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Orthopedic Services

Walker Baptist boasts a nationally rated Orthopedic Unit, with all private rooms, designated to care for and begin rehabilitation for orthopedic surgical patients. The specially trained physicians and nursing staff caring for patients on the orthopedic unit are among the top five percent nationally in joint replacements and overall orthopedic care according to HealthGrades.

A team of four orthopedic surgeons perform over 1500 cases a year in all specialties of orthopedics from sports injuries to joint replacements to spinal cases.

Surgical Services

Walker Baptist provides state-of-the-art surgery services at a rate of approximately 6800 patients a year. A highly trained team of physicians, anesthesiologists, anesthetists, registered nurses and operating room technologists staffs eight operating rooms.

 

Walker Baptist provides general surgery, plus other surgical specialties including gynecology; ear, nose and throat; eye; plastic; orthopedic; oncology; urological; thoracic and neurological surgery. The Surgery department provides the latest in laser and laparoscopic procedures and offers convenient one-day surgery, with a wide range of technology and care to patients who do not need an overnight stay in the hospital. Advanced diagnostic services, and Endoscopy Center and a Pain Center supplement surgical care at Walker Baptist.

The One-Day Surgery unit is located on the second floor with easy access from outside parking; the facility offers skilled surgeons, and a friendly, experienced staff. The family-type atmosphere does its best to make patients' families feel as comfortable as possible during the time they are at the hospital.

The 20-bed unit operates Monday through Friday, allowing staff members to have the opportunity to meet a lot of people. They also have a set schedule each week without taking call or working weekends or holidays.

The Endoscopy Center offers three procedure rooms providing the latest in outpatient diagnostic procedures. A team of physicians, anesthesiologists, anesthetists and registered nurses operating room technologists perform procedures such as EGD's, colonoscopies, bronchoscopes, as well as specialized procedures.

Occupational Therapy

The goal of occupational therapy is to return the patient to a more independent lifestyle following an accident, illness or surgery.  Occupational therapy offers a program developed for individual patient needs.  This may include self-care, activities, of daily living, feeding, grooming, toileting, and homemaking skills.  Occupational therapy includes perceptual and coordination training, hand splinting, and providing adaptive equipment. 

Occupational therapy includes: 

  • Fine and gross motor control development
  • Upper extremity strengthening
  • Sensation improvement (relearning tactile skills)
  • Self-help aids:  training in the use of simple equipment, such as large-handled spoons
  • Cognitive training:  redevelopment of simple reasoning and sequencing ability
  • Upper extremity splinting
  • Work Conditioning/Functional Capacity Evaluations

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy improves mobility, function, and independence.  At Walker Baptist, these are goals included in individually designed programs for patients of all ages and diagnosis.  Physical Therapists can have a dramatic and positive impact on the quality of life for an individual.

Physical therapy includes:

  • Therapeutic exercise for strength and mobility training
  • Gait training, balance, endurance
  • Mobilization of restricted joints, muscles
  • Pain management, acute and chronic
  • Prosthetic training/neuromuscular re-education
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