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Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Surgery Center Bringing Quality Care Close to Home

The Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Campus has a fully-staffed, state-of-the-art surgery center to meet the needs of the region we serve in the Junction City-Manhattan corridor. Surgeons, with assistance from the surgical care team, perform a variety of types of surgeries and procedures every week, from cataracts to tonsillectomies. Depending on the surgical need, we serve patients from youngsters to adults.

Meet Jacari, age 6. Jacari recently underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, more commonly labeled a T&A, at the Flint Hills Campus’ Surgery Center in Junction City. According to the National Library of Medicine, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures are performed over 500,000 times annually on children under the age of 15.

Jacari was brought to Stormont Vail’s Flint Hills Campus Surgery Center after his mother, Krista, noticed he was having chronic breathing and swallowing problems due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. For an active six-year-old like Jacari, being slowed down by anything, let alone health issues, was not popular. Fortunately, this surgery is available on an outpatient basis, meaning Jacari was able to have the surgery and go home the same day.

Are you or a loved one considering surgery? As a patient, there are many choices and options available. However, for Krista, having her son’s surgery at Stormont Vail Health Flint Hills Campus Surgery Center was the perfect choice.

“I’m a single mother of two, with a full-time job. Having the option to have my son’s surgery in the city I live and work in was a blessing. My child having surgery was stressful enough; I’m glad we didn’t have to travel and could do it here,” said Krista.

The surgery ended up being a great team effort all around. Jacari was brought back to the surgery center via a wagon, waving to all the Stormont Vail team members as he passed by. “The surgical staff was very good. They were very pleasant and put him to sleep before they did the IV. Between the nurses, the anesthesia team, and the surgery center, they took very good care of him,” says Krista. “He’s back to being his happy, energetic, and carefree self. I couldn’t ask for more!”

Taking care of patients is a medical system’s duty, but it’s also a privilege for us. At Stormont Vail Health, our experts work hard to make sure you and your loved ones receive excellent, quality care, close to home.

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