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Surgery

At Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, we offer an array of complex, technically challenging surgical procedures in a broad spectrum of surgical specialties. Expert surgeons employ the latest tools, technologies, minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures to achieve outstanding results.

Surgery

We provide both outpatient and inpatient surgery services, and our highly qualified team of specialists performs a wide variety of procedures and surgeries, including:

Ambulatory (Short-Term) Surgery

More and more surgery is available on an outpatient, or ambulatory, basis. Outpatient surgery offers the highest standards of medical care and has many advantages for patients. At Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, our Cronin Short-Term Surgery Unit is designed for surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. Learn more.

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery

At the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, we can help you win the fight against obesity... and help you reduce your risk for conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, joint problems and heart disease. Learn more.

Bone and Joint (Orthopedic) Surgery

The Bone and Joint Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus is designed to meet the growing demand for joint replacements and other needs of orthopedic patients. The dedicated orthopedic unit is staffed by experienced clinicians who coordinate the full scope of services patients need to prepare for, undergo and recover from joint replacement surgery. Learn more.

Breast Surgery

Breast cancer surgeries at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus include lumpectomy, partial or segmental mastectomy, simple mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary lymph node dissection. Learn more.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

At Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus, we have some of the most experienced and well trained cardiothoracic surgeons available; our team has performed more than 20,000 operations. We perform standard bypass operations to complex valve repairs and the newest procedures for atrial fibrillation and valve replacement. Learn more.

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Many procedures can be performed as minimally invasive surgery, through small incisions that result in less pain and a quicker recovery than traditional surgery. Our otolaryngology surgeons use the latest technology including lasers to remove tissue and control bleeding. Learn more.

Esophageal Surgery

We are a leader in the care and treatment of thoracic diseases including lung cancer; and our expert physicians and staff treat a wide range of thoracic malignancies, including esophogeal cancer and chest diseases. Learn more.

Eye Surgery

The ophthalmology staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus provides comprehensive surgical care. Our experienced surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment to bring you the highest level of care, and offer treatment for many eye conditions. Learn more.

General Surgery

General surgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus perform the full spectrum of operations in general surgery. Patients can undergo evaluation and surgical treatment for conditions including colorectal cancers; diverticulitis and inflammatory diseases of the intestines; chronic constipation, incontinence and hemorrhoids; inguinal and abdominal hernias; peptic ulcer disease; esophageal reflux; gallbladder disease; bile duct problems (including gallstones, bile duct strictures); adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid disease and tumors; and lumps, lipomas and tumors of the skin and muscle.

Many of our surgeons are widely recognized for their expertise in particular areas such as repairing complex recurrent or difficult hernias, obesity surgery and the treatment of liver, bile duct and pancreatic tumors.

Our surgeons have expertise and specialized training in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and use state-of-the-art technology-including single access port laparoscopic surgery (operating through a single small hole in the skin) and robotic surgical approaches. These techniques are much less stressful than traditional surgery and result in shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recovery.

For more information, please call 203.776.4677.

Gynecological Surgery

Eligible women needing a hysterectomy have the option of choosing minimally invasive robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This amazing, state-of-the-art machine offers improved surgical accuracy, better patient outcomes and less post-operative pain. Learn more.

Liver Surgery

With our progressive technology, we are on the leading edge of advanced treatment for liver diseases, from surgery to remove cancerous tissue to procedures that restrict the blood supply to growing tumors. Learn more.

Lung Surgery

We are a leader in the care and treatment of thoracic diseases including lung cancer; and our expert physicians and staff treat a wide range of thoracic malignancies, including esophogeal cancer and chest diseases. Learn more.

Neurosurgery

Our expert neurosurgeons care for the entire spectrum of surgically treated disorders, ranging from brain tumors and aneurysms to spinal disorders and peripheral nerve problems. Our specialists use sophisticated technology such as the CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery system, a non-invasive procedure that can destroy malignant and benign brain tumors with pinpoint accuracy. Learn more.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus treat conditions of the mouth and jaws.  Services include tooth extractions and dental implants, repair of jaw fractures, removal of tumors and complex reconstruction of the jaws. For more information, please call 203.789.3011.

