Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
When you or someone in your family needs an inpatient or outpatient surgical procedure, the Surgery Department at Texoma Medical Center can help. Equipped with 12 technologically advanced operating rooms, TMC's surgeons use techniques that help lower infection rates and encourage faster healing. Outpatient surgery is performed in the Ambulatory Care Unit, which is conveniently located on the second floor of the hospital.
In addition to traditional open surgery, surgeons at TMC have special expertise in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, which is also a minimally invasive technique. TMC also offers surgical specialties in weight-loss, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, orthopedics, podiatry, urology and gastroenterology.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgical techniques often allow patients to leave the hospital with smaller scars and a faster recovery compared to traditional, open surgery. Other advantages of minimally invasive surgery can include greater surgical precision, fewer complications, reduced pain and discomfort, less trauma, less blood loss, reduced risk of infection and shorter hospital stays. Many orthopedic procedures can be done laparoscopically. Talk to your doctor about whether minimally invasive surgery is right for your procedure and individual situation.
Robotic surgery is a method in which the procedure is performed using small tools attached to a robotic arm, which the surgeon controls with a computer. Small incisions are made to insert the instruments into your body. A thin tube with a camera attached to the end of it enables the surgeon to view enlarged 3-D images of the body as the surgery is being performed. The robot matches the doctor's hand movements. Robotic procedures may result in a faster recovery and less time in the hospital.
Surgeons at the TMC Center for Robotic Surgery were the first in the area to use the da Vinci® Si HD Surgical System. The hospital also has the da Vinci XI® Surgical System. Surgeons can perform robotic procedures in a number of specialties, including gynecology, urology and general surgery. Learn more >