Complete surgical care in Sebring, Florida

A safe place to receive care


We recognize that these are uncertain times and you may have concerns about surgery. As always, the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority. Vital healthcare procedures, including those unrelated to COVID-19, should not be ignored at this time. We put together a series of responses to several frequently asked questions regarding upcoming surgery procedures.

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Surgeons at Highlands Regional Medical Center are highly trained specialists, performing complex surgical procedures, and using minimally invasive techniques when possible. You can trust that these physicians are equipped to care for you in a comfortable and compassionate environment.

To learn more about our outpatient surgery services, contact Highlands Regional Medical Center at (863) 385-6101.

Minimally invasive surgery

The surgeons at Highlands Regional Medical Center use advanced minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgical technology enhances precision for routine and complex procedures, offering less pain and scarring and a quicker recovery. The cutting-edge solutions our surgeons implement increase surgical accuracy and improves patient outcomes.

Our surgeons perform the following minimally invasive procedures:

  • Arthroscopic surgery (fiber-optic video camera guided, procedure most commonly used for joint repairs)
  • Endovascular techniques (catheter-guided procedures)
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laser surgery

Bariatric Surgery

Our bariatric surgery program offers comprehensive nutritional and fitness education and minimally invasive weight loss surgery options, including:

  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Colorectal surgery

Our surgeons offer a high level of expertise in colon and rectal surgery. Whenever possible, surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, for colorectal conditions, which offer smaller incisions, less pain and a quicker recovery.

Working closely with gastroenterologists, the medical staff provides comprehensive and supportive care for conditions such as:

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Colon motility problems, such as chronic constipation and bowel incontinence
  • Diverticular disease (condition that causes sacs or small bulges to form in the large intestine)
  • Hemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Polyps

Eye surgery

Today's advances in eye surgery technology provide a wide range of options to improve or preserve your eyesight. Our ophthalmic surgeons specialize in:

  • Cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) with lens implant
  • Cornea transplant (cornea replacement to restore clear vision)
  • Glaucoma treatment and surgery
  • Refractive surgery (including laser eye surgery)
  • Retinal surgery
  • Ocular plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Muscle surgery

Gynecologic surgery

Our surgeons provide advanced gynecologic care, including minimally invasive surgery options, designed for a quicker recovery for patients.

Orthopedic surgery

Joint pain can make daily activities challenging. Our orthopedic surgery team is focused on helping you overcome those challenges by offering options including:

  • Foot and ankle procedures
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Total replacement of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow

Robotic hip and knee replacement surgery

We offer robotic surgery for partial and total knee replacements. Robotic surgery is a state-of-art surgical option allowing surgeons to view procedures through a video monitor, providing an enhanced view of the surgical site. Robotic surgery offers patients many benefits, including:

  • Increased precision
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection, scarring and need for blood transfusion
  • Faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities

Outpatient surgery

With advances in medical technology and minimally invasive options available, having surgery does not necessarily require an extended stay in the hospital. Highlands Regional outpatient surgery services allow you to receive state-of-the art care in a high-quality hospital, with the convenience of same-day discharge and recuperating in the comfort of your own home.

Our outpatient surgical services include:

  • Medical and diagnostic procedures
  • Blood transfusions
  • Cataract, tonsil and adenoid removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Arthroscopy

Pediatric surgery

Feeling at ease is a key factor when choosing medical care for your child. We provide high-quality, compassionate care to ensure children and their families feel as comfortable as possible especially when surgery is involved. We offer advanced pediatric outpatient surgeries for:

  • Cardiac diseases and cancer
  • Congenital (present at birth) malformations, including orthopedic anomalies
  • Newborn anomalies of the airway, gastrointestinal tract and urological system
  • Pediatric tumors
  • Hernias
  • Hydroceles (swelling of scrotum, most common in newborns)
  • Congenital abdominal wall defects
  • Pediatric trauma

Plastic surgery

Whether you're considering a "tummy tuck" or breast reconstructive surgery, we offer a full range of laser and cosmetic surgery options, including:

  • Laser skin resurfacing to correct skin imperfections, such as wrinkles, freckles, scars, age spots and port wine birthmarks
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Breast augmentation or reduction
  • Reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Liposuction, including ultrasound techniques
  • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)

Urological surgery

Our progressive surgical methods allow us to offer treatments for a wide variety of urinary system conditions. We offer expert treatment for a range of urologic conditions, including:

  • Prostate cancer, including prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland)
  • Bladder disorders
  • Kidney stones (including laser surgery techniques)

Vascular surgery

As one part of our complete cardiovascular services, we offer the latest techniques for vascular and venous treatments, including:

  • Aneurysm repair
  • Angioplasty (repair or unblocking of blood vessels)
  • Embolization
  • Stenting
  • Thrombolysis (breaking down of blood clots using medication)
  • Varicose and spider vein treatment