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Babka Surgery Suites

Babka Surgery Center

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital's Babka Surgery Center houses all of services provided by the surgery department. The entire surgery center is arranged to facilitate the efficient, comfortable and private flow of patients through pre- and post-operative phases of their surgical procedures. Private rooms in the Babka Outpatient Center, each equipped with their own television and private bathroom, are designed for patients requiring brief stays for minor procedures. 

The Babka Surgery Center is part of the Grandview Expansion project, meaning brand new,  state-of-the-art operating suites feature the latest in technology.

Pre-Admission Testing

Pre-admission testing is an important step before any surgical procedure. The nurse will review your doctor's orders, lab test, x-rays and complete a full health history. Pre-admission testing is also a time to get any of your questions answered before surgery. 

Babka Outpatient Center

The Babka Outpatient Center is where you start your surgical experience by being prepped for surgery. Learn more about the Babka Outpatient Center here. 

Operating Suites

There are eight brand new, state-of-the-art operating suites. These consist of eight general operating rooms and two special procedure rooms, located on the hospital's second floor. Within the suites, your surgical team may include RNs, certified OR techs, anesthesia personnel, patient centered care techs and other support staff. The OR care team will work directly with the surgeon to provide you with your surgical care. 

Babka Waiting Area

Family members are invited to wait in the surgical waiting area, located adjacent to the Babka Outpatient Center. A computer board in the waiting area tracks each patient through the surgical process with a case number and color-coded system. Pagers are available to assist with notification of progress if desired. 

New Family Waiting Area

As part of what is considered Phase II of the Grandview Expansion project, an enlarged family waiting has opened to enhance your comfort and convenience. This means more quiet seating options for you to choose from while you wait for your loved one, two new consultation rooms that can accommodate 6-8 family members at a time, and more.

Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

The post anesthesia care unit (PACU), also known as the recovery room, is a critical care area where patients receiving anesthesia are transferred after surgery. Patients are monitored with one-on-one care and post-op nursing care is given, including pain control. 

After Surgery

Same day surgery patients will return to the Babka Outpatient Center for additional recovery time and discharge instructions from a nurse. Patients who will be staying in the hospital after surgery will be transferred to a nursing unit to continue the recovery process.