Surgery services to meet your health care needs.

The SurgiCenter combines ECU Health’s high standard of care and expansive physician network in a convenient outpatient surgery center serving communities across eastern North Carolina. We perform thousands of procedures every year, serving a wide range of needs.

Learn more about the procedures we offer:

Allowing you to experience a painless procedure.

You will receive anesthesia for any procedure performed at the SurgiCenter. The specific type of anesthesia will be determined by your surgeon and the anesthesiologist. Anesthesia can be divided into four different types:

Local anesthesia
Your surgeon will provide you with light oral or intravenous sedation along with a local anesthetic to make the surgical site painless. You will be awake but drowsy during the procedure but have no pain with the procedure. Your recovery will be rapid with little or no lingering effects after you leave the facility.

Sedation or Monitored Anesthesia Care
With this type of anesthesia, you will receive an intravenous anesthetic agent provided by an anesthesia team. This anesthesia provides a much deeper type of sleep than local anesthesia with little chance of recall once the procedure has started. Your vital signs and breathing will be monitored by the anesthesia team during the procedure. The deep sleep is only required during the procedure and quickly wears off once the procedure is complete. You may be sleepy for a short time after your discharge, but you will quickly recover.

During this type of anesthesia, a specific part of your body will be put to sleep by an anesthesiologist. The most common type of regional anesthesia is a spinal block, but other types are possible. Patients who receive a regional anesthetic will also receive intravenous sedation to provide sleep during the actual procedure. Once the procedure is complete the sedation will be stopped. The local anesthesia will wear off while you are in the recovery room and be dissolved by the time you are discharged.

General anesthesia is the most common type of anesthesia provided. In general anesthesia you are put into a very deep sleep using intravenous medication and specialized anesthesia gasses provided by your anesthesia team. During general anesthesia, your vitals will be monitored by your anesthesia team. You will have no recall of the procedure once the anesthesia is given. Even though general anesthesia is short-lived, you may be sleepy for several hours after discharge from the facility.

Nerve Block
No matter the type of anesthesia you receive, your surgeon may ask the anesthesiologist to provide an injection or catheter to provide you with extended pain relief after you leave the facility. The specific nerve block and the effects that you can expect will be discussed with you on the day of your procedure.

Learn more about how anesthesia may affect your child and what to expect in the recovery room.

Helping those who need a little extra care.

Our mission is to provide a safe dental experience to those who encounter high anxiety at the dentist or have trouble completing an appointment due to their heightened sense of feeling afraid. We use medication, and general anesthesia when necessary, to help patients relax during dental procedures.

Dentistry procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Removal of teeth
  • Removal of cavities
  • Placement of crowns

We have ear, nose and throat specialists – called otolaryngologists – who provide comprehensive care to the head and neck.

The issues we treat vary – from persistent sinus headaches and balance problems to more complex problems like head and neck tumors and hearing loss. Most otolaryngologists perform head and neck surgery and are involved in the care of any patients with a surgical procedure performed in that region.

We treat patients of all ages and when needed, we call in specialists to help carry out your plan of care.

Ear, nose and throat procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Placement of ear tubes
  • Removal of tonsils & adenoids
  • Correction of deviated septum
  • Opening of blocked sinuses
  • Examination of throat with scope

Digestive tract issues don’t have to define you.

Your digestive system can be disrupted by issues associated with disease, diet and emotional stress. Some of these issues can be remedied with medicine and lifestyle changes, but others will require surgery to improve the function of your gastrointestinal tract.

Gastroenterology procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Any work performed for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, unless it’s in conjunction with another surgery

Regardless of the reason, we’re here to help.

General surgery, despite the name, is actually a surgical specialty. Our general surgeons are highly skilled and commonly operate on the abdominal region, but their focus is not absolute. Some even specialize in a type of surgery, such as treating cancer or burns.

General surgery procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Breast biopsy
  • Removal of cancerous breast or tumor

At ECU Health SurgiCenter, our team is your team.

Gynecological surgery refers to surgery on the female reproductive system, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Our physicians are trained in the latest minimally invasive techniques to help reduce pain, decrease procedure time and induce a faster recovery.

Gynecological procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Examination of uterus with scope
  • Removal of uterus, fallopian tubes & ovaries
  • Correction of bladder leakage

Eye care is important to your overall health.

Patients of all ages are referred to ECU Health SurgiCenter for treatment of their eye disorders and diseases. Regardless of your condition, your health care team will provide you with a plan of care prior to your procedure. With our experience and technology, we’re confident in our ability to treat complex and multiple eye problems.

Ophthalmology procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Removal of cataract with implant placement
  • Cornea transplant

Let’s get you back to doing the things you love.

Disorders and injuries of your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissues can be frustrating when they hinder your ability to do everyday tasks or simply slow you down. Our skilled surgeons can help.

Orthopedic surgeries performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Hip and/or knee replacement
  • Correction of broken bones in the arms, hands, legs and feet
  • Implantation and/or removal of hardware
  • Correction of carpal tunnel
  • Repair of shoulder tendons, ligaments and muscles
  • Repair of knee tendons, ligaments and muscles

Restore your sense of self – feel like you again

Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to restore function and normal appearance, and correct deformities created by birth defects, trauma or medical conditions including cancer. Typically, reconstructive surgery is considered medically necessary, which is how it differs from cosmetic plastic surgery.

Reconstructive plastic surgery procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Wound repair/skin grafting

Put your best foot forward – pun intended.

Although some foot problems are present at birth, most develop and become more painful as time goes on. These issues often require a surgical procedure to properly repair. We understand the importance of your feet and ability to get around, which is why our team is trained on minimally invasive techniques that can significantly reduce your recovery time.

Podiatry procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Bunion repair
  • Hammertoe repair
  • Removal of damaged tissue from wound

Urological problems can be painful and hard to discuss, but we’ve got your back.

Whether you’re dealing with bladder leakage or suffering through a kidney or bladder stone, our experts at ECU Health SurgiCenter can help you through it. We have surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive techniques which helps speed up recovery time and decreases your risk of infections.

Urology procedures performed at ECU Health SurgiCenter:

  • Kidney and bladder stone removal
  • Biopsy of bladder and prostate
  • Placement and/or removal of stent
  • Correction of bladder leakage