When you have surgery at Southeast Georgia Health System, you can rest
assured knowing that our highly skilled team of physicians, nurses and
other health care staff are equipped with leading-edge technology, and
dedicated to providing you with safe, compassionate, top-quality health care.
We have been an early adopter of new medical technologies and have introduced
advanced surgical techniques to our region so that patients don’t
have to travel outside the area for leading edge-procedures.
Our surgeons are able to perform many procedures using minimally invasive
techniques that offer the benefits of smaller incisions, less pain and
a faster recovery. This includes the daVinci® Surgical System on our
Brunswick Campus, which allows surgeons to perform complex procedures
through tiny incisions with greater precision, dexterity and control.
Your surgery may be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis depending
on the type of procedure and a variety of other factors including your
overall health. Many surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient
basis, allowing you to be discharged the same day and providing you with
the education and support you need to recover in the comfort of your own home.
COVID-19 Testing Requirement
All patients having surgery are required to have a COVID-19 test within
4 days of surgery. The test result must be negative to proceed with the
surgery or procedure. Any patient that refuses a test will not be permitted
to have their surgery or procedure performed as scheduled.
Surgery at the Brunswick Campus
Outpatient Surgery is located the second floor of the Outpatient Care Center,
which is connected to the main hospital. Works by local artists grace
the walls and comfortable private seating areas create a pleasant waiting
environment. Loved ones can access the beautiful outdoor courtyard while
they wait, and receive individual attention from our patient/family concierge.
Our main, inpatient surgical suite is also on the second floor a short
distance from the Outpatient Surgery Unit where 12 additional operating
room suites and a large perioperative area are available for neuro, general,
vascular, robotics, bariatrics, thoractic, GYN, urology and plastic surgeries.
Surgical Services at the Brunswick Campus also features:
- Seven private prep and recovery bays with the latest monitoring equipment,
as well as patient recliners and television sets for patient comfort and
- Five extra prep and recovery areas for those who may need a longer recovery
- Eight post anesthesia care bays with the latest monitoring equipment and
staffed by nurses with specialized training;
- Two procedure rooms for minor surgeries;
- Two endoscopy suites for inpatient and outpatient procedures.
Surgery at the Camden Campus
Offering a wide array of both inpatient and outpatient surgery, Surgical
Services is located on the first floor of the Camden Campus. It includes:
- Two modern, fully-equipped surgical suites with plans to expand to a third
suite during 2013 and the capability to expand to four suites in the future;
- 12 private patient rooms for surgical preparation and extended recovery
with either beds or recliners and televisions for patient comfort and
- Two endoscopy suites for performing colonoscopies and other gastroenterology
- Six post anesthesia bays with the latest monitoring equipment and staffed
by nurses with specialized training.
Our goal is to make you as comfortable and safe as possible before, during
and after surgery. Learn more about what to expect at
Preparing for Your Surgery.
Healthy Partners Articles
Training Surgeons for Rural Care
Healthy Partners, Winter 2021
J. Ben Pitt, M.D., often rises before the sun, walking from Nunnally House
to the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus to scrub in for
his first case of the day. The young surgeon-in training gains hands-on
experience under direct supervision from Vincent K. Arlauskas, M.D., thanks
to the Rural Surgery Initiative program. Dr. Pitt is the first surgeon
from the Medical College of Georgia to rotate through the surgical residency
program at the Health System.