11/19/21 Update: Postponing some elective surgeries
Due to an increase in COVID-19 positive patients at the hospital, staffing levels, and bed constraints, Cheshire will be postponing elective surgeries that require hospital inpatient admission after surgery as of Friday, 11/19/21, until further notice.
Ambulatory/same-day surgeries that do not require hospital admission, and all urgent and emergent surgeries, will continue.
Hospital officials are evaluating this situation daily.
Cheshire Medical Center’s surgical teams are committed to providing you with the safest, most comprehensive and compassionate care available in a comfortable environment, close to home. We help you or your loved one understand and prepare for procedures in the most caring and compassionate way possible. Your primary care team works closely with us to coordinate your care, making sure you have everything you need to follow your plan of care for a good recovery.
Surgical specialties at Cheshire Medical Center
Cheshire offers a range of surgical specialties and provides a wide scope of surgical services, including inpatient, outpatient, day surgery, and minimally invasive procedures.
Your care plan at Cheshire may include surgical services offered by the following departments:
- General surgery
- Urology or Urogynecology
- Women's health (Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Surgical care that expands if you need it
As Cheshire is a member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Health (D-HH) system, your care team also has access to highly-specialized surgeons at other D-HH locations, should you need them. With shared medical records and close collaboration, your whole team stays on the same page so you get the best care.
Your personalized plan of care
No two patients are alike, so every surgical care plan is personalized. Your team considers your history, goals, and needs, as well is your condition and recovery plan, offering compassionate, comprehensive care.
Your team works with you at every turn so you always know what to expect. We also work closely with your primary care team, who makes sure all of your care is coordinated—even through your recovery at home. Together, we design your personalized care plan and walk you through what to expect before your surgery.
Preparing for surgery
Pre-surgical providers and highly skilled nursing staff make sure you are ready for your procedure. When you are well prepared, you improve your chances of a positive experience and recovery. We give you a thorough medical assessment, which may include some tests. We also coordinate closely with your primary care provider and other specialists, as needed.
It’s important to understand how to get ready for your surgery to ensure that everything goes smoothly. We offer guidance, support, and education about your surgery. We want to answer every question you have—no matter how small.
The day of surgery
Your care team lets you know exactly what you need to do on the day of your surgery. From the moment you arrive to your follow up care, our team never stops caring for you. During the procedure, our experienced anesthesia staff monitors you, while our entire surgical team works together to ensure a safe and optimal outcome.
Our Post Anesthesia Care Unit features state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and highly skilled nursing staff, who care for you if you need to stay at Cheshire before returning home. Learn more about Hospital Medicine and Inpatient Care.
After your procedure, your care includes pain management, comfort measures, and post-op teaching with written and verbal discharge instructions. When you go home, we follow up with a phone call to make certain all your questions are answered and you are recovering as expected. Your primary care team’s care coordinator helps guide your transition home, so you can follow your care plan for a good recovery.