Surgical Services


Comprehensive, state-of-the-art services for high quality surgical care

Southwest General offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services to meet the needs of residents of the greater Cleveland area.  These services, combined with a skilled surgical staff, advanced technologies and state-of-the-art operating room facilities help us provide high-quality surgical care for the best possible patient outcomes.

Surgical Services Focused on Quality Outcomes

Southwest General combines a personalized approach to care with advanced technology for innovative, minimally invasive and robotic surgeries. These procedures offer significant patient benefits, including shorter hospital stays, less pain and scarring, and a quicker recovery.

Skilled surgeons on Southwest General's medical staff collaborate with physicians in a wide range of specialties to offer the best quality patient care in the safest and most effective manner. Additionally, experienced anesthesiologists offer a range of pain management options, including both general and regional anesthesia.

Easing the Anxiety of the Surgical Experience

Southwest General's Surgery Pavilion features 16 state-of-the-art surgical suites for both inpatient and outpatient procedures. For patient convenience, preadmission testing and outpatient testing are both housed in the Pavilion. Private rooms in the pre-anesthesia area allow patients and their families to remain together until surgery, thereby reducing anxiety.

Our surgical waiting area focuses on family needs and includes comfortable furniture, reading and television viewing areas, computer hook-ups and free internet service. A surgical services staff member keeps families informed of their loved one's progress during surgery and recovery. Families are given pagers so that they can be notified when the surgeon is ready to see them, and five consultation rooms provide privacy for family conversations with surgeons.

Comprehensive Surgical Services

The surgical services provided at Southwest General include the following, among others:

  • Breast surgery
  • General surgery. Surgery that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and thyroid gland)
  • Vascular, thoracic, and cardiothoracic surgery. Surgery on the heart, valves, vascular system, lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm
  • Orthopedic surgery. Surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system
  • Ophthalmic surgery. Surgery performed on the eye
  • Oral, ENT and surgery. Procedures performed on the ear, nose, mouth, jaw, and throat
  • Urological and gynecological surgery. Procedures involving the urinary tract and reproductive organs
  • Neurological surgery. Surgery focused on treating structural diseases and spinal column, the central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system
  • Plastic/Reconstructive surgery.  Correction or restoration of form and function of the body’s tissues
  • Podiatric surgery. Surgery performed on the foot and ankle
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgical procedures

We Look Forward to Helping You

For additional information on any of our surgical procedures or specialties, please call our Health Connection.