Surgery

Surgical Services With Proven Results

Now Seeing Patients in Hamilton and Cazenovia

Community Memorial Hospital is a leader in general and specialty surgical services – inpatient and ambulatory.

On average, 2,900 surgeries are performed here each year with low surgical infection rate. All four operating rooms at Community Memorial are equipped with laminar flow, a system that reduces ambient bacteria in the air. This technology dramatically decreases the risk of infection following surgery. It provides crucial protection for total joint replacement surgery as well as other operations.

Beyond our four surgical suites, we also have a recovery area, plus a large room for performing diagnostic and minor surgical procedures.

Our Surgical Services Include:

Preparing for surgery? We can help.

Contact Our Surgery Department

For more information regarding the time of arrival on the day of your surgery, please call the day before between 2:00pm – 4:00pm at (315) 824-6171.

Hamilton Specialty Office
164 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346

Cazenovia Family Health Center
3045 John Trush Jr. Boulevard Suite 1
Cazenovia, NY 13035

Surgeries Performed at Community Memorial

  • General Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Urology
  • Ambulatory Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

  • Make a list of questions to ask your physician/surgeon regarding the type of surgery recommended.
  • Determine if the surgical procedure is right for you.
  • Obtain a second opinion, if desired.
  • Check with your health plan regarding costs and coverage of the procedure. * Prepare lists of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements that you take (or have recently taken) for physicians; review with the anesthesiologist and surgeons.
  • Your physician will arrange for preoperative laboratory tests and an interview with your anesthesiologist.
  • Follow all instructions during the weeks and days preceding surgery.
  • Discontinue indicated prescription or over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements prior to surgery, as directed by your surgeon/physician, with the dosages and times you take them.
  • Arrange for necessary home care, equipment, etc., following surgery (this will be covered in your discharge plan).
  • Sign all informed consent, and other legal forms, before surgery.
  • Quit smoking to help in your recovery process.
  • If you use a CPAP machine for sleeping, ask your provider for your settings so we may use them while you’re in the hospital.