Surgery

Surgeons at Indiana University Health are experienced with every type of surgery, including general surgery, trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery and transplant surgery.

At Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital, we have invested in the technology and training needed to provide the highest level of care in inpatient and outpatient surgery services. Our surgery team includes physicians and nurses with extensive surgical experience. We make every effort to ensure your stay is comfortable and pleasant, whether you are with us for a few hours or a few days.

We offer the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery and endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches. Minimally invasive surgery provides many benefits such as less pain, shorter recovery time and a faster return to daily activities.

Through our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, one of the largest medical schools in the country, we have access to training programs and advanced research that bring the latest surgical advancements straight to our patients.  

Prior to Surgery

The day before surgery, you may:

  • Receive a phone call from a nurse regarding your medical history
  • Want to ask any questions about your procedure
  • Need to provide information about your insurance coverage or bring insurance information with you on the day of surgery
  • Be required to have pre-operative testing, which can be performed at IU Health Tipton Hospital either on the day of your surgery or in advance

If you develop cold or flu symptoms prior to your surgery, contact your physician or call IU Health Tipton Hospital Monday – Friday, 5 am – 5 pm at 765.675.8570.

Day of Surgery

On the day of your surgery, you should:

  • Go directly to IU Health Tipton Surgery in the south lobby of the hospital
  • Arrive two hours prior to your scheduled surgery time, unless instructed otherwise by your physician or surgery staff
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight on the day of your surgery, unless directed by your surgeon
  • Bring your medicines with you to the hospital
  • Leave jewelry and valuables at home
  • Avoid wearing make-up, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails on the day of surgery
  • Arrive at the hospital wearing casual, loose-fitting clothing and then change to a gown and robe for your stay

Family members and friends can remain with you until just before the start of your surgery. After surgery and recovery, you will return to your original patient care area. We encourage you to have a member of your family with you in this area until you are ready to go home.