Columbus Regional Announces Eye Surgery Services

Posted on February 16, 2021 by Web Administrator

It is with great pleasure Columbus Regional Healthcare System announces partnerships with several area Ophthalmologists who will be performing eye surgeries here at CRHS.

Thanks to the generous gift from Ms. Luis Donayre back in November 2020, Columbus Regional was able to add an Ophthalmology Suite to its Operating Room and has partnered with four Ophthalmologists in the area. These eye surgeons are Dr. James Geiger with New Horizons Surgical Eye Centers, Dr. Brian Groat with Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea and Dr. Travis Jenkins & Dr. Robert van der Vaart with Wilmington Eye.

“Keeping our community at home, receiving excellent care at their community hospital, is our goal. Our ability to now offer eye surgeries is another win for us all. For many who choose to go out of town, transportation back and forth is difficult, especially when you may be having cataract surgery and have to make several trips back to your doctor’s office. With an in-town option and the Ophthalmologists from Wilmington leasing space in our hospital to see their patients, this will tremendously cut down on the amount of travel many have had to do in the past,” said John Young, CRHS President & CEO.

“Everyone is excited about these partnerships and Columbus Regional now being able to offer eye surgery. There is no longer a need to go out of town. We have an excellent team ready to care for you right here. All four of these Ophthalmologists are excellent at what they do and we’re lucky to have them,” said Jason Beck, CRHS COO.

If you find yourself or a loved one in need of an Ophthalmologist, we recommend choosing an Ophthalmologist who will see you here, in your hometown, at your hospital.

For more information, visit our website at www.crhealthcare.org/providers/ and search under the specialty “Ophthalmology”.

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