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Surgical Experience and Innovation You Can Trust

When it comes to surgery, you need peace of mind that you are receiving expert care. You want the best doctors, the latest technologies, and a compassionate team who will personally make sure all your questions and concerns are addressed. You will find that here at St. Joseph’s Health.

Whether your surgery needs are simple or complex, inpatient or outpatient, scheduled or unexpected, St. Joseph’s Health offers high quality surgical care with experienced board-certified surgeons, leading- edge techniques and personalized care. We offer a complete range of surgical procedures and services, for both adults and children, for the treatment of a full spectrum of injuries, illnesses, and disorders.  Our surgical teams perform thousands of surgeries each year and are dedicated to using the most advanced and least invasive techniques that only require small incisions, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery.  This means less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recoveries. Our team of experts have specialized training and will work together with you to determine a personalized treatment plan addressing your specific needs.

Depending on your procedure, medical condition, and overall health, you may have:

  • Inpatient surgery services: Stay overnight after surgery at one of our medical centers for more observation and care.
  • Outpatient or same-day surgery services: Visit our ambulatory care center for surgery and return home the same day.

From diagnosis through follow-up, we coordinate our services with doctors in other specialties, as well as your primary care physician to ensure everyone is working together to provide you with the best possible care.  We have a full team of physicians, nurses, and surgical professionals – all with specialized surgical training and a wide range of support services including social services, nutrition, and rehabilitation therapy.  Our goal is to not only treat your condition, but to minimize pain and scarring, reduce recovery time, and get you back to your normal daily life as quickly as possible.

Surgical Areas of Specialization

Ambulatory/Same Day Surgery:  Many procedures can be done on an outpatient, or same-day, basis, so patients can return home right after their surgery. Our same-day surgery centers offer comfort and convenience, combined with the most advanced medical and surgical technology available.

Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery:  Our surgeons are experts in laparoscopic bariatric surgery using the most advanced techniques to help obese patients lose weight.

Breast Surgery:  Our breast surgeons and plastic surgeons specialize in breast-conserving and reconstructive procedures, like lumpectomy and mastectomy. 

Cardiac Surgery:  We offer advanced cardiac surgery care, including coronary artery bypass surgery, complex aortic and mitral valve repair, minimally invasive and open valve replacement, thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery and major aortic reconstructive surgery, among many others. 

Colorectal Surgery:  We provide expert surgical care for diseases of the colon, rectum, small intestines and anus. We use the latest techniques to provide optimal care with less pain, faster recovery time and fewer complications.

Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck Surgery Services:   Our board-certified specialists and surgeons use the latest techniques to evaluate, diagnose and treat your issue to get you back to living your fullest life.

General Surgery:  Our general surgeons perform a variety of elective and emergency procedures for the treatment of gallbladder disease, hernias, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, diseases of the spleen and more.

Gynecologic Surgery:  Our gynecology specialists use surgical techniques to treat conditions unique to women, such as endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts.

Heartburn/Reflux Surgery:  St. Joseph’s Heartburn Center’s skilled surgeons offer the newest advanced treatments, including the robotic LINX® procedure and robotic hiatal hernia repair.

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery:  We have surgeons who specialize in liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct surgery.

Interventional Gastroenterology (GI):  The interventional gastroenterology specialists can help if you have a digestive condition that makes it painful or difficult to eat and digest food.

Neurosurgery:  Our neurosurgeons use advanced techniques, like focused radiation, to treat tumors of the brain and spine, while minimizing damage to the healthy surrounding tissue.

Orthopedics:  We perform total joint replacement of both the hip and knee using minimally invasive procedures.

Pediatric Surgery:  We provide a full range of specialized care for premature babies through adults with surgical problems. 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery:  Our plastic surgeons perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgeries and assist in the treatment of trauma victims. 

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Using the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System, we treat a wide array of conditions with less blood loss, reduced risk of infection and faster recovery.

Surgical Oncology:  Our oncology surgeons have expertise in cancer care across a number of specialties – including breast, thoracic, head and neck, gynecologic, neurologic and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as melanoma.

Thoracic Surgery:  We offer advanced cardiac surgery care, including minimally-invasive and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery which allow us to treat benign and malignant conditions of the lungs, esophagus, trachea, thymus and surrounding areas with fewer complications and quicker recovery. 

Trauma and Critical Care:  St. Joseph’s Health is a New Jersey State Level II designated and American College of Surgeons verified Trauma Center, with state-of-the-art trauma bays and a dedicated surgical critical care trauma unit to care for pediatric and adult patients. The trauma team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – here when you need us most.

Urogynecology: We specialize in treating urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse of the vagina, bladder and uterus.

Urologic Surgery:  Our surgeons specialize in resolving issues of the urinary tract and other urologic conditions while preserving function.

Vascular Surgery:  We are equipped to perform angioplasties and stenting in our state-of-the-art hybrid rooms and heart catheterization labs.