In our oral and maxillofacial surgical clinic, we provide surgical correction of severe jaw and dental abnormalities, and dental implant surgery. For more information, please call 203.789.3156.

Pancreatic Surgery

Our physicians treat most pancreatic diseases including cancer, benign pancreatic tumors, and problems related to acute and chronic pancreatitis, such as pancreatsic cysts and duct strictures or blockages. Diseases of the pancreas usually require a multidisciplinary approach involving several physicians in different specialties including gastroenterology, radiology, medical and radiation oncology, nutrition, and surgery.

The majority of surgical procedures performed on the pancreas involve resection (removal) of the portion that is affected by disease. These types of surgery include the Whipple Procedure, the most common surgical treatment for cancers involving the head of the pancreas; Distal Pancreatectomy, involving resection of tumors of the tail of the pancreas; and Total Pancreatectomy, or the removal of the entire pancreas and the spleen.

Other operations that use special bypass operations are often performed on the ducts of the liver and/or pancreas for strictures or cysts that result from complications following pancreatitis. These operations are also done for patients with chronic pain from pancreatic disease. Many of these operations can be performed minimally invasively by using laparoscopic or robotic techniques and patients may spend only one or two days in hospital. For more information, please call 203.776.4677.

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus combine the latest technology and expertise to provide patients with the best possible wound repair, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Our surgeons provide a range of services from major reconstructive work to minimally invasive procedures, which are associated with less pain and quicker recovery than traditional surgery. Our treatments include burn reconstruction, cancer reconstruction (including breast reconstruction), wound repair, cosmetic surgery, body contouring (including tummy tucks and liposuction), breast enhancement, facial surgery (including facelifts, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping and laser resurfacing) and microsurgery.

We also offer a Plastic Surgery clinic. Hours for the clinic are Thursday from 12:30 to 4 pm. For more information about the Plastic Surgery clinic, please call 203.789.3151.

Podiatric Surgery

Our board-certified podiatric surgeons specialize in reconstructive surgery, trauma, as well as diabetic foot and ankle limb salvage. Podiatric medicine and surgery encompasses treatment for all bone, skin and soft-tissue conditions of the foot and ankle such as bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, nerve pain, flat feet/high arches, revision surgery, orthotic supports, sprains/Ankle instability, Achilles tendon injuries, heel pain, bone spurs, arthritic foot care, growths and tumors, and warts and skin conditions.

The hours for the Podiatric Surgery Clinic are Tuesday and Friday 9 am to noon. For more information about the Podiatric Surgery Clinic, please call 203.789.3152.

Robotic Surgery

Surgeons at Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus are using robotic technology to perform safe, minimally invasive procedures that result in quicker recovery times, fewer side effects, less pain and a quicker return to normal activities. We are one of only a few hospitals in the state to offer patients these advanced robotic technologies. Learn more about Cyberknife and the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Spine Surgery

We're a regional leader in spine surgery, offering cutting-edge procedures including lateral interbody fusion, in which surgeons access the spine from the patient's side. We also offer the latest technology in artificial disc replacement and the X-Stop implant for the treatment of spinal stenosis. Learn more.

Surgical Clinic

Surgical clinics are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 pm and Fridays from 9 am until noon. For more information, please call 203.789.3151.

Thoracic Surgery

We are a leader in the care and treatment of thoracic diseases including lung cancer; and our expert physicians and staff treat a wide range of thoracic malignancies, including esophogeal cancer and chest diseases. Learn more.

Vascular Surgery

We offer a full range of services to diagnose and treat diseases of the vascular system. Our expert vascular surgeons are on the leading edge of new treatments including minimally invasive surgery to treat vascular disease. From diagnostic procedures like arteriograms and ultrasounds to surgical procedures including endovascular repairs of aneurysms, angioplasty and vein removal, they treat hundreds of patients each year from around the region. Learn more.

 

 

 

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