Surgical Services

Whether you need a hernia repaired or a heart valve replaced, you can be sure you’re in good hands with SSM Health. Our team provides comprehensive care for adult and pediatric patients with diseases, conditions or injuries that require surgery for treatment. While learning you need surgery can bring a host of worries, we will take the time to explain what to expect before, during, and after your procedure to help you prepare.

Our board-certified surgeons perform both in-patient and outpatient surgery in fully-equipped surgical suites at various SSM Health hospitals and associated locations throughout the region. When you choose SSM Health for your surgery, you’re choosing unmatched expertise, access to the latest technology, and a compassionate team that will support you every step of the way.

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We offer an experienced team of primary care providers to support you through all phases of your life.

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Thoracic Surgery Program

Learn more about our thoracic surgery program and how we may be able to help you.

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Pediatric Surgery

At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, our surgeons are trained in state-of-the-art procedures to care for all of your child's surgery needs.

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Surgeons who perform general surgery specialize in (but are not limited to) surgical treatment of the:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Thyroid gland
  • Breasts
  • Prostate gland
  • Anorectal surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Bowel surgery and procedures
  • Breast surgery
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery
  • Laparoscopic and peripheral vascular surgery
  • LINX (Laparoscopic procedure for Gastroesophageal Reflux)
  • Lower extremity revascularization
  • Minimally-invasive weight loss surgery
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Open-heart surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pancreatic-biliary surgery
  • Surgical endoscopy
  • Spinal surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Valve repair
  • Vascular surgery

SSM Health is proud to offer Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) - one of the latest minimally-invasive laparoscopic techniques available - at many of our locations. During a SILS procedure, your surgeon manipulates three articulating instruments through one single access point, usually in the abdomen or belly button. This offers several advantages for our patients, including:

  • Fewer incisions: This procedure typically requires only one small incision, which reduces the chance of infection, results in less scarring and offers better cosmetic results.
  • Faster recovery times: The surgery is considered minimally invasive and results in shorter recovery times for our patients.

When you need surgery, you can trust that the physicians at SSM Health offer the most advanced technology to help you get the best results from your treatment. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about our surgical options.

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