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World-Class Surgical Services Close to Home


Lafayette, CO - Whether planned or unexpected, undergoing surgery is a major event. And as a patient, you deserve the very best. At SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center, highly trained surgeons and clinical staff offer a wide range of surgical services. Their primary focus? You.

“At Good Samaritan Medical Center, our experience, expertise and surgical outcomes are top-notch. But what really sets us apart is that we truly care about our patients,” explains Nanci Royal, RN, MSN, Director of Perioperative Services for Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We have a seasoned, cohesive surgical team that works together in big ways and small to provide our patients exceptional care.”

Comprehensive Surgical Care

As a Level II trauma center, Good Samaritan Medical Center offers a team of trauma and specialty surgeons who provide lifesaving treatment for critical injuries around the clock.

Specialty surgeons and clinical staff also provide treatment for a broad range of conditions. Our expert surgical team offers comprehensive services in more than a dozen specialties, including:

  • Colorectal
  • Ear/nose/throat (ENT)
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

Each surgical team at Good Samaritan Medical Center is committed to providing advanced care that follows best practices and the highest quality standards. Whether for general or specialized surgery, our team uses the latest techniques and technologies to help you get back home as soon as possible. Two of the many specialties that we provide exceptional surgical care in include neurosurgery and orthopedics.

Saving Lives with Neurosurgery

When someone experiences neurological trauma, receiving treatment within the first hour can mean the difference between life and death. At Good Samaritan Medical Center, experienced neurosurgeons are available 24/7 to treat trauma victims.

“When it comes to neurosurgical treatment for trauma patients, no other medical center in the state offers more than Good Samaritan,” explains Kara Beasley, MD, neurosurgeon at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “Having access to lifesaving, world-class neurosurgical care close to home is a tremendous benefit to the community.”

In addition to treatment of trauma patients, neurosurgeons at Good Samaritan offer a host of services for patients with other neurological conditions—from severe neck and back pain to degenerative disease and cancer. They also provide functional medicine for brain and spine issues. For example, Good Samaritan Medical Center offers deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders, as well as neuromodulation to help patients suffering with chronic pain.

“At Good Samaritan Medical Center, we care for almost any brain or spine issue and are on the cutting edge of medicine. In fact, we are actively involved in medical research and publish our findings, which is rare for a neurosurgery program in a community-based hospital,” says Dr. Beasley.

Improving Quality of Life through Orthopedics

In addition to providing surgical services for trauma patients, Good Samaritan Medical Center’s orthopedic surgeons offer extensive orthopedic services. One of their most sought-after services is the joint replacement program for knee and hip patients.

“Our joint replacement program is completely focused on improving patient function and getting patients back to an active, normal life quickly,” says William Cooney, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “The program is so successful due to our advanced surgical techniques, focus on pain management and partnership with patients.”

The joint replacement team works together to ensure the best experience for the patient. Patients first meet with members of the team during preoperative education classes.

“Our goal is for patients to know exactly what to expect before and after surgery. We help answer any questions and plan ahead for their discharge home, ensuring they have the equipment and support in place before surgery even occurs,” explains Julia Cowan, PT, orthopedic navigator at Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We are with them every step of the way.”

Dr. Cooney adds, “The better patients are cared for, the better they do. That’s why we have such great outcomes. Caring for patients is in our culture.”

Considering Surgery?

SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center has an expert team you can count on. Learn more and find a doctor at scl.health/goodhealth-surgery.

About SCL Health

SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.