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Our Services

Surgical Services

Physician at MMH surgical departmentMassena Memorial Hospital prides itself in delivering Surgical Services in a manner that considers the needs of the patient before, during and after a specific procedure.  It features a comprehensive approach that treats pre-op, the surgical event and the post surgical recovery patient experiences with exceptionally qualified and trained professionals all charged to deliver the highest level of patient care with dignity, compassion and respect.

Our Team

The medical professional, who make up the surgical and endoscopy teams and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Massena Memorial Hospital are:

  • Surgical Team. An OR team consisting of surgeons, anesthesiologists, circulating nurses (RNs), LPNs and operating room technicians.
  • Endoscopy Team. Gastroenterologists, General Surgeons, Internal Medicine physicians, and circulating nurses (RN).
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Is staffed by RNs who are all Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified.

The goal is to give superior care and return the patient to a normal life as quickly as possible.

Surgical Unit

Operating room at the Surgical Services DepartmentThe Hospital’s modern Surgical Services Department is a comprehensive Unit focused on delivering state-of-the art surgical care for a variety of conditions and includes the following:

  • Operating Room - with suites, one of which is dedicated to cytoscopy and all of which accommodate surgical procedures for both inpatients and ambulatory patients.
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) - has four observation bays where specially trained nurses attend to patients after receiving general or regional anesthesia.
  • Ambulatory Surgery, an Outpatient Clinic

Surgical Services

Surgery teamOur services include General Surgery, Orthopedics (including total replacement of knees, hips and shoulders), Urological Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Ophthalmology, and a wide range of Endoscopic procedures. Both laser surgery and Laparoscopic surgical procedures are available. The anesthesia department also provides Pain Clinic services for area patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. The range of patients spans the very young with the pediatrics services group to the very old receiving geriatric services.


Team prepped for surgeryThe benefits derived from using the Surgical Services available at Massena Memorial Hospital include:

  • A thoroughly modern local facility sensitive to the needs of the community and its patients.
  • A professionally trained medical staff fully versed in the latest surgical procedures and techniques.
  • A team focused on getting patients back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.
  • State-of-the-art visual enhancing technology that provides exceptional clarity during surgical procedures.
  • Inpatient and outpatient services that rival much larger institutions.
  • Comprehensive pediatrics and geriatrics services.
  • Certifications that include Advanced Cardiac Life Support training for cardiac specific emergencies.
  • Easy to access, easy to use, easy to understand website based educational resources to help patients become more informed about conditions and options available to them prior to engaging our services.

For more information

If you have any questions about an upcoming surgery, endoscopy or the pain management clinic, we invite you to contact the Massena Memorial Hospital’s Director of Surgical Services, Val Skomsky, at (315) 769-4345 or by email at