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Surgical Services

Surgical services provides care for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures at Penrose Hospita and St. Francis Medical Centerl. State-of-the-art procedures and technology allow our surgical team to serve southern Colorado with the most modern care.

Perioperative Services at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services offers high quality care of the surgical patient beginning with the pre-operative testing and preparation, through the operating room, and immediate post-anesthesia recovery. PSF Perioperative Services also offers a full array of diagnostic and interventional procedures in the GI Labs at two of the campuses.


Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center offer combined 24-hour operating rooms that serve all surgical specialties. PSF Perioperative Services' clinicians utilize state-of-the-art equipment and operative techniques to care for the surgical patient. Penrose Hospital offers all surgical specialties as well as around-the-clock surgical support for the hospital's Level II trauma designation.

The following surgical specialties are performed at Penrose Hospital: 

  • Anesthesia
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endoscopy
  • Orthopedics
  • Ear/Nose/Throat
  • Plastic
  • General
  • Podiatry
  • Gynecology
  • Maxillofacial
  • Thoracic
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology
  • Obstetrics
  • Vascular

     A variety of support services are performed in conjunction with the care provided to patients who are being treated at Penrose Hospital.

    Surgical support services Include:

    • Pre-Anesthesia Assessment
    • Same Day Surgery Admission and Discharge
    • Post-Anesthesia Care
    • Endoscopy

    Surgical services utilizes specialized equipment for the following procedures:

    Laparoscopic technology (visualization of internal organs via a telescope inserted through a small abdominal incision) is routinely used for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laparoscopic techniques may be utilized to remove the gallbladder, appendix, for hernia repair and other procedures.

    Shock waves are used for the non-invasive treatment of kidney and ureteral stones. This treatment may eliminate the need for more invasive surgery to relieve the patient of the symptoms of kidney and ureteral stones.

    Image Guided Surgery
    Image guided surgery is a highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art navigational technique that offers three-dimensional computerized anatomic visualization that assists the surgeon in pin-pointing the exact operative site. It may be used in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and ENT surgery.

    With all of the technological offerings of the Penrose Perioperative Services, the greatest asset is the team of professionals who strive to meet the needs of the patients we serve. On a daily basis, Perioperative Services' nursing, clerical, and support staff demonstrate their commitment to patient care of the highest caliber. They seek opportunities to make a contribution to live the mission of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services by promoting the health and well-being of the people of the communities we serve.

    For more information on surgical services, call 719.776.5000.

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