Medical Services

The outstanding medical, surgical, and emergency services of Southeast Alabama Medical Center are conducted through its clinical Departments, Divisions and Centers. This section will guide you through all of the medical services we provide. Please use the menu on the left to navigate to services that you are interested in. We are constantly growing as a healthcare provider so these pages may change regularly.


Lithotripsy

As part of our dedication to providing the latest in medical treatment options to area residents,Lithotripsy SAMC offers lithotripsy, a non-invasive treatment for kidney stones.

In the past, removal of kidney stones was only achieved by surgery; however, lithotripsy (also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) offers a non surgical technique for the treatment of kidney stones by using shock waves to break up the stones into tiny pieces which are then passed in the urine.

Lithotripsy treatment may be done on an outpatient or an inpatient basis at the hospital. Services for this procedure are provided at SAMC by an independent contract mobile unit housed in a specially built facility outside the Outpatient Building on the Main Campus.

Those who think they may be a candidate for lithotripsy should contact their physician for a referral to an urologist. A recent kidney x-ray will also be needed for review.

For more information about lithotripsy, call 334-712-3336 or 1-800-735-4998.

Emergency

Southeast Alabama Medical Center's (SAMC) serves the emergency care needs of the region by offering3848Emergency quality emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

SAMC's Emergency Services Department comprises of 28 patient beds with specialized treatment rooms for minor surgery, eye exams, major trauma and resuscitation, and victims of sexual assault. Through the years, SAMC has been a pacesetter in emergency department staffing and operations, in order to provide the most effective emergency care to patients. Evaluating more than 59,000 patients annually, which averages 150-200 patients daily, SAMC continues to make strides in patient care. We have reduced the emergency department wait time significantly by implementing rapid cycle testing and a throughput initiative.

Our state of the art emergency facilities feature:

  • The region's only Level II Trauma Center
  • Private patient triage areas
  • Comfortable treatment rooms
  • An express unit to treat minor illness and injury
  • Bedside admission
  • The latest monitoring and imaging equipment
  • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians providing 24-hour coverage
  • On-call physician support to ensure the availability of additional specialists as needed
  • Skilled, experienced staff trained in emergency medicine

The majority of SAMC's emergency department patients are treated and discharged; however, if you require hospital admission or a surgical procedure following your visit, be assured you will receive quality, compassionate care at SAMC. For more information about our emergency department, call 334-712-3336 or 1-800-735-4498.

As always, in case of emergency, dial 911.