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    Surgical Services

    Lexington Medical Center performs a wide variety of surgical procedures in its advanced surgical facilities staffed by highly skilled anesthesiologists, registered nurses and technicians. Many of the hospital's most common surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. These include:

    • Gynecologic procedures
    • Orthopaedic procedures
    • Urologic procedures
    • Arthroscopic procedures
    • Ophthalmologic procedures

    Dedicated Medical Staff

    As a Lexington Medical Center patient, you can rest assured our staff will work with your doctor to provide you the very best in personal, progressive care. Whether you’re here as an outpatient, or you’re admitted to the hospital after your surgery, we’ll see that the hours you spend in our care are as safe and comfortable as we can possibly make them.

    Minimally Invasive Surgery

    A majority of the surgical procedures performed at Lexington Medical Center utilize a practice known as minimally invasive surgery. These procedures involve fewer, smaller incisions than open surgery, and sometimes, no incisions at all. It requires specialized instruments - including tiny video cameras and digitally enhanced display of the surgical area. Some procedures utilize computer guidance technology in order to achieve an even greater degree of precision for delicate procedures.

    Laparoscopic Surgery

    Laparoscopic surgery or laparoscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which a small incision is made in the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted.

    The laparoscope has a tiny video camera enabling the surgeon to see inside the abdomen without a large open surgical incision. The surgical area is magnified on a TV monitor.

    The surgeon makes a few small incisions that are each about one-quarter to one-half inch long and inserts several small, thin instruments with which to operate. Lexington Medical Center physicians are regularly performing complex surgeries that once required large incisions.

    The result:

    Faster recovery, reduced scarring, less discomfort and highly effective surgical treatment. 

    Our Surgeons

    General Surgery
    Claudiu Cimpean, MD
    Eric D. Lance, MD
    Brian C. Lewis, MD
    Steven Muscoreil, MD, MPH
    Mark D. Smith, MD

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    James F. Black, MD
    Tiffeny Carroll, MD
    Michael G. Kelly, MD
    Lloyd D. Lohr, MD

    Ophthalmology
    Thomas A. Hawkins, MD
    James F. Slyman, MD

    Orthopaedics
    Karl E. Bolstad, MD
    Robert S. Humble, MD
    Gordon C. Kammire, MD
    Jasper S. Riggan, III, MD 
    Amanda J. Shepherd, MD

    Otolaryngology (ENT)
    Brandon Chapman, MD 

    Urology 
    Alexander W. Caillat, MD
    Phillip G. Marks, MD

     

    How to Get Here

    Surgical Services250 Hospital Drive
    Lexington, NC 27292

    New Patient Appointments:
    336-716-WAKE
    Contact Us:
    336-248-5161

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    Brian_117When Brian Grubb found out he had a benign tumor on his shoulder, he was afraid surgery would keep him from helping his father on the family farm. Fortunately, he chose Lexington Medical Center. 

    Our experienced team of board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists helped Brian get back to his family and the farm even sooner.