Raulerson Hospital
We are a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of medical and surgical services. We have been serving the Okeechobee and surrounding communities for more than 30 years.

Surgical Services

Undergoing a surgical procedure can create significant anxiety for patients, but Raulerson Hospital takes every step to ensure that surgical procedures are easier on patients and produce the most favorable outcomes. Our surgical services feature many minimally-invasive procedures, a number of which are performed on an outpatient basis for more convenient, cost-effective care with shorter recovery times. Whether you need emergency surgery or you have scheduled surgery after extensive diagnostic care and planning, you can expect the highest level of attention from the skilled surgical staff at our hospital.

Surgical Procedures at Raulerson Hospital

At Raulerson Hospital, we provide surgical services in several distinct practice areas. You can get a closer look at the different types of surgery we perform in our Okeechobee facilities below.

  • Orthopedic surgery – Procedures like joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, and fracture repair can give patients newfound freedom with increased mobility and long-term pain relief.
  • General surgery – General surgery refers to any surgery of the abdominal organs, which may include procedures such as appendectomy (removal of the appendix), cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), or colon resection. Our appendectomy and cholecystectomy procedures are performed laparoscopically to reduce stress on the body during these emergency surgeries.
  • Urologic surgery – Patients struggling with incontinence may find effective treatment with our incontinence therapy surgery. This procedure includes the implantation of a device that functions like a pacemaker for the bladder to treat incontinence when other therapies have failed. Our urologic surgeons can also provide care for kidney stones with laser lithotripsy, which uses sound waves to break up kidney stones into small, easy-to-pass particles.
  • Cardiology – Patients who require care for heart rhythm disorders can find surgical treatment with the implantation of pacemakers or artificial implantable cardioverter defibrillators. These small devices help to control the heart beat to minimize potential complications from a failed heart rhythm such as stroke.

Diagnostic Surgical Planning

In addition to diagnostic imaging procedures with our accredited radiology department, patients may require pre-surgical care with endoscopy. During endoscopy, a special device is inserted into the throat to diagnose ulcers, sources of internal bleeding, or certain cancers. With this type of diagnostic care, patients can expect the best possible outcomes in their surgery.

If you are seeking surgical care near Okeechobee, look no further than Raulerson Hospital. You can reach us for physician referrals and answers to your healthcare questions at (863) 763-9228. Our nurses are available around the clock to answer your call and provide you with the resources you need to manage your care.