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ECHN’s team of highly skilled surgeons performs high-quality surgery using a range of surgical techniques to match each patient's needs. We provide minimally invasive techniques such as robotic, laparoscopic, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) procedures as well as traditional open procedures. Our surgeons consider pain, recovery time, scarring and the individual needs of each patient when determining the appropriate surgical treatment plan. In addition, our team of nurses supports each patient and their family throughout their hospital visit, regardless if the surgical procedure is outpatient or requires patients to stay overnight to recover. 

Surgical Specialties

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. ECHN utilizes some of the most advanced robotic-assisted systems in medicine – technology that is typically reserved for larger hospitals.

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Patient Resources

Our educational resources are 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]