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Surgical Center of Elizabethtown
108 Financial Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 (270) 737-5200
Fax: (270) 765-5362

Welcome to the Surgical Center of Elizabethtown (SCE). The Medical Staff, along with our employees area dedicated to the highest standards of out-patient surgery and take great pride in complete patient satisfaction.  We provide multiple types of out-patient surgery including, dental, Endoscopic, General Surgery, Gastroenterology (GI), Gynecology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Plastic and Reconstructive, Pain Management, Podiatry, and Urology.

SCE did our first procedure in November 1983. Since that time we have treated more than 60,000 patients and completed approximately 100,000 surgeries. December 2004 the facility was relocated from it’s original location on Westport Road to it’s current location at 108 Financial Drive directly off of Ring Road. The relocation gave SCE the opportunity to further enhance the services that could be offered to the community in an even more convenient setting. In November 2012 Hardin Memorial Hospital purchased the Center and now we are an extension of Hardin Memorial Hospital Services.

Before Your Surgery
The staff of the Surgical Center of Elizabethtown is pleased that you and your physician have selected our facility for your surgery or procedure. You are a valued guest; we will endeavor to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

As we want all aspects of your surgery to go as smoothly as possible, please use this section for instructions on how to prepare for and for what to expect after surgery.

What you need to know for the Day of Surgery:
Check-in – When you arrive at our center we ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal information, insurance information and gain escort access .

Following Admission – After checking in with registration, you will be brought to the pre-operative area where the nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery. Your family can visit with you after the preparation is complete . An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions. At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room. During surgery your adult companion will stay in a waiting area and will rejoin you in the Phase II recovery area after your surgery.

After Surgery
Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged one to five hours after surgery. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.

Post Care – You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. A nurse from our center will call you after your surgery to check on your recovery.

TransportationDO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home. An adult companion MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

Special Care For Children
We give children the extra care they need in an unfamiliar setting. Please feel free to visit the center with your child prior to the day of surgery. This can sometimes help decrease the childs' pre-surgical anxiety.

Please refer to the Before Your Surgery and Day of Surgery for further tips, as well as the guidelines on this page for children. Following these instructions may prevent delays or cancellation of the surgery.

  • Drink - Children may have clear liquids up to four hours before arrival. This includes water, apple juice, soft drinks and Kool-Aid. No milk or orange juice.
  • Food – Children must not eat anything for six hours before their arrival. Please do not allow them to chew gum, suck on candy or swallow toothpaste before surgery.
  • Parental Care - We require at least one parent to remain in the center during the surgery and recovery. Please do not bring other young children along.
  • Personal Comforts - Please bring your child’s favorite blanket, stuffed animal or toy for added security.
  • After Surgery - You will be able to be with your child as soon as he/she is awake and medically safe for transfer after recovery.

Special Care For Special Needs Adults
We understand that loved ones who depend upon others for daily living require special attention. Besides the guidelines in the Before My Surgery and Day of Surgery, the following tips, will help make care for these adults easier:
  • Consent - The legal guardian needs to sign the consent for surgery and anesthesia on or before the day of surgery.
  • For Admission - Please bring the patient’s recent health history and medication information. Be certain to follow the food and drink rules in the Before My Surgery section.
  • Personal Attendant - As with other patients, special needs patients require a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult to remain at the center from admission through recovery. A personal attendant will be required to stay with the patient for 24 hours after discharge.

Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
Contact HMH