Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center

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Our highly skilled team of surgeons, nurses and technologists at Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center specialize in wide range of outpatient surgical procedures. Select the specialty of interest to view some of the more common surgeries performed in the center and a list of our providers in that specialty.


Our Anesthesia Team

Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists put you to "sleep" for surgical procedures. All of our anesthesiologists have special training in adult and pediatrics and are experienced in putting the patient and the family at ease. These anesthesiologists work with nurse anesthetists to provide a full range of services. All surgical cases performed at the surgery center use the services of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists under the supervision of anesthesiologists.

What is anesthesia?

During surgery, you or your child will be given some form of anesthesia - medication administered for the relief of pain and sensation during surgery. The type and dosage of anesthesia is administered by the anesthesiologist. When scheduled for surgery, you will meet with the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist before the procedure. The anesthesiologist will review you or your child's medical condition and history to plan the appropriate anesthetic for surgery.

What are the different types of anesthesia?

There are various forms of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you or your child will receive will depend on the type of surgery and you or your child's medical condition. Usually, an anesthesiologist will administer a sedative to make you or your child sleepy, in addition to the anesthetic. The different types of anesthesia include the following:

  • local anesthesia – local anesthesia is an anesthetic agent given to temporarily stop the sense of pain in a particular area of the body. A patient remains conscious during a local anesthetic. For minor surgery, a local anesthetic can be administered via injection to the site. However, when a large area needs to be numbed, or if a local anesthetic injection will not penetrate deep enough, physicians may use regional anesthetics.
  • retrobulbar block – injection of a local anesthetic into the retrobulbar space of the eye to anesthetize and immobilize the eye.
  • general anesthesia – general anesthesia is an anesthetic used to induce unconsciousness during surgery. The medication is either inhaled through a breathing mask or tube, or administered through an intravenous line (a thin plastic tube inserted into a vein, usually in the patient's forearm). A breathing tube may be inserted into the windpipe to maintain proper breathing during surgery.

Once the surgery is complete, the anesthesiologist stops the anesthetic, the medication wears off, and the patient gradually wakes up in the operating room. Complete recovery from anesthesia continues in the recovery room. Expect to be sleepy and to doze off often.

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Plastic surgery is defined as a specialty dedicated to the surgical repair of physical imperfections, which may be related to form and/or function. Here are some of the surgical procedures performed at the Center by expert surgeons:

  • Blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery – reshaping or lifting of the eyelids
  • Brow Lifts
  • Scar Revision
  • Wound Repair
  • Enucleation – Removal of Orbit (eye)

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Ophthalmology services offered at Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center encompass a complete range of eye care services for infants, children, adolescents and adults. Ophthalmologists provide care for common eye disorders of childhood as well as comprehensive intervention for adults and children with cancer, neuro-ophthalmic disorders, inherited and neonatal retinal disorders, anterior segment and glaucomatous diseases.

Drawing on the unique resources at Hamilton Eye Institute Surgery Center, our team includes ophthalmologists, subspecialty ophthalmologists, and other pediatric sub-specialists. These experienced specialists work collaboratively to comprise an eye care team that is unduplicated in the region.

The ophthalmology team provides for eye-related diseases and disorders including:

  • Motility and strabismus disorders
  • Glaucoma (including shunts) and cataracts
  • Cancer and tumors of the eyes, eyelids and orbits
  • Inherited and surgical diseases of the retina
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Laser surgery

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