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Surgical Services

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center is proud of our team of capable surgeons and nurses. We strive to make your surgery experience as painless as possible, with your quick recovery our main goal. Surgery is performed on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.

We offer surgery in the following specialties:
Orthopedic including Total Joints
Gynecology/Caesarian sections

Day Surgical Services

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center's Outpatient Surgery facility is located in the main hospital.

3 State-of-the-art operating rooms
1 state-of-the-art endoscopy room
6 Pre and post-op bays

Preparing for Surgery

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center's staff is committed to your comfort and safety along with the security and concerns of your family.

Preparing for the Day of Surgery

You will be contacted by an Outpatient nurse as to when to arrive at the hospital. It will be earlier than the scheduled time for your surgery so you can be adequately prepared.

Inform your physician of any treatments you are currently using such as, herbal medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements and over-the-counter drugs in additional to your regular prescription medications.

If you are currently taking medications, please consult your physician about what medications you may take before surgery.

If you are having an outpatient surgery, please arrange for a responsible adult to bring you to the hospital and pick you up.

The Day of Surgery

Upon arrival, check-in at the desk located in the surgery waiting area.

A pre-operative nurse will greet and escort you to the pre-operative area.

One or two family members may accompany you to the pre-operative area.

You will be asked to change into a hospital gown.

Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home.

Intravenous access for fluids and medications will be initiated, probably at this time.

An operating room nurse will greet you in the pre-operative area prior to surgery to review pertinent information.

After you are taken to the operating room, a nurse will direct your family to the waiting area.

Your doctor will visit your family in the waiting area following your surgery.


A Nurse Anesthetist will speak with you in the pre-operative area before your surgery. The type of anesthesia that you receive will be based on your needs and choices. General Anesthesia - the most common type of anesthesia.

MAC Anesthesia - "MAC" stands for monitored anesthesia care. Local anesthesia will be used so that the area of surgery is numb. You may be given medicine through an intravenous line (IV) that will make you very comfortable during the procedure.

Regional Anesthesia - This is a method of numbing an area of the body. You also will be given IV medicine that will make you calm. Examples of regional anesthesia include epidural and spinal anesthesia.

Local Anesthesia - The surgeon will inject medicine that will temporarily numb the surgical area only.

In The Operating Room

It may seem very bright with large lights and equipment. You will be tucked in with warm blankets. The nurses and physicians will explain what they are doing, but feel free to ask questions.


After surgery, you will go to the Post anesthesia care Unit (PACU). The PACU is specially equipped for the care of patients recovering from anesthesia and surgery. In the PACU, your vital signs will be taken frequently and you will be monitored. If you are an outpatient, once you are fully recovered from your anesthesia, you will return to the Outpatient department for Stage 2 of your recovery. If you are to be admitted to the hospital, you will be transferred to the appropriate patient care unit following your recovery. For the safety and privacy of the patients recovering in the PACU, visitors are not permitted in this area.

Keeping You Comfortable After Surgery

Pain management is a very important part of your recovery. A variety of methods may be used to relieve your pain and discomfort after surgery. Pain medication is usually given through your IV or in pill form.

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Surgical Services department expects your personalized healthcare here to be a success. We encourage comments and suggestions on how we might better serve you.