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Ankle Replacement Surgery

Ankle injuries can set the stage for osteoarthritis to develop. One of the best ways to alleviate the pain associated with arthritis in the ankle is to undergo total ankle replacement surgery, also known as ankle arthroplasty.

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

When minimally invasive intervention methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are no longer an option, a vascular surgeon may recommend aortic surgery as the best course of treatment. Repair is typically performed when the AAA reaches five centimeters or larger, due to increasing risk of rupture.

Ascending Aortic Arch Replacement

An ascending aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the portion of the aorta closest to the heart. The ascending aorta begins at the heart's left ventricle and extends to the aortic arch, or the bend in the aorta. Aneurysms in the ascending aorta and aortic arch usually require immediate surgery.

Beating Heart CABG / Off-Pump CABG Surgery

CABG (pronounced like the word "cabbage") stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery, also referred to as Coronary Revascularization, reroutes blood flow around a blockage in the coronary artery so the heart muscle can maintain a good blood supply.

Breast Cancer Surgery

Our specialized breast surgeons are experts in breast-sparing surgery.

Cancer Surgery

As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our surgeons coordinate care with oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.

Carotid Endartectomy Surgery

When minimally invasive interventions to clear a blocked carotid artery, such as carotid angioplasty and/or stenting, are no longer an option, a vascular care physician may recommend carotid endartectomy surgery as the best course for treatment.

Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

A cervical discectomy and fusion is a surgical procedure performed on the cervical (neck) region of the spine to help relieve pressure on nerves, and also occasionally on the spinal cord.

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Cesarean Section (C-Section)

Your surgeon’s office will give you an appointment time for your arrival. Please be sure to arrive at the hospital where you are scheduled to have your cesarean at the given time.

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Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG) Surgery

When angioplasty and other minimally invasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, your physician may recommend Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG pronounced like cabbage) as the best course for treatment.


The ExcelsiusGPS® system creates a surgical plan based on your unique anatomy, guiding the robotic arm to a specific region of your spine, similar to a planned pathway on GPS. The surgeon uses this pathway to accurately conduct spine surgery with the utmost of precision.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

The Roux–en–Y gastric bypass (RGB) is the most common weight-loss surgery procedure and combines two approaches. First, a small pouch is created by stapling the stomach, reducing the amount of food it can hold.

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery or sleeve gastrectomy involves stapling approximately 70-80 percent of the stomach's natural capacity without involving the intestinal tract.

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Gynecological Surgery

The robotic surgical system provides breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery

Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is performed to repair a defective or diseased heart valve. Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is an open-heart surgery.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is an effective procedure to help those who suffer from the aches and pains of joint pain. The surgery successfully relieves pain, increases motion and enables people to get back to enjoying their everyday activities.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Severe knee pain is an ailment that many Americans endure. One of the most effective ways to correct the problem is with knee replacement surgery. In fact, the procedure is so effective that around 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States.

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Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for people suffering with compression fractures of the spine. The procedure involves the insertion of a balloon into the collapsed vertebra, followed by injection of a special material.

LINX Reflux Management System

LINX is the most recent procedure for treating GERD and has proved to be highly effective in relieving severe GERD symptoms completely. The LINX procedure consists of implanting a flexible titanium bracelet with a core of magnetic beads that encircles the malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES).

Mako Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

MemorialCare offers Mako® Partial Knee — an innovative treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. By selectively targeting the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, our surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Mako Total Hip Replacement Surgery

If you are suffering with degenerative hip disease (DJD), Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be a good alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgery.

Mako Total Knee Replacement Surgery

If you are living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be an option for you. During Mako assisted surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will use a robotic-arm assisted procedure that includes real-time information and images of your knee, allowing for more precise placeme

Maze Surgery

If the minimally invasive maze procedure or robotic assisted minimally invasive maze surgery is not ideal for you the maze surgery can also be performed as open-heart surgery with a heart-lung machine.

Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System

The Micra™, which is approximately the size of a multivitamin, is the world’s smallest pacemaker that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology.

Minimally Invasive Direct CAB (MIDCAB) Surgery

Innovative advancements in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgical techniques have allowed CABG surgery to be performed without having the heart stopped and connected to a heart-lung machine—cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and without having the breastbone split open.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

MemorialCare offers a complete range of minimally invasive surgery options which often result in less scarring and improved recovery time. Whether it is robotic-assisted surgery, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery or arthroscopic surgery, our surgeons are equipped with the latest technology.


The goal of myomectomy is to remove uterine fibroids while preserving normal uterine tissue, usually in anticipation of future pregnancy. Historically, this surgery required a large incision, with subsequent increased risks, patient discomfort and prolonged healing time.

Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Nissen Fundoplication has a long track record with exceptional results and can be performed on almost every severe GERD patients. It is the most commonly performed fundoplication worldwide. During the procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids.

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Oncoplastic breast surgery uses an aesthetic approach to breast cancer treatment by removing the cancer while also preserving and rebuilding the breast to maintain its natural look and feel. This type of conservation surgery removes the cancer, reshapes the breast and prevents excessive scarring.

