Health Services

Sports Medicine

Whether for competition or recreation, Saint Francis Medical Center's Sports Medicine program has been keeping athletes at their best since 1995. In addition to fostering athletic excellence, Saint Francis' Sports Medicine team – physicians, certified athletic trainers and licensed physical therapists – has been helping athletes... Read more

Stages of Pregnancy

Every newborn is a blessing, and every birth is unique. Part of our goal at the Family BirthPlace is to encourage your family members to participate throughout your entire pregnancy. Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are part of a major life change, and the process can be... Read more

Stroke Center

The Stroke Center at Saint Francis Medical Center is prepared to handle any stroke-related emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our stroke team: Is notified by EMS crews if a potential stroke patient is en routeEvaluates patients within 10 minutes of arrivalPerforms critical imaging... Read more

Support Groups

Support Groups in the Cape Girardeau Region Saint Francis Medical Center offers patients and their family members access to various support groups that meet in and around the region. These groups provide support for a range of conditions and diseases and allow individuals to share feelings and... Read more


From minor outpatient to advanced procedures, the surgical specialists at Saint Francis Healthcare System are here for you. Our highly trained staff uses the latest technology and meticulous patient safety measures to ensure the best possible results so you can get back to living your best life.... Read more

Surgical Services

The Southeast Missouri Region’s Most Advanced Surgical Services Saint Francis Medical Center’s Surgical Services boasts an exceptional reputation for quality care. Our board-certified surgeons are the most qualified in the southeast Missouri region. Surgical Services at Saint Francis serves all inpatients and outpatients undergoing a surgical or... Read more

Surgical Solutions

Learn more about each of our surgical weight loss options: BPD-DS Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Sleeve Gastrectomy LINX System

The Healthy Weigh

Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center proudly offers "The Healthy Weigh" weight-loss program from HMR® (Health Management Resources). HMR is a clinically-proven diet and lifestyle-change program specially designed to help people who want to lose a lot of weight. More than just a diet, HMR's all-inclusive plans... Read more

The Healthy Weigh Community Provides Support

For Joseph McClarty, weight loss has been all about community. He had tried many times to shed weight on his own, but it was not until he started The Healthy Weigh at Saint Francis Healthcare System and joined the support group that he saw lasting results. The... Read more

Tobacco Cessation Class Schedule

Tobacco cessation classes last approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The class fee is $75 for the general public and free to Saint Francis Healthcare System colleagues and their spouses. Participants are welcome to bring a support person for no additional charge. To register or for more... Read more

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

What is TAVR? Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure which repairs the valve without removing the old, damaged valve. Instead, a replacement valve is wedged into the aortic valve's place. How does TAVR work? Somewhat similar to a stent placed in an artery, the... Read more

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)

What is Mitral Regurgitation? Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the heart contracts. When this happens, patients can experience significant shortness of breath and their activity tolerance may be greatly reduced. MitraClip MitraClip device Saint Francis Healthcare System offers the MitraClip... Read more


The Level III NICU at Saint Francis Medical Center provides transport services for premature infants and newborns throughout the region. Under most circumstances, babies are flown to Saint Francis Medical Center by ARCH, a regional transportation system of emergency medical helicopters and fixed-wing aircrafts serving much of... Read more

Ultrasound Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is an Ultrasound?What is a doppler ultrasound?Why has my doctor recommended an ultrasound?What will the exam be like?How long will the exam take?When will I know my results? What is an Ultrasound? Ultrasound utilizes sound waves to obtain a medical image or picture of various organs and... Read more

Weight Loss Options

How to Lose Weight and Get Healthy If you’re ready to lose weight and achieve optimum nutrition, we can help. Saint Francis Medical Center offers a variety of effective programs for people in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding areas who are looking to shed pounds and live better... Read more

Weight Loss Solutions

Bariatric Surgery in Cape Girardeau & Dexter Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Weight Loss Solutions program, now recognized by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center providing high quality, safe and advanced care, offers possibilities to those who struggle with... Read more

Weight Loss Solutions Live Seminars

Come learn more about bariatric surgery options and find out if you're a candidate! From sleeve gastrectomy to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to BPD-DS and the LINX System, Saint Francis Healthcare System's Weight Loss Solutions offers a variety of surgical options for weight loss. Saint Francis Medical Partners... Read more

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