The Surgical Department at Dauterive Hospital features five Operating Room Suites and one Cysto/GI Suite capable of comprehensive General and Minimally Invasive procedures.
The department participates in both the First Assist and Peri-op 101 programs. Dauterive Hospital also offers a Same Day Surgery Unit for certain procedures, designed to offer our clients a cost-saving, comfortable and convenient way to have surgery.
Stryker Endoscopy Suite
Dauterive Hospital recently renovated one of its five Operating Room Suites into a state-of-the-art Stryker Endoscopy Surgical Suite, which allows surgeons to perform laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures right here in the heart of the Teche Area.
X-ray images taken live during a procedure are projected on a high-definition, flat-panel television screen installed on the wall and on a separate high-definition, flat-panel television screen installed on a radial arm. This allows the surgeon and surgical team to see live, detailed, crisp images of what is going on inside the body as it happens.
Pre-testing, such as X-rays, an EKG or blood work, are frequently needed before surgery. The tests must be done at least 48 hours before a procedure so your surgeon and anesthesiologist may review the results.
Notify your surgeon if you become ill, feel you have the flu, a cold or if you experience any elevated temperature.
This checklist will help you prepare for your upcoming procedure at Dauterive Hospital.
Insurance -- Please bring insurance cards and any other necessary insurance and identification documents with you at the time of registration.
Clothing -- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. You do not need to bring pajamas.
Personal Items -- Leave all jewelry, piercings, hairpins and other valuables at home. Bring supplies, containers and other items needed for the removal and storage of any glasses, contacts, dentures or partial plates.
Fast -- Do not eat or drink after midnight unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
Cosmetics -- Do not wear eye make-up or other cosmetics on the day of surgery.
Get Home Safe -- Arrange a ride home beforehand with a responsible adult. You are required to have a licensed driver available to take you home.
To schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified surgeons call 337-359-8554