Providing the Expertise You Expect
We perform a wide range of procedures, surgical therapies and leading-edge techniques, such as robotic surgery, rapid recovery joint replacement and minimally invasive as well as open-heart surgery on patients throughout Waterloo and the Cedar Valley area.
We're a Top 100 Hospital because we strive to give our patients the highest level of surgical care — the healthcare we'd like our loved ones to receive. It's no wonder Allen is known as the best surgery center in Waterloo, caring for more surgery patients than any other area hospital.
Exceptional Surgical Care in an Environment Dedicated to Comfort, Safety and Respect
We know that the idea of surgery and recovery can sometimes cause a lot of anxiety, but know that your Allen team is here to relieve your fears and provide support and compassion to you and your family every step of the way. We are dedicated to making your surgical experience a successful one and we will try to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.
Before surgery you'll meet with your doctor, discuss risks and benefits, pre-register and complete necessary tests and procedures. It is important that you get answers to all of your questions. Don't hesitate to ask your physician or the Allen Hospital staff any question you may have.
Our surgeons are highly trained across multiple disciplines, allowing us to perform surgeries ranging from the most microscopic and delicate procedures to those routinely done on an outpatient basis.
At Allen Hospital, we stay on top of all the newest advancements in surgical procedures with one goal in mind - your improved health and the professional quality in which we provide it to you. Allen Hospital invests in the continuing education of our staff, which provides the surgical team the latest advances in surgical treatments and equipment, and helps to ensure quality patient care.
Innovative Surgical Suite
Our surgical facilities have been fully updated and feature leading-edge technology and integrated information technology systems. The nine state-of-the-art surgical rooms have moveable ceiling booms that hold equipment that would normally be placed on the floor which reduces clutter in the rooms. The ceiling booms also contain electric power, medical gases and information cabling to create an integrated suite that contributes to the room's performance and operational efficiency.
Operating like a high tech command center, our operating rooms are equipped with digital imaging equipment and three flat-screen monitors suspended from the ceiling and one 42-inch monitor hung on the wall. Through a high-technology switching station, nurses access real-time images from endoscopic cameras, as well as stored digital images of x-rays, MRI and CT scans and can send the images to the screens located around the surgical table to meet the precise needs of the patient and surgeon.
The surgical suite has a sterile core providing a central storage environment keeping supplies and equipment within easy reach of staff. Patients are moved to and from the operating rooms through a separate corridor.
Our pre-surgery and post-operative rooms have also been updated and are all private rooms for the comfort of patients and their family members.
Do I need a referral to see a surgeon?
It's always best to start with your family physician and let him/her make that decision. If your family physician feels you would benefit from seeing a surgeon, he/she will refer you. The surgeon will then decide whether or not your condition would improve with a surgical procedure. If you agree with the surgeon that a surgical procedure is needed, the surgeon's office staff will contact our surgery scheduling department to schedule your procedure.