the Texas State Department of Health. In addition, we are Medicare-certified. The Surgery Center also participates in a voluntary accreditation process conducted by The Joint Commission (formerly known as The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). The last triennial survey was March 2009. The ASC underwent a comprehensive State and Medicare survey in March 2010 with minor deficiencies found.
A hallmark of the Surgery Center is patient satisfaction. Questionnaires, follow-up phone calls, and a Tenet Survey measure patient satisfaction. Patients rate us very highly on convenient scheduling, professionalism, willingness to return, and safety. Ninety-five percent of the comments received are positive. Feedback is shared with the staff to help consistently improve our patient care.
The Surgery Center performed 3719 operative cases in 2009. There are four well equipped operating rooms and four procedure rooms. Many surgeries in the past that required days or weeks in the hospital such as gallbladder or hemorrhoid removal, shoulder surgery and some back surgeries may be done in one day. Some of the most frequent surgical procedures for us are in pain management; ear, nose, and throat procedures; and gastrointestinal procedures. Other Surgery Center procedures involve gynecology (women’s services), oral (mouth) surgery, orthopedics (bone & joint) and urology (bladder & kidneys). Technologies added to the Surgery Center in the recent past include GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) testing, painless hemorrhoidectomy and Topaz (a new arthroscopic shoulder procedure). The Surgery Center accepts Medicare, most major insurance plans and self-pay customers. The Surgery Center cost is likely to be 30% to 60% less than the hospital.
The Surgery Center of Nacogdoches is a joint venture between 16 local physician partners and Tenet Health Systems Corporation. The medical staff includes over 40 local physicians and surgeons and there are over 25 nursing staff members. Surgical services provided include: endoscopy, general surgery, ophthalmology, oral maxillofacial, orthopedics, plastic surgery, podiatry, urology, pain management, otolaryngology, gynecology and gastroenterology.
The Surgery Center serves patients of all ages. We are open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Friday 6:00 AM to Noon or until last case. We are located at the intersection of Loop 224 and Highway 59 North next to Nacogdoches Medical Center. For more information on the Surgery Center, please call (936) 568-3595.
Donald E. Cagle, MD, General Surgery
Steven Dickhaut, MD, Orthopedics
Jack Erwin, MD, ENT/Oral
Brian Glymph, MD, Gynecology
John Haidinyak, MD, Anesthesiology
Tony Haskins, MD, Gynecology
Neal Haynes, MD, Neurology
Kim McMorries, MD, Gynecology
Mark Nielsen, MD, Urology
Jonathan Polk, MD, General Surgery
J. Michael Randle, MD, Neurosurgery
James Redfield, MD, General Surgery
Mitchell Silver, DO, Gynecology
Arthur Speck, MD, Urology
Charles Thompson, MD, Gynecology
David Vineyard, MD, Gynecology