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Peripheral Vascular Surgery

When noninvasive methods of clearing blocked arteries are no longer an option, or if multiple vessels are blocked, a vascular care physician may recommend peripheral vascular surgery as the best course for treatment.

PFO/ASD Closure Device

For patients with congenital heart defects, our physicians use a device attached to a catheter to perform percutaneous closure. The catheter is inserted in the groin and advanced to the heart where the device is placed to close the hole.

Preparing For Surgery

You and your doctor have agreed that you need surgery. To help you understand what to expect during your surgery and recovery period please review the information below.

Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

Revision joint replacement surgery is a joint replacement surgery that needs to be redone, commonly because of a failed implant. About 10% of joint replacement patients will need to have revision surgery.

Revision Weight-Loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery is typically very effective when patients follow their dietary and exercise plans, but in 20-30 percent of cases, these procedures may not produce lasting weight loss results and regaining weight may occur.

Robotic-Assisted Cancer Surgery

The robotic surgical system uses robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer many benefits.

Robotic-Assisted Cholecystectomy

During a robotic-assisted cholecystectomy procedure (removal of the gallbladder), the surgeon retracts the gallbladder and dissects the cystic artery and cystic duct. The common bile duct from the liver is protected.

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Robotic-Assisted Gastrectomy

A robotic-assisted Gastrectomy procedure is performed by making four small incisions – one 12 mm incision at the patient’s belly button, and three 8mm incisions at the upper abdomen.

Robotic-Assisted Inguinal Hernia Repair (with Mesh)

Inguinal hernia repair is a surgery to repair a hernia in the abdominal wall of the groin. A hernia is tissue that bulges out of a weak place in the abdominal wall. In some cases, the intestines may also bulge out in the weakened area.

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Robotic-Assisted Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Nissen fundoplication has a long track record with exceptional results and can be performed on almost every severe GERD patients. It is the most commonly performed fundoplication worldwide. During the procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids.

Robotic-Assisted Single-Site Gallbladder Surgery

Using Single-Site™ robotic instruments, surgeons are able to perform a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) with only one incision, which is approximately one inch.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

MemorialCare is committed to being at the forefront of technology and providing our patients with the best care and outcomes. Our highly skilled surgeons are trained in a number of minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgical procedures.

Selecting a Surgeon

Selecting a surgeon to perform your surgery is an important decision to make. When selecting a surgeon, it is important to look for surgeons who are highly trained in their fields. MemorialCare’s experienced and compassionate surgeons provide high quality care and have vast expertise in a variety of surgical specialties.

Septal Myectomy Surgery

Septal myectomy surgery is performed to remove part of an enlarged heart muscle called the septal muscle. This surgery is typically performed if medications are not working or are not an option to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart muscle in the left ventricle.

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

When nonsurgical methods of treatment like medication and activity changes no longer relieve joint shoulder pain, those suffering may want to consider shoulder replacement surgery. Shoulder replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, improve mobility and help patients resume everyday activities.

Spine Surgery

Kyphoplasty and verebroplasty are minimally invasive surgical procedures commonly performed to treat spinal compression fractures, also known as vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Osteoporosis causes twice as many spinal fractures than hip fractures.

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State-of-the-Art Angiography Suite

The Angiography Suite is a unique innovation offered through the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute. The suite takes minimally invasive capabilities to a higher level, with advanced imaging technology supporting a wide variety of interventional vascular procedures.

Surgical Thrombectomy

A surgical procedure performed to remove blood clots from arteries. During the procedure an incision is made in the blood vessel and the clot is removed and the blood vessel is repaired.

Tips for Safer Surgery

One way you can help lower your risk for problems from your surgery is to talk with a member of your surgical care team before surgery about the type of care you should receive. Your care team includes your surgeon, your anesthesiologist and your nurses.

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

TCAR is a groundbreaking method to open up a blocked carotid artery with a small flexible metal mesh tube called a stent to improve blood supply to the brain. TCAR is a new option for patients with carotid artery disease considered to be at high-risk for the conventional operative approach, called carotid endarterectomy or

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

The human heart is a muscular organ that is made up of four chambers and there are four valves that allow blood to flow through the heart. The right side of the heart pumps blood through the lungs where it picks up oxygen and the left side receives this oxygenated blood and pumps it to the rest of the body.

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip™)

MitraClip™ therapy is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive treatment for mitral regurgitation.MitraClip™ is an alternative to surgery for patients who are not surgical candidates. Patients who receive MitraClip™ therapy often experience from shorter recovery times and less scarring. 

Tumor Ablation

Tumor ablation is a minimally invasive surgical method to treat solid cancers. Special probes are used to “burn” or “freeze” cancers while avoiding traditional surgery. CT, ultrasound or MRI technology is used to guide and position the needle probe in to the tumor.

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVPPP)

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVPPP) is a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery procedure designed to treat sleep apnea that involves the removal of obstructive tissues found in the back of the throat to open the airways.