General Surgery at Emerson Hospital

General Surgery

When the treatment for your medical condition requires surgery, you will be glad to know that Emerson Hospital has a team of board-certified general surgeons with particular expertise in performing abdominal, breast, colorectal, and head and neck procedures in both adults and children.

Emerson’s general surgeons have extensive experience in today’s most advanced procedures, including laparoscopic techniques — minimally invasive approaches that use smaller incisions than traditional surgery. As a result, patients have shorter hospital stays, less pain and faster recovery. 

In fact, 75 percent of the surgery performed at Emerson does not require a hospital stay.

The types of general surgery performed at Emerson 

Emerson’s general surgeons are skilled in a wide range of surgeries, including:


  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Spleen removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Ulcer surgery
  • Treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery


Our breast surgeons work closely with Emerson’s plastic and reconstructive surgeons for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
  • Sentinel node biopsy, breast biopsy
  • Lumpectomy, mastectomy


  • Colon surgery to treat cancer, colitis and other conditions
  • Minimally invasive colon surgery
  • Rectal surgery for cancer, hemorrhoids and other conditions

Head and Neck

  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Tracheotomy
  • Surgery on the cervical lymph nodes

An innovative surgery center

All surgery at Emerson takes place in our Clough Surgery Center, an innovative facility with state-of-the-art operating suites, the latest imaging technology and outstanding nursing support. 

Expert anesthesia services

Emerson’s surgeons work closely with our expert anesthesiologists, who are available at the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our anesthesiologists also consult on pain management for those with chronic pain.

Support services and groups

Our Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body offers an array of programs and classes designed to support patients with a wide range of health issues.