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Perioperative Nursing Services

Perioperative Surgery

The Perioperative (Surgical) Nursing Services units are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and 12 hours a day at UK Good Samaritan Hospital and the Center for Advanced Surgery. The endoscopy units at Chandler and Good Samaritan are staffed 12 and 10 hours per day, respectively.

  • The Perioperative Services Department operates in 51 operating rooms in multiple locations.
  • About 2,300 patients of all ages have surgery each month at UK HealthCare, including outpatient and inpatient procedures.
  • Perioperative Nursing Services consists of:
    • Center for Advanced Surgery (CAS)
    • Chandler major operating room (OR)
    • Good Samaritan Hospital operating rooms
    • Two endoscopy units with intake and recovery capacity
    • Two preoperative anesthesia clinics
    • 21 operating room suites
    • Three post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) recovery rooms
    • Three central sterile processing areas
    • A materials management supplies area
  • Facilities by Location

    Chandler Hospital campus:

    • 32 operating rooms and one procedure room
    • State-of-the-art operating suites with the most advanced robotic technology and specialty rooms for cardiac, neurology, urology, vascular, transplant and pediatrics

    Good Samaritan campus:

    • 11 operating rooms
    • Handles vast array of surgical cases

    Center for Advanced Surgery: 

    • Eight operating rooms
    • Provides expertise in the care of patients whose surgery can be performed in the ambulatory setting
  • Services

    The Perioperative Services Department is a cross-disciplinary department providing services in:

    • Otolaryngology
    • Gynecology
    • Orthopedics
    • Sports medicine
    • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
    • Oral/maxillofacial surgery
    • Pediatrics
    • Cardiothoracic
    • Vascular
    • Ophthalmology
    • Urology
    • Trauma
    • Podiatry
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • General surgery
    • Psychiatric
    • Heart, lung, kidney and liver transplant