Broward Health Imperial Point

More retinal procedures are performed at Broward Health Imperial Point than any other hospital in Broward County.

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Imperial Point Surgery Center, located at the Medical Arts Pavilion, is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center where patients receive top-quality, compassionate care by our staff of specialized doctors, nurses and healthcare providers.

Board certified ophthalmologists at the center include corneal, retinal, glaucoma and cataract specialists.

The eye suites are fully outfitted with state-of-the-art ophthalmology equipment, including the latest in specialized cataract machines, microscopes and lasers.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

Eye Conditions and Surgeries

The following is a list of eye conditions treated and surgeries performed, but not limited to, at the Surgery Center:

Macular Hole: a tiny hole, located at the center of the retina, responsible for sharp, reading vision. A surgical procedure called a “vitrectomy with membrane peel” is used to treat macular holes.

Sutureless Vitrectomy Surgery: used for retinal procedures like macular holes, in which small tubes or cannulas are placed through the eye and tiny instruments are placed through these tubes. Once the surgery is completed, the tubes are removed and no stitches are needed. This sutureless technique cannot be used for all retinal surgery.

Retinal Detachment and Re-attachment: Retinal detachment is the breaking away of the retina from the outer wall of the eye. It is often associated with flashes of light and sudden floaters – little dark spots that float across the eye. To re-attach the retina to the inner surface of the eye, a band of silicone is sewn to the outside of the eye. This band pushes against the hole to close it, making a scar that will hold the retina in place. Sometimes in retinal detachment, there is pigment on the retina, and the vitreous may have to be removed by a vitrectomy.

Macular Degeneration: degenerative damage to the small area at the back of the retina, called the macula, that allows us to see fine details clearly. In Wet Macular Degeneration, there is growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, which tend to leak. Degeneration can be slowed through laser treatments and pharmaceuticals.

Cataract Surgery with Lens Implants: during surgery for cataract removal, in which the eye’s natural lens has become cloudy, the latest intraocular lenses can be implanted. Some of these lenses may eliminate the need for glasses. Ask your ophthalmologist about your options.

Corneal Transplant: the replacement of the clear window on the front of the eye with a donor cornea. This outpatient surgery is usually done under anesthesia.

Pterygium: a fleshy growth that invades the cornea. If the pterygium is large enough to threaten sight, is growing or is unsightly, it can be removed surgically.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

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New Treatment for Kidney Stones

The Surgery Center at Broward Health Imperial Point is now offering Extracorporal Shock Wave Lithotripsy to treat kidney stones. Lithotripsy is a noninvasive procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract. When kidney stones become too large to pass through the urinary tract, they may cause severe pain, may block the flow of urine, and can cause infection.

Lithotripsy treats kidney stones by sending focused ultrasonic energy or shock waves directly to the stone, breaking it into smaller stones that will pass through the urinary system. Lithotripsy allows persons with certain types of stones in the urinary system to avoid an invasive surgical procedure for stone removal.

Our advanced technology ensures precise alignment at all times and makes it easier to target the stone. The advanced ultrasound technology allows real-time, continuous monitoring of the disintegration process to ensure precise stone targeting, which maximizes shockwave delivery and minimizes radiation dosage.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

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