Expert Surgical Care Close to Home
There are many surgical procedures locally available at Pioneers through partnerships with specialty physicians around the Western Slope. Surgical treatment and consultations are available for medical conditions involving the:
- liver and pancreas
Several board-certified, well-respected physicians visit Pioneers regularly to provide specialty medical care, including:
- Dr. Gerard Tomasso, M.D., F.A.C.P., a gastroenterologist who performs endoscopic procedures at Pioneers.
- Dr. Kevin Borchard, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
- Dr. Dan Ward, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
- Dr. Clay Pendelton, M.D., Urologist
- Russell Stagg, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Pain Management
Some of the most common procedures include epidural steroid injections (ESI), esophagastroduodenoscopies (EGD), colonoscopies, EGD with dilation, total joint replacement, total joint revision, carpal tunnel release, shoulder and knee arthroscopies, cyst removal, bone fractures, transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT), transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP),bladder sling, vasectomies, and hydrocelectomies . The anesthetic options for such procedures include general anesthesia, regional blocks, local anesthetic, monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and conscious sedation. Many of the surgeries at Pioneers are performed on an outpatient basis, which means patients may return home that same day once they have fully recovered from the anesthetic.
When our certified nurse anesthetist, Russell Stagg, is not busy performing anesthesia for our surgical patients, he is focusing on pain management. Russell performs numerous types of pain injections including epidural steroid injections (ESI) for lower back pain, trigger point injections, brachial plexus, and interscalene blocks. Russell also is certified to place Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) for patients requiring extended pharmacological treatment.
When choosing to have surgery or medical procedures at Pioneers, you and your loved ones can count on the highest standards of patient care. PMC has state-of-the-art endoscopy tools and arthroscopic equipment used for minimally invasive surgery. A C-arm is available for x-ray use during surgery. Pioneers delivers the most appropriate technology and meets national requirements to ensure consistent precautions are maintained to maximize each patient’s safety. These are the same quality standards of care provided at hospitals in larger cities.
Surgical care and same-day recovery at Pioneers allows you to experience the best care without unnecessary travel, time lost from work or family, added expenses and other inconveniences. Our doctors, caregivers and staff are focused on providing skilled, collaborative care, so families can rely on Pioneers as a trusted medical home.