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Surgical Services

ECHN’s team of surgeons can perform minimally invasive, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures as well as traditional open procedures to treat an assortment of conditions. Doctors consider pain, recovery time, scarring and the individual needs of each patient when determining which type of procedure will be most effective. Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital are our primary surgical destinations and we are specialized in numerous surgical procedures ranging from ambulatory surgeries to more intensive surgeries that require an overnight stay at the hospital. ECHN’s surgical specialties include:

  • Ambulatory / Outpatient surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Ophthalmological (eye) surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Open access services for adolescents (age 12 to 18) and adults is designed to decrease barriers to treatment and allows you to access outpatient behavioral health services when you want and need them.

Gynecological Surgery

Whether a routine surgery or specialized surgery as part of a cancer treatment program, your procedure is performed by highly-experienced surgeons utilizing the most advanced technology. You and your family will also get all of the educational and support services you need to ease anxiety and help you feel comfortable and confident about your procedure.

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Ambulatory and Emergency Surgeries

The Ambulatory Services Center at Manchester Memorial Hospital and the One Day Stay Unit at Rockville General Hospital provide ambulatory surgery procedures options to patients that are less invasive and do not require an overnight hospital stay. Due to advances in surgical techniques and anesthesia, ECHN surgeons are highly trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques and use sophisticated robotic-assisted surgical systems that can reduce pain and discomfort and provide a quicker recovery time. Some of our common ambulatory surgeries performed within our surgery departments include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Gynecological procedures
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder surgery

In the event of an emergency, the surgical teams at Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital are available to treat adults and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, often using robotic-assisted technology, is more precise and results in better patient outcomes. It can also reduce the length of your hospital stay and overall recovery time. Manchester Memorial Hospital and Rockville General Hospital utilize some of the most advanced robotic-assisted systems in medicine – technology that is typically reserved for larger hospitals.

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Patient Resources

We have educational resources available to help you prepare for you upcoming surgical procedure. View and download these guides below:

Surgical Preparation Guidebook [PDF]
Preoperative Hibiclens Bathing Instructions [PDF]

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