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Department of Surgery
Evans Army Community Hospital
Second Floor, Room 2201
1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Business hours
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact information - (719) 524-4166

Directions
The General Surgery Clinic is located on the second floor of the Main Hospital. Patients should park in the “A” parking lot (red signs) just west of the main hospital; enter the main entrance of the hospital; go up the stairs or take the elevator located next to the vending machines to the second floor. At the second floor, cross the walkway and turn right. The clinic is the last clinic at the end of the hallway.

About
The General Surgery Clinic delivers patient-centered surgical care to children, adolescents, and adults.

Primary services
The clinic sees patients on a referral basis only. Patients will be referred from their primary care physician for surgical intervention as necessary. Additionally, the clinic provides Bariatric services, as well as wound care.

Who can be seen in the clinic?
Active Duty military, Retirees, Tricare Prime, and Tricare Plus over the age of 24 months.

Walk-In Services
This clinic does not offer walk-in services. Patients should call for an appointment.

Commonly asked Questions and Answers
Can I walk in to be seen in General Surgery?
No, patients need to be referred to the General Surgery Clinic by their Primary Care physician.

How long does it take my referral to be processed?
That depends on the type of referral that you have. Some health problems are considered more urgent than others, and will be scheduled accordingly. Your referral could take 24 hours to 28 days to be processed. Usually, Tricare will call you to schedule an appointment when your referral is processed. If you don’t hear from Tricare within 28 days, you should contact Tricare to check the status of your referral.

How do I get an appointment to be seen for Bariatric Services?
Patients who are interested in Bariatric/ Weight loss surgery need to get a referral from their Primary Care physician in order to be seen in the General Surgery clinic. The Bariatric Coordinator who evaluates you in the General Surgery Clinic will determine if you are a candidate for Bariatric Surgery.

Can I check on the status of my family member’s surgery?
The General surgery clinic is where surgeries are scheduled and you will be seen in this clinic prior to and after your surgery. However, surgeries are performed in the Operating Room and the front desk staff, here in the GS clinic, do not have specific patient information regarding patients who are having surgery. According to patient privacy laws, hospital staff is not allowed to give patient information over the telephone.

Why do I have to wait to get an appointment with a surgeon?
Each surgical intervention is different and has varying degrees of urgency. We do our very best to triage our patients appropriately, and see patients as soon as space is available.

Who should I talk to if I have questions after my surgery?
Upon discharge from the hospital, each patient is given a set of discharge instructions. Please refer to these instructions. If you are having a problem or a question that is not covered by your discharge instructions, please call the General Surgery clinic (719) 524-4166. If it is after hours and you feel that you cannot wait until the next day, please go to the Emergency Department for immediate care.

We make every effort to see patients as soon as space is available. If you have had surgery or think you need to have surgery, and are having a problem after clinic hours, please go to the Emergency Department for immediate attention.
 

 

 

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Last Modified 15 January, 2015