The Right Care Is Right Here

Bay Area Hospital is the Oregon Coast’s foremost center of surgical expertise.  Our specialized programs offer a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and treating patient conditions, providing the most innovative and outstanding care for our patients.

Our surgeons are at the technological forefront of surgical care, employing minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, endoscopy, and arthroscopy.  Bay Area Hospital’s acquisition of the da Vinci® Si HD Robotic Surgery System in 2013 gives surgeons access to state-of-the-art technology, offering the precision and range of motion available only with robotic-assisted surgery.  This exciting technology puts our surgeons on the leading edge of minimally invasive surgery.

You're in Good Hands

The physicians, nurses and technologists working in the OR emphasize teamwork, with a shared goal of ensuring your safety and comfort. We put the patient at the center of care.

The surgeons at Bay Area Hospital offer expertise in a wide variety of surgical disciplines, including thoracic surgery, urology, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, bariatrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and reconstructive plastic surgery.  Many are assistant clinical professors at Oregon Health & Science University and fellows of the American College of Surgeons.  The surgeons are assisted by a highly qualified team of nurses and scrub technicians, as well as the South Coast’s only physician-led anesthesia staff.

In addition to holding Oregon nursing licenses, our nurses undergo specialty training for the Operating Room.  Bay Area Hospital provides an advanced training program for surgical nurses – an intensive six-month course to strengthen the skills learned in nursing school.  Many of our nurses are nationally certified in surgical nursing.

Our well-qualified scrub technicians are trained to directly assist surgeons at the operating table, many with additional certification by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

What To Expect

With seven operating rooms and two-dozen qualified surgeons, Bay Area Hospital performs thousands of surgeries each year.  Yet when you’re in our care, you’re the unrivaled center of attention.  Your safety, comfort, and healing are your surgical team’s primary mission.

Caring for you starts long before you arrive in the Operating Room.  If you’re not already an inpatient, you’ll check in at our Short Stay Unit, where you’ll change to a hospital gown as our team begins preparations.  A nurse will hook up an intravenous tube, and your anesthesia provider will confirm your anesthetic plan and consent.

If you’ve already been at the hospital overnight, the process is slightly different.  You’ll be wheeled to a pre-operative waiting area, where a nurse will look after your comfort.  Your surgeon may visit, and your anesthesia provider will stop by to verify your anesthetic plan and consent.

Safety and comfort

Our anesthesia team is led by board-certified anesthesiologists, who supervise and work alongside nationally certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).  This diverse team of professionals
ensures a high standard of patient safety. 

Keeping you safe and comfortable is your surgical team’s uppermost concern.  Before you’re given anesthesia, you’ll participate in our “safety time-out,” to verify your name, birth date, and procedure, as well as any allergies that might affect your care.  After you receive your anesthetic, the team holds a second time-out, once again verifying key details to ensure your safety.

Throughout the surgical procedure, the team follows rigorous procedures to protect you from surgical errors and infections.


You’ll regain consciousness in our PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit, also known as the Recovery Room).  The PACU nurses, specially trained to care for post-surgical patients, will monitor you until you’re ready to return to your room.

Robotic Surgery

Bay Area Hospital’s da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgery System puts your surgeon’s hands on the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.  This exciting technology provides surgeons with a minimally invasive alternative to traditional “open” surgery or conventional laparoscopy.
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