Surgical Services

Surgical Intervention in Hagerstown

Meritus Medical Center offers patients exceptional surgery care. Physicians at the hospital perform approximately 8,000 surgical procedures each year, with over 700 of those being total joint replacements.

The facility performs a wide variety of procedures in various specialty areas such as:

  • General
  • Thoracic
  • Vascular
  • Endovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Bariatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Retinal
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Dental
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiac Intervention
  • Plastic surgery

We complete a pre-procedure evaluation interview where you can ask questions and our team can ask important questions about your medical history that could impact the operation. Our knowledgeable team is available to help you prepare for surgery and set up advance directives. Advance directives are instructions for your care team that will let them know your wishes in the event that you are unable to answer questions while sedated.

We Are Equipped with State-of-the-Art Technology

Advanced surgical technology is increasingly becoming the standard of care for some procedures, especially those that fall into the minimally invasive category. Training on the kind of equipment that allows for major surgery through tiny incisions is standard now in most surgical training programs. Meritus Medical Center utilizes the da Vinci XI® and ROSA® to perform some of its minimally invasive surgeries. Robotic technology offers surgical patients less pain, quicker healing time and enhanced recovery from their procedures. Robotics assisted surgery is performed in six specialty areas, including gynecologic, general, bariatric, urological, orthopaedic and thoracic. Because of the smaller incisions, patients often require reduced use of narcotics and are home sooner from the hospital than was possible in the past. All of this leads to better patient satisfaction.da Vinci Xi®

Additionally, fourteen state-of-the-art operating rooms offer video integration, the latest technology in surgical tables and a suspended boom system which holds equipment and cords allowing a more safe and sterile environment for patients and staff. An advanced audiovisual system lets surgeons consult with pathology and the emergency department trauma rooms, reducing the time it takes to reach a diagnosis, as well as patient surgery times.

About The Hospital

Located in the heart of western Maryland, Meritus Medical Center provides care to patients and families from the tri-state area. The hospital and the operating room teams participate in patient safety and quality initiatives and is recognized as a designated Level III trauma center, a total joint center of excellence and a bariatric center of excellence.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, the surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and surgical technologists deliver outstanding patient outcomes when it matters the most.

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