Extra Safety Measures for Your Protection
We’re employing the following safety measures and protocols to ensure you and your loved ones feel confident, protected and safe in our facilities.
Universal Mask Use
Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, and have the personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks for all patients, visitors and team members at our facilities.
Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked upon arrival. Every facility. Every time.
Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.
Take comfort knowing your safety is our priority. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.
Enhanced Sanitation Measures
If you’ve visited our facilities in the past, you know that cleanliness has always been one of our top priorities. But now we’re taking extraordinary new steps to ensure thorough, frequent and ongoing sanitation measures are happening around the clock.
Expert Teams for Urgent and Elective Surgery
You want to keep living the vibrant life you love. When that requires surgery, know that you’ve got an expert team of surgical care specialists by your side. With hospitals in Killeen and Lampasas, AdventHealth, formerly Metroplex Health System, is passionate about providing whole-person care — which means that we're dedicated to your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. We combine this comprehensive approach to your care with some of the most-advanced Surgical Care options available. Our Ambulatory Surgery Center gives you access to the latest surgical technologies and minimally invasive techniques in a modern outpatient setting. Whether your procedure is an urgent or elective one, you’ll receive expert care delivered with compassion.
Care for All Your Surgical Needs
- Leading-Edge Options for Your Comprehensive Surgical Care
You can approach your surgery with comfort and confidence. At our connected AdventHealth hospitals in Killeen and Lampasas, formerly Metroplex Health System, you have a team of surgical experts on-call to deliver advanced surgical care and compassionate support. Let us be your guide back to the active life you enjoy. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive surgeries that reduce pain and recovery time. But if a more conventional approach is the best option, we have the surgeons to handle that, too. Regardless of which approach is right for you, our talented surgeons and specialists offer a range of advanced surgical care options, including:
Endometrial Ablations – Use radio frequencies to cease excessive uterine bleeding. Our minimally invasive approach means you can return home the same day as your surgery and heal in a matter of days. This makes endometrial ablation a preferable alternative to a hysterectomy, which generally requires up to six weeks of healing time.
GreenLight PVP Laser Procedures – Are a safer, more effective alternative to conventional treatment for enlargement of the prostate. In this procedure, we perform photoselective vaporization of the prostate to provide quick relief from urinary symptoms. GreenLight combines the best elements of conventional methods like TURP and heat treatments, but uses a minimally invasive approach, which allows you to return home just a few hours after the procedure and return to your normal activities within days.
Kyphoplastic and Vertebroplastic Procedures – Stabilize spinal fractures and reduce back pain. Studies show that these procedures can significantly improve your mobility and quality of life. Our kyphoplastic and vertebroplastic procedures usually take about an hour, and you'll likely be able to return home the same day or the next morning.
Single-Site Laparoscopic Procedures – Rely on one point of entry, allowing us to operate through only a small incision. For you, that means less scarring and a faster recovery time.
Your goal is to reclaim your active life. That's our goal for you, too. Turn to us for the comprehensive surgical care you need.
- Multiple Surgical Specialties. Working As One.
You wouldn't make an appointment to see a gastroenterologist if you needed relieve from a toothache. Specialized care requires the right specialist. Throughout our network of care, you'll have access to a leading team of skilled professionals, all committed to providing comprehensive Surgical Care. Our surgical specialists are trained in these areas, and more:
- Ear, Nose and Throat
From the moment you enter our care, your team will be ready to answer your questions and address your concerns. We work hard to provide you with the advanced Surgical Care are and peace of mind you deserve.
- A Comfortable Environment Created for Optimal Surgical Care
Your life is like a novel, full of ups and down, successes and setbacks, trials and tribulations. When surgery becomes part of your story, we’re here to help you approach it with a calm mind and relaxed spirit. At AdventHealth, everything we do is with your comfort in mind. We work hard to create a relaxing environment to make your surgery as convenient and worry-free as possible. Our expert teams tend to the details, like making sure you get the rest and emotional support you need for recovery. Whenever you need them, our pastoral and social services teams are always available to provide comfort and guidance.
Because clear communication is key for any successful recovery, interpreters and sign-language experts are available to assist you. Your family and loved ones are taken care of, too, with access to a comfortable lounge area and a selection of delicious meals at our onsite cafeteria.
When it’s time for you to return to home, we carefully go over your next steps and answer any questions you have. We’re proud to help you through this stage with compassionate care designed to bring you to whole-person wellness — today and for years to come.
Dr. Daniel McLaughlin, General Surgery
Surgery can be a scary thing – but at AdventHealth we are with you every step of the way. Your surgical care team will help you understand your plan of care so that you can focus on what matters – get back to your best life.
Better Care. Constant Support.
Our multidisciplinary care team will be here for you before, during, and after your procedure. And we’ll do whatever we can to support your recovery, including connecting you with the community resources, local support groups, and wellness programs that can help you continue to feel better long after you leave our surgery center. At AdventHealth, we do more than just help heal your body; we also aim to ease your mind, lift your spirit, and get you back to whole health as soon as possible.