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Ensuring you receive high-quality care close to home

Sometimes surgery is necessary to improve your health. When it is time to select a hospital provider for your surgery, evaluating data collected by independent sources can help you choose the best one. Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center voluntarily participates in programs to measure our surgical outcomes success through the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

The NSQIP is the first nationally-validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. The data below was compiled from the NSQIP.

Forsyth Medical Center is a national leader in surgical care. Through our commitment to quality, we are able to reduce the risks and complications of surgery when compared with national benchmarks.

Operative mortality

This is the percentage of patients that die from any cause during or within 30 days after general or vascular surgery.

Thirty day follow-up morbidity

This is the rate of complications of care that occurred within 30 days of surgery for patients who had vascular or general surgery.

Postoperative cardiac complications

Cardiac complications refer to any surgical complication involving the way the heart works.

Urinary tract infections or general surgery

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary tract consisting of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection. UTIs are one possible complication of general and vascular surgery.

Surgical site infection following vascular or general surgery

The surgical site is the location of the incision to perform the surgery. Surgical site infection is a post-surgery infection of the skin and/or tissue in or around a surgical wound site.

Pneumonia following vascular or general surgery

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that can be severe and potentially life-threatening. Symptoms of pneumonia include coughing, fever, chills and trouble breathing. Sometimes the cause of pneumonia is unknown and it may occur as a complication of surgery.

Deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism after vascular or general surgery

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis, sometimes occurring after surgery. The blood clots can pass from the veins to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be life-threatening. Though not all PEs and DVTs are preventable, some of them are. It is our goal to minimize the number of preventable post-operative PEs and DVTs.

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