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Surgical Specialties

Acute Care & Trauma Surgery »

Injury is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans under age 44 and accounts for significant disability in this population, regardless of race, gender or economic status. When seconds count, the specialized care offered at the Kessler Burn & Trauma Center can mean the difference between life and death.

Bariatric & GI Surgery »

It seems so simple: Eat less, exercise more—significantly lose weight. But for many severely overweight people, diets and exercise just don't work. And repeated attempts lead to the unhealthy yo-yo effect of short-term success followed by inevitable weight gain. Frustrating, depressing, even deadly. Fortunately, there is a solution: Weight loss, or bariatric surgery, which has an 80% success rate in sustained weight loss. At the Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital, we specialize in improving the lives of people whose weight poses a serious health risk.

Cardiac Surgery »

The Division of Cardiac Surgery is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to patients with cardiac disorders that require surgery. We are committed to the development of new approaches and techniques offering patients the best surgical alternatives while minimizing hospital stay and health care costs. we provide comprehensive cardiac care to all patients, from infants to adults.

Colorectal Surgery »

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the intestines, rectum, and anus. Our team of highly qualified surgeons deals effectively with the full range of colorectal disorders, and each of us is committed to providing you with compassionate, high-quality care.

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Gastrointestinal »

We specialize in treating malignant and non-malignant HPB-GI conditions, providing complete and individualized care to patients in an environment that is compassionate and conducive to healing.

Pediatric Surgery »

Pediatric Surgery offers surgical care for newborns to young adulthoods. We offer both routine and complex surgery of neonates, children, and adolescents. In addition, the division is responsible for the management of pediatric trauma patients in collaboration with other pediatric specialists.

Plastic Surgery »

You’re looking to improve your appearance by having a face lift. Your child was born with a cleft palate and you’re not sure where to turn. You've achieved dramatic weight loss, but now you're left with "loose" skin. Or perhaps you recently had a mastectomy and are thinking about reconstructive surgery. Whatever your specific need, our specialists in plastic surgery are here to help.

Solid Organ Transplant »

The Division of Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Rochester Medical Center has earned a reputation for providing sensitive, compassionate, world-class care from some of the best physicians and staff in the country. We offer multi-organ transplant services and are recognized as a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) transplant center.

Surgical Oncology »

The Department of Surgical Oncology offers specialty surgical services for patients with solid organ malignancies. We use advanced procedures to treat patients with breast cancer, melanoma, and a wide variety of other cancers.

Thoracic & Foregut Surgery »

Thoracic surgery encompasses surgery on the chest wall and organs contained within the thoracic, or chest, cavity. Surgery of the foregut addresses problems in the esophagus, stomach, and proximal small intestine. Together, these organs work to prepare food and fluids for absorption by the remainder of the bowel, and to prevent reflux of gastric acid, bile, and pancreatic secretions backward into the esophagus.

Vascular Surgery »

The Division of Vascular Surgery at UR Medicine Heart and Vascular is one of the world's foremost centers for vascular surgery, offering treatment for the full range of arterial (artery), venous (vein) and peripheral vascular disorders. We are an international leader in quality patient care, surgical outcomes and research.