Surgical options growing in Hays County

By Sahar Chmais

Hays County’s rapid growth continues to bring in more amenities for its residents, and this time the expansion is happening in operating rooms. Ascension Seton Hays will be adding in two operating rooms to better serve residents undergoing complicated surgical procedures.

“We are excited to expand our surgical services with the addition of two new ORs,” said Joan Ross, chief operating officer at Ascension Seton Hays. “We continue to add to our advanced tools and sophisticated devices in our OR suites which help surgeons perform complex procedures for patients in Hays County and beyond. As the community grows, Ascension Seton Hays will continue to expand, offering quality care, close to home.”

These operating rooms will support complicated cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, plastic, neurological surgical care and more. Additionally, they will feature advanced, built-in technology to expand surgical procedures with minimally-invasive robotics applications.

Robotically-enabled surgeries include gynecological, breast surgery and more options.

The hospital recently launched a bariatrics and digestive health program, which will be supported by the new operating rooms.

The operating rooms are expected to open in the Fall of 2021.

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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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