Faith Regional’s Surgery Center is celebrating 20 years of providing same-day surgery services to area residents this week.
On August 27, 1999, the first two surgical cases were performed at the then named Northeast Nebraska Surgery Center. In the year after the center opened, 1,945 surgeries were performed.
Last year, over 4,000 surgeries were performed at Faith Regional’s Surgery Center. Board-certified surgeons from ten different specialties perform a variety of procedures here including breast, dental and oral surgery, gastroenterology, general, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, plastic and reconstructive, and podiatry. Currently, Faith Regional Surgery Center employs 25 individuals, five of whom have worked at the center since its inception.
When Faith Regional’s new South Medical Office Building is complete, Faith Regional’s Surgery Center will relocate to its first floor, doubling in size of its existing space. The new space will feature six surgical rooms, two procedure rooms and private pre-operative and post-operative rooms. This expansion will enable the center to accommodate more daily procedures, decreasing wait times to better serve patients for years to come.