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Surgical Services

Meet Our Skilled & Compassionate Surgery Team

When your doctor recommends surgery, choose Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. Our surgeons are both experienced and compassionate, and our surgical suites are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. That means we can handle even advanced surgical procedures, including robot-assisted procedures.

Our surgical services team is comprised of highly skilled surgeons, anesthesia providers, surgical nurses, and technicians who have worked together for many years. Together, they perform a wide variety of routine and specialized surgical procedures. Our team is renowned for its expertise, focus, and sensitivity toward its patients and their families.

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Exceptional Surgery Suites

With five operating rooms and two endoscopy suites available for inpatient and outpatient procedures, we can handle a wide variety of both scheduled and emergency procedures. We offer open surgical techniques, which allow your surgeon to view an entire portion of your body during the surgery. We also offer laparoscopic surgeries, which allow us to use a very small incision to do a very large amount of work.

Our surgeons can perform specialty procedures to help address problems in your:

  • General Surgery
    • Our general surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures using open, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. Issues of the digestive tract (including stomach, colon, and gallbladder), skin and soft tissue (including breast) are just a few of the things a treated by a general surgeon. They also can provide cancer diagnosis and treatment support.
  • Bones and joints
    • Our orthopedic surgery team can assist with bone breaks, joint replacement, arthritis surgery, and other bone and joint issues.
  • Ear, nose, and throat
    • Our ENT surgeons can perform procedures such as tonsil and sinus surgery, septoplasty for a deviated septum, and tumor removals.
  • Eyes
    • Cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery are both available in our hospital.
  • Gynecological system
    • Our surgeons can use both open and laparoscopic techniques, including robot-assisted procedures to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological surgeries.
  • Urological system
    • Diseases of the urinary tract are the focus of our urology surgery team.

Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, which includes both laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical procedures, uses tiny instruments, intentionally designed to make fewer, smaller incisions—barely a few millimeters in length. As the latest state-of-the-art robotic technology, the da Vinci Xi allows our surgeons to have a greater range of motion, sharper visibility and the ability to operate with impeccable precision.

Through investing in this advanced technology, we're able to keep our commitment to consistently defend your tomorrow and give the North Country the best possible care—right here at home.

We perform many general surgical procedures, including:

Benefits of minimally invasive surgery:

  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Smaller and fewer incisions
  • Limited lifting restrictions post-surgery
  • Less scarring, pain and blood loss
  • Reduced risk of wound infections
  • In many cases, patients experience better clinical outcomes

Scheduling Your Surgery

You'll need to work with your doctor in order to put your surgery plan in motion. Your doctor might:

  • Provide a diagnosis
  • Run imaging tests
  • Schedule laboratory tests
  • Write a referral for surgery

You'll need to provide all of that information to our surgical team before you arrive for your surgery consultation. We'll review your options with you, and we'll explain how your surgery will work and how long your surgery recovery might take.

After your surgery, we'll check in with you to make sure you're healing up properly. And we'll communicate with your doctor about any tests we performed and medical results we obtained.

Surgical Expertise You Can Trust

You're in good hands with the surgical team at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. If you need surgery, we hope you'll contact us and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you.