Colon Surgery Outcomes at Phoebe Sumter

Colon Surgery Outcomes

About the procedure: Colon surgery is surgery done on the large intestine.

Understanding the data: There were zero infections out of the 42 colon surgeries in 2018 and Phoebe Sumter’s outcomes were below the expected rate for this procedure.

How we’re improving outcomes: We have implemented tactics to minimize infection both from the facility and patient perspective. We have added state-of-the-art testing equipment to our operating rooms to increase cleaning effectiveness, of operating room surfaces and equipment. Our surgical team administers antibiotics before surgery and uses monitoring equipment to ensure that body temperatures remain normal during surgery. These measures have been shown to reduce the risk of infection.

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