North Central Baptist Hospital Expands Women's Services With Two New Robotic Surgery Suites

May 4, 2023

North Central Baptist Hospital is pleased to announce the final delivery of the renovation and expansion of its Women’s Services Department. Just like an expectant mother eagerly anticipates the arrival of her new baby, so too have North Central Baptist’s physicians and staff awaited the culmination of the $8 million, multi-year investment in women’s health services. These exciting upgrades have elevated the ambiance of the Labor & Delivery and Gynecological Surgery area while continuing to provide the highest standard of care, cleanliness and safety.

The final piece came together in late April, when the operating rooms passed their final Texas Department of Health and Human Services inspection, allowing the unit to open all five procedural rooms dedicated solely to C-sections and women’s surgery. All rooms have been transformed by fresh paint in the wing’s peaceful blue and grey color palette, seamless flooring, larger doors and new cabinetry. The C-section operating rooms join two additional rooms dedicated to women’s surgeries that have been equipped with robotic medical technology, including the Da Vinci Xi robot. This state-of-the-art equipment allows physicians to perform gynecological surgeries like hysterectomies in a less invasive manner and with faster recovery times. The first surgery using the Da Vinci Xi robot is scheduled this month.

“We prioritize the healthcare of women,” said Rachel Montgomery, North Central Baptist’s COO. “Now the aesthetic of the operating suites matches the rest of the renovation and are in keeping with our tradition of highest-quality care.”

New Chief of Obstetrics Ritu Dutta, M.D., offices in the medical office building that connects to North Central Baptist Hospital. “It’s a convenient, one-stop location for delivering physicians to be in the same area of the hospital for deliveries, surgeries and C-sections,” said Dr. Dutta. “They are right next door, so physicians can arrive quickly for delivery; by the time patients are ready to deliver, they’ve already become familiar with the facility.”

“We’ve seen more precedence for this concept of specialty-specific care,” Dr. Dutta said. “The more you let people flourish in one field, the better they are at it. Whether you are having a baby or a hysterectomy, having nurses and staff who understand the female anatomy and physiology and can recognize when something is off improves outcomes. The sooner things get recognized, the sooner they are taken care of. That’s where the benefit of comprehensive care for women will shine.”

Over the past two years, North Central Baptist Hospital, located at 520 Madison Oak Drive, refurbished and beautifully decorated 22 Labor & Delivery rooms to ensure ability to take care of the average of 400 babies they deliver monthly. Spacious rooms were renovated with a sleek, modern design, on-trend colors and artwork.

All the rooms are sizable and private, outfitted with luxury linens and comfortable furnishings. The boutique experience includes a post-delivery candlelit couple’s meal, massage for mom, as well as the option for photography and/or video to discretely capture the intimate moments of delivery as well as take pictures of the newborn.

“The goal of North Central Baptist’s administration is to provide a wonderful, warm experience with great outcomes. We provide the service and amenities a new mom would expect to find at a first-rate hotel, with restaurant-quality food and rooms refreshed daily. As her family continues to grow, mom will be confident returning for future health care needs,” Rachel said.

If a health concern should arise with a newborn, North Central Baptist’s Level IV NICU is equipped to offer the highest level of care available. The 72-bed unit is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by in-house Neonatologists, as well as nurse practitioners, physical, occupational and respiratory therapists. Women’s Services are co-located with the renowned Baptist Children’s Hospital at North Central, which offers a dedicated pediatrics inpatient unit, intensive care unit and emergency room for newborns to teens.

Baptist Children’s Hospital at North Central’s team of experienced pediatric specialists, registered nurses and licensed therapists are passionate about providing quality care for children of all ages in a kid-friendly, family-centered environment. Baptist Children’s Hospital at North Central includes a dedicated 24/7 Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Floor and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, plus an entire wing that provides the specialized care your child needs to get back to health. If a child’s diagnosis requires admission, they’ll go right up to the second floor, all under one roof and close to home.

With a fresh, new look and the highest quality patient care ratings, Stone Oak residents need look no further for a destination for their health care needs than the Baptist Health System — before, during and after the arrival of their newest family member.