Surgery

Cutting edge surgery, personalized care

New, high-tech OR brings Adirondack Health surgeries into the future of care

Adirondack Health's new operating suites gives our surgeons the tools to operate efficiently and effectively, in a high-tech environment that would otherwise be unheard of in a rural area like the Adirondacks.


Whether it's life-saving care or procedures to restore quality of life, the surgical services offered by Adirondack Health’s team of experienced surgeons, nurses and medical professionals meet or exceed state and national standards for quality of care.

From the time you begin the pre-admission process to discharge, our caring team provides personalized, one-on-one care that is unique to Adirondack Health.

General surgeries

Some of the general surgery services we offer include:

  • trauma surgery
  • laparoscopic procedures, also referred to as minimally invasive surgery (a surgeon uses a thin, long tool to operate through very small incisions)
  • port, or portacath, placement (a tube is put into a vein, making it easier for medical staff to access your veins for things like giving you fluids or drawing blood)
  • lesion removal
  • skin graft (skin is removed from one area of the body and attached to another area)
  • breast biopsy (tissue is taken from the breast to test it, usually after an abnormality is found through a mammogram or ultrasound)
  • mastectomy (surgery to remove a breast)
  • lumpectomy (surgery to remove a portion of a breast)
  • axillary node dissection (surgery to take out lymph nodes in the armpit)

Specialty surgeries

We perform a wide range of specialty surgeries, including: 

  • arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery on a joint to look at and treat damage)
  • thoracic surgery (surgery to repair organs in the chest)
  • endoscopic (a procedure that uses an endoscope, a thin tube with light and a camera on it, to examine the inside of a person's body)
  • orthopedic surgery (surgery on bones and joints)
  • video-assisted surgery (minimally invasive surgery that uses a tiny video camera to diagnose and treat problems)
  • bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • colorectal surgery (fixes problems with the rectum, anus and colon)
  • urologic surgery (fixes problems with the urinary tract and male reproductive organs)
  • vascular surgery (fixes problems with arteries, veins and the lymphatic system, a network of tissues and organs that help a person's body get rid of waste)
  • angiography (detects problems in blood vessels)
  • otolaryngological (surgery on a person's ears, nose or throat)
  • opthalmological (surgery on a person's eye)
  • obstetrical (surgery on a pregnant woman)
  • gynecological (surgery on a woma