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Surgical Specialties

At Lowell General Hospital, we are able to do all types of adult and pediatric surgery except for open heart surgery and transplants. We are able to do so confidently, safely and effectively with the combination of the talent and expertise of our surgeons, the highly skilled operating room staff, our dedicated anesthesia team, and the technology and equipment to support them all. When you add to that exceptional clinical support within the hospital, you know you are in good hands.

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Lowell General offers surgical services across a wide range of specialties including the following:

General Surgery

General surgery is a broad specialty with a number of subspecialties that focus on a specific type of procedure or area of the body. General surgery ranges from the routine removal of a small lesion or growth to advanced minimally invasive, laparoscopic surgery. While many plan for a surgery, other times it is unexpected. Take comfort in knowing that Lowell General's surgical teams are able to handle all types of general surgery with an anesthesia team available around the clock and a surgical nursing team to support them.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery – also referred to as endoscopic, laparoscopic, arthroscopic or “keyhole” surgery – is performed using tiny instruments to operate inside the body. A minimally invasive technique is now the preferred surgical approach for many conditions, including cancer, heart disease and orthopedic issues, with ongoing advances each year as technology evolves.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System at Lowell General Hospital provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

Bariatric Surgery

Under the comprehensive Center for Weight Management we offer gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding surgery as a surgical weight loss method for those who are morbidly obese. The surgeons who specialize in these procedures have completed more than 800 successful surgeries. For more information about this type of surgery, please contact the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery.

Read about Single-Port Surgery for Weight Loss and Gallbladder Removal.

Orthopedic Surgery

A team of more than 16 orthopedic specialists provide surgical care for bone, muscle, and joint disorders and disease. A complete range of orthopedic surgery includes minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, joint replacements and reconstruction, spine surgery, and cartilage repair.

The Orthopedic Center, located on the M3 Unit at Lowell General Hospital’s main campus, is a dedicated specialty center for the care and recovery of our orthopedic patients. With large private rooms, specialized exercise and physical therapy programs for our hip and knee replacement patients. 

Read about ACL Repair and The Joint Replacement Program

Gynecological Surgery

With the region's only Robotic-Assisted Surgery system, Lowell General Hospital's gynecological surgeons have precision technology available to support specialized procedures. Traditional, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery is available -- matching the most appropriate technique to the right procedure.

Urological Surgery

Surgeons in this specialty do procedures to help treat ureteral and kidney stones, disorders such as incontinence as well as work in conjunction with our cancer center team. Our surgical team supports the radiation seed implant program enabling better treatment for prostate cancer. The urology team offers laser treatment for stones of the ureter and kidney; as well as Robotic-Assisted Surgery.

Neurological Surgery

With brain mapping, micro-instruments and exceptional talent, the neurosurgical team working at Lowell General operate in this specialized field. These procedures go hand-in-hand with dedicated diagnostic services to identify the exact problem and equipment to provide pin-point precision treatment. Three-dimensional imaging tools enable safety in surgery for movement disorders and other neurological problems with an increased level of accuracy.

ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Surgery

Advances in ENT surgery are here. Today's surgery for sinuses and nasal cavities are done with high-definition, three dimensional imaging equipment and precision tools, making it safer and more effective than ever before. Our ENT surgical team works with patients of all ages, providing care as basic as ear tubes for a little one or the removal of tonsils in a teen, sinus repair in an adult as well as thyroid surgery.

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Pediatric Surgery

When a child needs surgery, the whole family has concerns. Our approach to surgery for our youngest patients involves making everyone feel comfortable - kids as well as grown-ups. Learn more about Surgery for Your Child.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery may be a planned surgery for enhancement, augmentation or cosmetic purposes. It may also be performed when a patient comes to the emergency room with an injury to the face. Our plastic surgeons provide a number of surgical options at the main hospital as well as at the Surgery Center at Lowell General Hospital's Chelmsford Campus.

Vascular Surgery

We are proud to offer a variety of comprehensive vascular care at our Heart and Vascular Center. To deliver the highest quality of vascular care to our patients, we provide treatment using the leading edge technology.

This includes the latest technology in endovascular and minimally invasive surgeries:

  • Open and Endovascular Abdominal Aoritic Aneurysm Repairs
  • Aortic stent grafting
  • Peripheral artery stent placement
  • Carotid and Artery Endarterectomies
  • Access for hemodialysis and arthroscleratic disease of the aorta
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