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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

Orthopedic

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

Ophthalmology

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Strabismus (Eye muscle)

Urology

  • 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.

Post COVID-19 Visitor PolicyEffective Friday, July 9, 2021

Visiting hours will be strictly enforced. Exceptions may be allowed on a case by case basis with leadership approval.

Visiting hours will only be as follows for Med/Surg and SCU:

  • Monday through Friday: 1pm – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • Each patient will only be allowed two registered visitors at one time.
  • 1 visitor only to Amb/Surg. Ambulatory visitors will be screen in Ambulatory.
  • There is no restriction on the number of visitors per day.
  • Visitors must maintain social distancing of six feet, even in patients rooms.
  • Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors are not permitted to visit and patient who is in isolation, unless exceptional circumstances and prior approval have been obtained.
  • Visitors are to remain in the patient room at all times unless directed by staff to leave due to a treatment.