As a not-for-profit hospital, Conway Regional Health System is committed to reinvesting in health care services that benefit the community. In 2012, we opened a new home for our surgical services department as well as expanded our obstetrics services. With this expansion, we have been able to address the needs of the growing community for today and for decades to come.
The new surgery department includes eight large operating rooms and houses some of the most advanced surgical equipment in Central Arkansas. The obstetrics addition increased the number of labor and delivery rooms at Conway Regional to 24. An additional eight rooms are helping the Women's Center staff accommodate almost 1,800 babies per year.
Our patients can count on Conway Regional to provide some of the most advanced surgical procedures in Central Arkansas, from heart surgery to minimally invasive procedures. You'll find Conway Regional's level of excellence and expertise in surgery compares favorably to what you might expect from a much larger, metropolitan-area facility.
Surgical specialties include:
- Cardiovascular surgery
- General surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Ophthalmology (eye)
- Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat)
- Thoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
Conway Regional has recently added some of the latest surgical technology to perform highly advanced procedures such as:
- da Vinci® S HD Robotic Surgical System for prostatectomy and hysterectomy
- Cryosurgery for prostate treatment
- Vein harvesting for cardiovascular surgery
- Image-guided nasal surgery
- Capsule monitoring
- High definition video equipment to provide our surgeons with the best view for minimally invasive procedures
Argon Plasma Coagulator for GI bleeds
The gastroenterology laboratory performs a wide variety of gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures including, but not limited to:
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
- Esophageal motility studies
Our trained staff utilizes advanced equipment and work closely with your physician to provide you with the comprehensive care you deserve.
Gastroenterology laboratory patients are admitted to a private area for pre-and post-operative consultations where your physician and the staff can speak with you and your family about your procedure. Only gastroenterology laboratory patients utilize the recovery area. Follow-up phone calls are standard after your return home.
The majority of all outpatient surgeries are covered by your medical insurance. Even with insurance coverage, a partial payment may be necessary when you arrive. This will help to fulfill your obligation to pay deductibles and co-payments. If you are not insured, financial arrangements must be made before surgery. Medical Center bills include your nursing care, use of the operating room, and our pre-operative and recovery facilities, items used during surgery, drugs, supply items you take home, and physical therapy when applicable.