NORFOLK - Faith Regional's Surgery Center is celebrating 20 years of providing same-day surgery services to area residents.

The first two surgical cases were performed at the then named Northeast Nebraska Surgery Center on August 27th, 1999. In the year after the center opened, nearly 2,000 surgeries were performed.

Faith Regional says last year, over 4,000 surgeries were performed at the Surgery Center. Surgeons from ten different specialties perform a variety of procedures, including dental, oral, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and more.

Faith Regional says once the new South Medical Office Building is complete, the Surgery Center will relocate to its first floor, which will double the size of its existing space. The new space will feature six surgical rooms, two procedure rooms, and private pre-op and post-op rooms.

The expansion will enable the center to accommodate more daily procedures, decreasing wait times to better serve patients for years to come.