Idaho Surgery Center is an outpatient surgical center of West Valley Medical Center. Through our outpatient surgery center, we offer state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and cost-effective medical care.

If you have any questions regarding surgery preparation, pain management or after surgery care, please call (208) 453-8668.

From preadmission through recovery, our surgical care services team has the experience and dedication to make your stay at Idaho Surgery Center as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Our staff is composed of highly skilled surgeons, nurses, technicians and medical support staff. Our teams work closely with our patients and their doctors’ offices to ensure patients are fully prepared for their surgical procedures.

Surgical specialties

Idaho Surgery Center of West Valley Medical Center specializes in the following specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Endoscopy
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Urology

Laparoscopic surgical procedures

Our board-certified surgeons perform a wide variety of laparoscopic surgical procedures, including:

  • Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted colectomy
  • Gastric banding
  • Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Nissen repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy

Preparing for surgery

Seeing a preadmission nurse is one way we prepare patients for surgery. This nursing team member takes a medical and surgical history, does any preoperative testing ordered by the surgeon, provides you with information about the admission and discharge process and begins the patient record. We encourage patients to ask questions about the hospital process and the procedure.

Prior to a procedure, one of our anesthesiologists visits with each patient. Together, you and your anesthesiologist will decide on an appropriate anesthetic. Consent forms and other paperwork are completed in the preoperative area.

A certified surgical technologist and/or registered nurse (RN) prepares the operating room for the procedure, and sterile processing technicians prepare the instruments for use. The operating room team consists of one RN and a certified surgical technician, or two RNs, a certified nurse anesthetist and/or an anesthesiologist and the surgeon.

After-surgery care

After surgery, patients usually go to the post-anesthesia care unit, also known as the recovery room. The experienced nurses in this unit will observe and care for you as you emerge from the anesthetic. From this unit, patients are transferred back to the outpatient unit or to one of the inpatient units.

Outpatient surgery patients usually are discharged one to two hours after they leave recovery. They are given postoperative instructions, prescriptions (if ordered by the surgeon) and information about follow-up appointments with their surgeons.