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Surgical Services at Johnson City Medical Center
New hospital visitation restrictions
Effective Saturday, March 21, Ballad Health will not allow visitors in its inpatient hospital units, long-term care facilities or behavioral health centers.
These measures are to help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Limited exceptions to these restrictions may apply to:
- Birthing centers
- Pediatric departments
- Emergency departments
- End-of-life and other extraordinary long-term care situations
Please read more about these visitation restrictions.
There is no such thing as a routine surgery for you or a loved one.
Surgery is an important time, when you expect the very best in expertise, technology and treatment. That’s why Johnson City Medical Center is proud to serve the region with our highly trained surgeons, expert physicians and a caring and committed team.
About the surgery center
The surgery tower at Johnson City Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of our region in all major surgical specialties.
- A full range of services, from minimally invasive to the more complex
- 16 operating rooms, each designed with ample space for our surgeons, their teams and the latest equipment
- Both inpatient and same-day surgeries
- Private areas for physician consultations
- A newly redesigned waiting area with beautiful views and natural light to help keep waiting family and friends comfortable
- An updated notification system to keep our families informed of their loved ones’ status
Your surgery team
Your team at Johnson City Medical Center involves many more people than just your surgeon.
From our anesthesiologists and surgeons, to our nursing team, to our volunteers, you will be served and helped by people who understand and care about your treatment.
State-of-the-art surgical procedures and technologies
Some of the surgeries we perform include:
- Bariatric surgery
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Gastroenterological surgery
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Minimally invasive lung surgery (video-assisted thorascopic surgery)
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Neuroendovascular surgery
- Orthopedic surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Urological surgery
- Vascular surgery
About your surgery
Important questions to ask before your surgery
Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. It is important that you are an informed patient, and that you feel comfortable about the procedure you will be having.
At Johnson City Medical Center, we encourage every patient to ask questions of their medical team and to be a well-informed patient.
- What are the benefits of this surgery?
- How do I prepare for my surgery – both physically and mentally?
- What are the risks and possible complications of having the operation?
- What is the surgeon’s experience in doing this procedure?
- What type of anesthesia will be administered?
- What can I expect during recovery?
Tips for communicating with your doctor
It’s important to talk over any concerns and discuss feelings you may be having prior to having surgery.
The following tips may help you talk with your doctor:
- If you don’t understand your doctor’s answers, it’s okay to keep asking questions until you do.
- Take notes, or ask a family member or friend to take notes for you.
- Ask your doctor where you might find additional information.
For your convenience, you can download a pdf of these questions to talk with your doctor about.
Awards and certifications
- Distinguished Clinical Excellence and as a High Performer in Heart Surgery; Orthopedics; Neurosurgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Urology – U.S. News & World Report.
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification – U.S. Green Building Council
- Surgery Center: Silver certification Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) – U.S. Green Building Council, 2014