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High-Quality Surgery With Proven Results

Community Memorial Hospital is an award-winning leader in general and specialty surgical services – inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory.

On average 2,900 surgeries are performed here each year with award-winning*, 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, dramatically cutting the risk of infection following surgery. It provides crucial protection for total joint replacements as well as other operations.

Community Memorial received a Certificate of Excellence for highest overall performance in the combined clinical process and surgical care improvement project measures as part of the 2014 Hospital Performance Incentive Program of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Surgical Services include:

General Surgery

  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Bowel resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Hernia
  • Lesion excision
  • Scar tissue removal

Gynecologic Surgery

  • Bladder
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Tubal ligation


Community Memorial is the ONLY hospital in the state of New York to achieve one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2016 AND one of the 100 Best Hospitals for Overall Orthopedics.

  • Total joint replacements and revisions
  • Sports medicine
  • Treatment of spine injuries and diseases


  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Strabismus (Eye muscle)


  • Biopsy
  • Tumor removal
  • Vasectomies

Ambulatory Surgery

Medical technology has made it possible for many surgical patients to enter the hospital, have the procedure and be home all in the same day. Breast biopsies, arthroscopic surgery (especially knees), hernia repairs and carpal tunnel releases are typical of the ambulatory procedures being performed routinely at Community Memorial.

Joint Orientation

Before surgery, joint replacement patients attend a free, comprehensive pre-surgery orientation led by your Community Memorial health care team.

Contact Surgery

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.

Updated Visiting Hours: Effective Wednesday March 23, 2022

Visiting Hours: 1pm - 7pm daily

*These hours are subject to change

Each patient will be allowed the following:

  • Emergency Department & Inpatient: 4 visitors per day, 2 at a time
  • Ambulatory Surgery: 1 visitor per day

All visitors must undergo screening and wear a mask at all times. Visitors must be 12 years old or older.  If you have any questions or concerns please call Administration at (315)824-6082