Surgical Suite - Operating Room (OR)

The mission of the Surgical Suite is to enhance quality of life by continuously improving the health of the people in our community by correcting and improving disease management via surgery.

Purpose of the OR

Madison County Memorial Hospital's Surgical Suite is being launched in the first part of 2020 with a brand new Operating Room (OR) and a full-time surgeon. The purpose is to provide minor-elective surgeries in-house initially and gradually begin adding rotating specialist.

Following are the Elective Surgeries currently provided:

•Abscesses/Hematomas Incision & Drainage
•Central Lines
•Chest Tubes
•Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Insertion
•Ingrown Toe Nail Removal
•Pilonidal Abscess Incision & Drainage
•Skin Infections and Abscesses
•Skin Lesion Biopsies/Excisions/Destruction
Wound Care-Click here for more information regarding the services currently available.

Following are the Elective Surgeries that are going to be available soon:

•Gallbladder Removal
•Hernia Repair
•Implanted Venous Access Devices
•Skin Cancers

Meet the Surgeon

Dr. Padrta is the Chief Surgical Officer and surgeon with over 29 years of experience including seven (7) of those years spent as a General Practitioner. He comes to us from Albermarle Medical center, a 182 bed facility in Albermarle North Carolina where he has been performing surgery for over twelve (12) years. Likewise, he served as the Wound Care Clinic Medical Director at the Albemarle Surgical Center. Prior to that he practiced in Florida for ten (10) years.

Educational Background

• 1996: General Surgery Residency NY Medical College Stamford Hospital - Stamford, CT
• 1989: Doctor of Medicine University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
• 1985: Undergraduate School University of South Alabama Mobile, AL


• Advanced Cardiac Life Support
• Diplomat, National Board Medical Examiners
• Board Certified American College of Surgeons
• Wound Care Certified


• State of Florida Medical License
• State of North Carolina

Can I schedule surgical services directly or do I have to go through my doctor?

You do need a referral from your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, you can call the hospital 850-973-2271 for a list of providers in the area. Patients are admitted to the OR through a referral from a primary care physician. The primary care physician consults with our surgeon to ensure each patient is a good candidate for our program. Once the surgeon approves a referral from your physician, a scheduler will contact you to set up an appointment. During the initial appointment, our team performs a thorough evaluation to better understand the patient’s medical history and condition to establish an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.