Sur­gi­cal Services

When you have surgery at Onslow Memorial Hospital, you can feel confident knowing you’re in the care of one of the region’s most comprehensive medical facilities, with trusted board-certified surgeons, experienced nurses and state-of-the-art surgical technology.

With anesthesia services provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthesiologists, we perform inpatient and outpatient procedures, including general; orthopedic; podiatric; pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat; urologic, gynecologic; spinal; cataract; and many other surgeries.

Prospective surgery patients can also take comfort knowing Onslow Memorial Hospital is an active and very successful member of the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), a national partnership of organizations working to prevent complications following surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery you need, you will be scheduled either at Onslow Memorial Hospital’s ER and Surgical Pavilion, or our freestanding SurgiCare of Jacksonville.

When you have to have surgery at Onslow Memorial Hospital, you can rest assured that you are not only in a state-of-the-art surgical facility, with cutting-edge technology, but you’re also in the caring hands of our nurses, technicians and physicians.

Onslow Memorial Hospital’s team of board-certified general surgeons provide comprehensive general surgical care to our community, using the most advanced surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Our surgeons offer an extensive list of surgical services that spans the breadth of general and specialized procedures, including:

  • Thoracic
  • Colorectal
  • Vascular
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Trauma
  • Endocrine
  • Critical care
  • Laparoscopic
  • Minimally invasive surgery

General surgery is a surgical subspecialty that focuses predominantly on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and thyroid. General surgery also covers diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.

Onslow’s team of board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists who treat conditions, defects, injuries and aesthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. Their expertise covers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial procedures ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. They also diagnose and treat facial pain and accident victims with facial injuries.

Common oral and maxillofacial procedures performed include:

  • Dental implants
  • Bone grafting
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Impacted canines
  • Facial trauma
  • Jaw surgery
  • Oral pathology
  • TMJ disorder
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy

Onslow’s team of board certified pediatric dentists specialize in dental rehabilitation and reconstruction while the child is under general anesthesia. Common procedures include; pulpotomy, crowns, white fillings, extractions, space maintainers, and frenectomies.

Onslow Memorial’s plastic surgeons are dedicated to improving our patients’ quality of life through a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Our surgeons are specialists in addressing a wide range of problems related to trauma, cancer, or congenital defects, and also provide a wide array of options for elective cosmetic procedures.

The most common reconstructive procedures include:

  • tumor removal
  • skin cancer removal and reconstruction
  • laceration repair
  • scar repair
  • hand surgery
  • breast reduction
  • breast reconstruction following a mastectomy
  • cleft lip and palate repair
  • correction of congenital abnormalities

Podiatry is a medical specialty focused on the health and wellness of your feet and ankles. The podiatrists at Onslow Memorial are uniquely trained to diagnose, treat and prevent conditions affecting feet and ankles. Not only are your feet and ankles essential to your everyday activities and your success in sports, but they also provide important data about your overall health.

Podiatrists can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining your feet. Here are some examples of what your feet are saying:

  • Loss of hair on your feet points to poor circulation and can mean vascular disease. When the heart can’t pump enough blood to your extremities because of blockages of the arteries, the body has to prioritize its use. Hair on your toes is low on the list of your body’s priorities when there’s a blockage in blood flow.
  • Sores that won’t heal on the bottom of your feet are major warning signs of diabetes. Elevated glucose levels cause nerve damage in your feet. A person with diabetes may not feel that they have scraped, cut or irritated an area on the bottom of their feet. When these wounds go unnoticed they can cause serious infection, which can lead to amputation.
  • Thick, yellow toenails indicate a fungal infection is running rampant below the surface of the nail.
  • A swollen, red or purplish, intensely painful toe is a red flag for gout. Gout is the result of a buildup of uric acid. Gout can be controlled through diet and medication. Podiatrists can help relieve the pain and get your feet back to functioning again.
  • When your feet are incredibly painful to walk on, you could have an undiagnosed stress fracture. These stress fractures can point to a decrease in bone density, a vitamin D deficiency, a problem absorbing calcium, or other nutritional problems.

Onslow Memorial’s podiatric physicians specialize in complete care of the foot and ankle. Common conditions include:

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Diabetic foot and wound care
  • Ingrown and painful toenails
  • Bunions, hammertoes, or other changes in shape
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains or fractures
  • Nerve or circulatory conditions
  • Arthritis and gout
  • Corns, calluses or warts
  • Arch pain
  • Flat feet
  • Orthotic fittings
  • Skin problems
  • Pressure ulcers