Trust, Knowledge and Experience
When surgery is the best choice for your health, Capital Surgical Clinic offers the leading-edge training and expertise both you and your doctor can trust in the Greater Frankfurt, KY area. Since the early 70s, our board-certified surgical specialists have helped thousands of people get better through use of the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments. And we can help you, too.
Advanced surgical care for:
- Colon cancer & diverticular disease
- Inguinal & incisional hernia
- Gallbladder disorders
- Vascular problems
- Breast disease & cancer
- Thyroid & parathyroid problems
- Lung masses, nodules & cancer
- Skin cancer/melanoma
- Tumors, nodules & masses
Major Surgery, Minor Incisions
As part of their pursuit of excellence, our surgical specialists strive to provide a high degree of competence for any general surgery need you may have. This includes offering advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures performed with a fiberoptic videoscope and other small instruments for gallbladder disease, appendectomy, hernia repair and colon resection for cancers or chronic diverticular disease. Laparoscopic surgery offers you many benefits over traditional surgery. Laparoscopy allows patients to have decreased pain, smaller scars, shorter (less expensive) hospital stays and a quicker return to their everyday lives.
State-of-the-Art Care that Doesn’t Treat You Like a Number
At Capital Surgical Clinic, our care is always personalized to your situation. Our board-certified surgical specialists believe “caring” is an important part of any medical care. That’s why they will spend ample time to get to know you, educate you on your condition, understand your needs, listen to your concerns and ensure that your care is both effective and appropriate. They’ll treat you with compassion and consideration and at a comfortable pace that isn’t rushed.
Collaborating with Your Doctor.
Over 95% of our patients have been recommended to our care through doctor referral. Over the years, our surgical specialists have handled thousands of referrals from many different kinds of doctors... and earned their trust in the process. That’s because our surgical specialists work with your doctor to keep you healthy.
Our surgical specialists are very accessible and respond quickly to your doctor’s inquiries. They also keep him or her informed about your case with timely reports – from consultation to surgical outcome – because they know your doctor is the guardian of your good health.
Do yourself a big favor and always take surgical preparation very seriously. For the best results and safest outcomes, be sure to review and follow this pre-surgery checklist:
- Preoperative preparation can include blood work, medical evaluation, chest X-ray and an EKG, depending on your age and medical condition.
- After your surgical specialist reviews with you the potential risks and benefits of the operation, you will need to provide written consent for surgery.
- Blood transfusion and/or blood products may be needed, depending on your condition.
- It is recommended that you shower the night before or morning of the operation.
- The rectum and colon must be completely empty before colonoscopy or colon surgery. Usually, patients must drink a special cleansing solution. You may be on clear liquids, laxatives and enemas prior to the operation.
- Your surgical specialist or his staff will give you instructions regarding the cleansing routine to be used.
- Follow your surgical specialist’s instructions carefully. If you are unable to take the preparation or the antibiotics, contact your surgical specialist.
- After midnight the night before the operation, you should not eat or drink anything except medications that your surgical specialist has told you are permissible to take with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
- Drugs such as aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications (arthritis medications) and vitamin E will need to be stopped temporarily for several days to a week prior to surgery.
- Diet medication or St. John’s wort should not be used for two weeks prior to surgery.
- Quit smoking and arrange for any help you may need at home.
If you do not properly complete the above preparations, it may be unsafe to undergo the surgery and it may have to be rescheduled.