Outpatient and Surgery Center

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288 S Ridgecrest St
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: (828) 286-5000

The Outpatient and Surgery Center serves 4,000 monthly patients from Rutherford and surrounding counties, offering a wide range of outpatient medical services, including same-day surgery. Our 50,000-square-foot facility features 18 private patient rooms, 5 operating rooms and a comfortable waiting area for your family during your procedure.

Among the outpatient services we provide:

  • Pre- and Post-procedure care for outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization and endoscopy.
    • Surgery/procedure instruction and preparation, including patient interview, clinical evaluation and testing (blood work, EKG, X-ray).¬†
    • During cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath or heart cath), we insert a thin, hollow tube into a blood vessel that leads to your heart and examine¬†your heart muscle, valves or coronary arteries for disease.
    • During capsule endoscopy, you swallow a capsule that takes pictures down through your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This aids the diagnosis of chronic anemia and occult GI bleeding. Other GI procedures include: treating ulcers, esophageal strictures and swollen veins; removal of lower GI polyps and biopsy.
  • Administration of IV fluids and medicine, blood transfusion and special lab testing.
  • Esophageal motility and ph studies to help diagnose and treat esophageal disorders and associated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).