Given the breadth of services offered at UW Health, it should come as no surprise that our surgical nursing staff encounters intriguing and challenging cases on a daily basis.
About Surgical Services
Our surgical services department includes:
- A 22-bed inpatient operating room suite
- Inpatient (16 beds) and outpatient (six beds) Post-Anesthesia Care Units
- A 19-bed First Day Surgery unit
- An Outpatient Surgery Center, which includes a nine-suite operating room and 30-cubicle patient unit
The Role of Nurses
Nurses contribute to the provision of full tertiary care for all patients who require surgical intervention, including pre-procedure preparation, ongoing post-operative assessment and post-procedure and pre-discharge care. Patient education is a major emphasis in our unit, as well, with nurses facilitating accurate and necessary information for patients and their families.
We care for a wide range of patient populations, including patients requiring general, cardiovascular, thoracic, ophthalmological, gynecological, burn and reconstruction procedures, and many others.
Opportunities abound for nurses in surgical services, with a number of different career options available, including clinical nurse specialists, nurse clinicians, care team leaders, licensed practical nurses and assistants and supervisory positions.
- Madison Surgery Center: Madison Surgery Center is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and manages fully-furnished operating suites and procedural rooms, complete with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, surgical technology and anesthesia.
Learn more about Madison Surgery Center
- Transformations (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery): UW Health Transformations offer a full complement of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Learn more about Transformations