Patients needing surgery can be assured their care is in the hands of highly-skilled surgical teams at Ephraim McDowell Health. We offer surgical services at our three hospitals as well as the Central Kentucky Surgery Center. Thus, patients can have their surgery close to their home.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is recognized as a leader in surgical care throughout Kentucky. The Joint Commission awarded us Gold Seals of Approval™ for total knee, total hip and spinal surgery. We are the only hospital in Kentucky to hold this honor. Thus, patients receive the best care and recover quickly from these surgeries.

We also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for hip fractures. We are one of only two hospitals in the state with this distinction.

These Gold Seals are a symbol of quality for the services we provide. As a result, patients can be assured that they are in good hands when they come to us for surgery. Because of these Gold Seals, patients know they will receive the best care for these surgeries.

Direct Access Colonoscopy

If you are age 45 to 75 and in good health, you can schedule your colonoscopy directly by calling us or completing an online form.

Surgical Practices

We also have two off-site surgical practices staffed by general surgeons and advanced practice providers. The surgeons can perform minor procedures in their offices. They also have privileges at our hospitals. They perform procedures such as hernia repair, appendectomies, gallbladder surgeries, mastectomies, and colon surgeries.

da Vinci Surgical Robot

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has invested in modern, state-of-the-art operating rooms. We also offer the highly-sophisticated da Vinci Surgical Robot. As a result of the da Vinci robot, patients experience less-invasive surgeries. They also have lower risks for infections and quicker recovery. This is just another example of Ephraim McDowell’s commitment to providing our patients with the best care available. Plus, in 2019 the hospital earned designation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

The Regional Medical Center also offers a bariatric surgery program. It treats obesity and its related conditions. The program offers both pre-operative and post-operative care for patients with obesity. The program was accredited as a Comprehensive Center in bariatric surgery in 2021. As a result, patients can expect excellent outcomes from the care provided by our dedicated staff.

Surgical services are available to all age groups at all our locations. We offer patient-centered care and value our patients and treat them with respect and dignity. We also listen to their concerns and involve them in decisions about their care. As a result, patients can feel at ease when they come to us for surgery.

Surgeons on Medical Staff

The following are contracted physicians:

John H. Lacy, M.D.

Dr. Lacy is a 1983 graduate of the University of Louisville. He performs surgeries at each of our three hospitals.

David O. Montgomery, M.D.

Dr. Montgomery is a 1993 graduate of the University of Louisville. He performs surgeries at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.

G. Swope Munday, M.D.

Dr. Munday graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011. He performs surgeries at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.

Tin Tran, M.D.

Dr. Tran graduated from Ho Chi Minh City College of Medicine in Vietnam in 1998. He completed a Fellowship at the University of Florida in 2009. He performs surgeries at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.

Katrina Kolasa, M.D.

Dr. Kolasa graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013. She performs surgeries at each of our three hospitals.

To find a surgeon, go to our Physician Finder page.

Surgery Locations:

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
217 South Third Street, Danville

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital
110 Metker Trail, Stanford

Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital
464 Linden Avenue, Harrodsburg

Central Kentucky Surgery Center
230 West Main Street, Danville

Off-site Surgical Practices

Ephraim McDowell Central Kentucky Surgeons
130 Daniel Drive, Danville | (859) 236-2222

Ephraim McDowell Bariatric Surgery Center
102 Citation Drive, Danville | (859) 239-5940