St. Francis Surgical Services

Surgical Services

Choose CHI St. Francis for surgical services

It's easy to think that a smaller, rural hospital couldn't possibly have the latest advancements when it comes to surgery. But think again.

Surgical Services is an important service at St. Francis. Surgeons who perform procedures at St. Francis represent many specialties, including general surgery, gynecologic, pediatrics, ophthalmologic, and endoscopy.

Minimally invasive techniques

Laparoscopic surgery is just one of the modern techniques performed at St. Francis. This technology allows surgeons to operate through very small incisions, resulting in less blood loss, less postoperative pain and faster recovery than traditional surgery.

Surgical care team

It takes a team of clinical care professionals to care for each surgical patient. At St. Francis, board-certified surgeons work closely with surgical technicians, registered nurses and CRNA's (certified registered nurse anesthetists). CRNA's are advanced practice nurses who specialize in anesthesia, having both earned a master's degree in nurse anesthesia and passed a certification exam.

Choose CHI St. Francis Health

If your doctor says you need surgery, choose to have your procedure at CHI St. Francis Health. Our team is ready to serve you!

Many surgical procedures that used to require a hospital stay now can be done on an outpatient basis. Here at St. Francis, surgeons perform many procedures, including:

General surgery
Surgery of the abdomen - procedures: bowel resection, gallbladder removal, hernia repair
Breast surgery - procedures: biopsy, mastectomy
Chest surgery

Laparoscopic surgery
Surgery through a small lighted tube - procedures: gallbladder & appendix removal, hernia repair, female surgery.

Surgery of the eye - procedures: cataract surgery

Same day surgery

You can have confidence that our surgical team meets the highest standards and are committed to excellence.


same day surgery

Skilled surgeons perform a variety of procedures in a well-equipped operating room. They utilize the latest techniques and are assisted by specialty trained surgical nurses and anesthesia staff. These advanced surgical techniques have simplified procedures, making it possible for patients to recover sooner and go home more quickly. Surgery services include both inpatient and same-day surgery. General surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including laparoscopic surgery. The hospital also has many other surgeons performing surgery in the areas of OB/GYN, and eye (cataract) surgery.

When you are faced with the decision to have surgery...choose CHI St. Francis!

We have it right here close to home.