“Thank Goodness for Ohio Valley”
Emergency Appendectomy Patient: Mrs. Joyce Puckett
We're here to take good care of you...
A few weeks ago, I woke up with pain and cramping in my stomach.
It continued to hurt and I became very concerned. I decided to go to my primary care doctor, who ordered a CT scan. It turned out that I had a “hot” appendix and it needed to come out! I was very scared and in a lot of pain.
I was familiar with the doctors at Surgical Associates of Springfield (SAS) and thankfully, Dr. Jennifer Daniels was able to take my case. I was so worried…my husband’s appendix had ruptured when he was a teenager and it was a terrible experience for him.
I went straight to Ohio Valley with increasing pain and I was so nervous! The registration staff was actually waiting for me. When I came in, they said, “you must be Mrs. Puckett, here for your emergency appendectomy.” They made sure that I was taken right back to get ready for surgery.
Dr. Daniels did a laparoscopic appendectomy, which means she made very tiny incisions to remove my appendix. I stayed overnight at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital and went home the very next day. I was back to work in three weeks and I felt great!
Everyone at Ohio Valley kept telling me that “we’re here to take good care of you.” And they sure did. I had a very positive experience and I am so appreciative of everyone’s quick response, professionalism and compassion.