Your Care Team
Get to know the multidisciplinary specialists who make up your Mary Greeley Medical Center surgical team.
You’ll be the focus of a team of providers who work together and communicate regularly, making sure the care you receive is right for your specific needs, even as they may change.
Types of Providers
Your dedicated care team will include a variety of different professionals. Rely on all our staff to provide you with the best possible experience.
Your surgeon leads a team of professionals, including nurses and technicians, who care for you during surgery. Trust your surgeon to follow effective, evidence-based best practices, so you can reach the best outcome possible and get back to your daily life as soon as possible.
Other Providers & Staff
Your primary care provider can refer you to your surgeon and coordinate the care you receive so it’s right for you, your health history, and preferences. Your care team may also include:
- Anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in preventing and relieving pain through medicine
- Dietitian, a nutrition expert who helps you choose the right foods to promote healing and manage any health conditions you may have
- Interpreter, a professional who provides language assistance if you or a loved one do not speak English or you communicate through American Sign Language (ASL)
- Nurses who specialize in wound care, pain management, and postoperative complication and infection prevention
- Nurses with intravenous (IV) training who use vein finder technology to more quickly and comfortably place the IV lines that deliver drugs during surgery
- Palliative care provider, a professional who helps improve quality of life through symptom relief and other services
- Pathologist, a scientist who examines samples of tissue in a laboratory
- Plastic or reconstructive surgeon, a doctor who helps improve the function or appearance of a body part
- Radiologist, a doctor who specializes in using imaging technology to guide a diagnosis or treatment
- Rehabilitation therapists, providers who work with you before and after surgery to improve your health, skills, and well-being
- Social workers, professionals who provide emotional support and connect you with resources
Dedicated Case Manager
If needed, a case manager may check in with you before and after your surgery and help you schedule any needed appointments. After your procedure, your case manager may recommend:
- Home health visits
- Home medical supplies
- Rehabilitation services, such as physical, occupational, and speech-and-language therapy
- Referrals to community resources
If you have an inpatient surgery (which means you stay in the hospital for at least one night), your case manager will meet you with daily in person. When you go home, your case manager will call you to check how you’re doing.
Sterile Processing Team
Learn about our highly trained Sterile Processing Department team, which makes sure all the surgical supplies used in the operating room are clean and safe for your procedure.
You & Your Family’s Role
You and your loved ones are the most important part of your care team. Depend on our staff for education and support you need to feel confident caring for yourself or your loved one after surgery.