No one ever looks forward to the prospect of having surgery. But sometimes it's necessary to restore your health. If you or someone you love is about to undergo surgery, we know you've got a lot on your mind. Perhaps you are worried about the time it will take to return to work, hobbies and your daily routine. Maybe you're wondering how you will manage the discomfort and inconvenience of recovery. And most likely, you're feeling anxious about the treatment you will receive as a hospital patient.
The surgeons and staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) understand your concerns. That's why we're pleased to offer the most advanced approach to performing surgical procedures. The Center for Surgical Services at SMMC is a regional leader in the advancement and application of surgical technology including lasers, surgical robotics and minimally invasive surgery. The Center includes inpatient and outpatient services and features dedicated surgical suites for open heart, orthopedic, urology, ophthalmology and laparoscopic surgery. The Shull Center for Surgical Robotics is home of the Kansas City area's first da Vinci Surgical System.
SMMC offers Skylight ACCESS®, a patient interactive television system (if you stay overnight) that enables patients to watch movies, view and engage in on-demand educational and relaxation videos, complete surveys, view the Internet, play games and get a variety of hospital information all with the click of a remote. This system offers instructional videos on post-operative care at home. Click here to learn more.
Click on the links to your right for information and forms to prepare for your surgery, find out more about the day of surgery and learn about post-operative care.