ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital offers a wide array of surgical services, close to home. Our expert staff and state-of-the-art facilities are here to serve you when the need for surgery arises.
From procedures planned in advance - to the unexpected, we provide skilled and compassionate care for our local communities.
- General surgery (various procedures)
- Orthopaedic and spine surgery
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Pain management procedures
- Vascular surgery
And because we’re a Level III Trauma Center, we have general surgeons on-call 24/7 for emergencies.
Should you need more advanced care, ProMedica is well connected for even more surgical options.
Learn more about surgery at ProMedica.
Questions? Call us at 419-783-6944 to learn more.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient
Many of our surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning you’ll go home the same day. We also provide a variety of inpatient surgeries, those procedures that require at least one night’s stay in the hospital to recover.
Swing/Rehab Bed Program
For those recovering from a major surgery and could benefit from short-term skilled nursing and rehab for their safety before going home, our swing bed program might be right for you. It’s called a swing bed since a patient’s care “swings” from traditional hospital care to skilled nursing care. The program offers patients who would require traveling for skilled nursing after discharge, the chance to remain at Defiance Regional Hospital to rehab and regain strength with our team of hospital experts and Total Rehab professionals until they are ready to go home. Call 419-783-6955 ext. 5226 to learn more.
Find out more about swing beds.
da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
Innovative Robotic Technology
The minimally invasive surgical procedures performed with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is a significant investment in safe, quality patient care at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System combines the effectiveness of the traditional - or open surgery - with the benefits of minimally invasive procedures. ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital has taken great steps to make sure this technology is the right fit for the surgeons, the operating room staff and most of all - the patients.
- Smaller incisions
- Less discomfort
- Less scarring
- Lower risk of infection and post-surgical complications
- Shorter hospital admissions
- Faster return to daily routine
- Very good clinical outcomes
- Greater overall satisfaction with the surgical experience
It is a Great Advancement
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is an advancement in surgical technique and patient care, providing the surgeon with the three-dimensional vision of the surgical site, precise movement and some force feedback sensation of the surgical field.
A da Vinci case involves the surgeon seated at a console with a full view of the surgical site. The 'robot' is positioned over the patient and instrumentation is put in place. The surgeon controls every aspect of the procedure in real time and in full vision.
The unit is not pre-programmed, nor is it able to move by itself. Each motion of the robotic arms connected to the surgical table is directed by the surgeon. The EndoWrist® enables the robotic arms to convert every hand movement made by the surgeon into precise, miniature movements of the da Vinci instruments.