About the Program
The major objective of the surgery program at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks is to provide effective and efficient treatment services for Veterans who require surgical services. Patients are referred to surgery by their Primary Care Provider or a practitioner in the Emergency Department if their condition may require surgical intervention.
Surgery offers the following inpatient and outpatient services —
- Surgery Specialty Clinics: general surgery, dermatology, urology, orthopedics, gynecology, otolaryngology (ENT), optometry, podiatry, outpatient neurosurgery consultation, amputee evaluation, and PACT (Prevent Amputation Care Team).
- Screening Clinic: Preoperative diagnostic tests, lab work and anesthesia work-up. This clinic allows patients to have their preoperative evaluation with minimal travel to the hospital.
- Ambulatory Care: Approximately 85% of all surgical and invasive procedures are performed in an ambulatory care setting.
- Inpatient and Postoperative Care