Surgical Services

Pre-Op Evaluation Center (Out Patient Clinic)

Pre-Op Evaluation Center is a joint effort of the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Surgical Services to ensure patients are medically optimized and well informed prior to any medical procedures that require anesthesia. The Pre-Op Evaluation Center performs pre-anesthetic evaluations, indicated diagnostic testing and reviews all results in advance of the scheduled procedure date. This is done in an effort to avoid day of procedure
cancellations and/or unnecessary delays. If any additional medical consultations are needed, the Pre-Op Evaluation Center staff will coordinate appointments for the patient in an effort to avoid a delay in the planned procedure date. Our clinical team includes Resident Physicians, Registered Nurses, Patient Care Technicians, Patient Educators and Hospital Admissions Representatives who all play integral roles in preparing the patient for their planned procedure.

One Day Surgery (ODS)

ODS is a  8 bed Operating Room (OR) services primarily outpatient OR procedures and is located on the fourth floor of the Outpatient Center and Jones Eye Institute. We provide a wide variety of procedures including but not limited to Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, General Surgery, Plastics, Benign Gynecology and Urology. Our 10 bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) has an all RN staff certified with ACLS and PALS. PACU allows the family members to follow the patient from Pre-op Waiting to PACU Waiting giving attention to both patient and family for essential continuity of care. Our staff receives comprehensive orientation and educational opportunities provided, based on individual needs.

Main Operating Room (OR) E2

Main OR is a 19 room suite, operational 24/7, and located on the 2nd floor of the Central Hospital. There are 10 endoscopic rooms, 2 laminar flow rooms,2 DaVinci Robotic rooms and a dedicated endovascular room. It is a fast paced environment performing state of the art procedures with state of the art equipment. Specialties include: Gynecology, Urology, Orthopedic (total and trauma), Vascular, Cardiovascular (open heart), E.N.T., Plastic/Reconstructive, General (Kidney and Liver transplant) and Neurosurgery. We offer the AORN peri-op course for RN’s seeking OR experience coordinated by our department educator.

Pre-Op Holding Unit (Pre-Op) E2

Pre-Op Holding Unit is a 21 bed area servicing both the outpatient and inpatient populations. Pre-op supports the preparation of patients prior to procedures/surgeries including but not limited to Cardiothoracic, General, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Otolaryngology, Plastics, Urology, Vascular Surgery, and Neuro Interventional Radiology. Pre-Op Holding allows the family member/s to remain with the patient prior to the procedure as well as during the recovery period to enhance patient / family satisfaction and continuity of nursing care. The RN staff are trained in BLS, ACLS and PALS and receives a comprehensive orientation and additional training with the changing patient population.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) E2

PACU is a 22 bed unit that is open 24/7 to accommodate patients who have undergone surgical or other procedures which require general anesthesia. In addition, PACU is the unit for critical care patients. PACU provides an all RN staff with a background in critical care or emergency nursing. The RN staff are BLS, ACLS and PALS trained. PACU serves as a back-up to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital nurses when the ACH patient requires surgery or other procedures at UAMS facilities. The RN staff receives a comprehensive orientation and additional training with the changing patient population.