General Surgery

When an illness or injury requires an operation, your primary care doctor will refer you to a general surgeon. Our surgeons are trained to perform a wide range of procedures affecting nearly every part of the body. They determine the need for surgery and provide care before, during and after your procedure.

Our general surgeons at Mercy Health use minimally invasive tools and techniques whenever possible to reduce pain and discomfort and promote faster healing. Find the most technologically-advanced robotic surgical procedures for general surgery, urologic, thoracic, gynecologic, and bariatric patients right here — at Mercy Health. Learn more about our cutting-edge da Vinci® Surgical Systems.

The experienced surgery team at Mercy Health is made of board-certified physicians who are active in our emergency departments. All of our surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. For your convenience,surgery services are available in numerous locations across Greater Cincinnati.

Mercy Health General Surgeons perform common surgical procedures, such as:

  • Abdominal surgery such as appendectomy, cholecystectomy and hernia repair
  • Bariatric (weight loss) surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Excision of tumors, growths, cysts, lipomas and skin lesions
  • Gallbladder and biliary tree surgery
  • Gastric surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Herniorrhaphy (ventral, inguinal, femoral, umbilical)
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Large bowel surgery
  • Surgery for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Small bowel surgery
  • Solid organ surgery (spleen, liver, pancreas)
  • Surgery for diverticulitis
  • Surgery for Pilonidal cyst
  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

To learn more about Mercy Health General Surgeons call 513-981-2222

June Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in June.

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Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that research findings from Mercy Health Physician and orthopaedic surgeon John Gallagher, MD could help joint replacement patients – or any patients undergoing major surgery - regain their infection-fighting edge and lower their rate of complications following surgery.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Have the Latest Robotic Technology

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is the first hospital in Butler County to have the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the newest and most advanced robot used in minimally-invasive surgery, available for patient care. Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital also has the new technology available to serve patients. Surgeons as both hospitals will perform their first procedures using the Xi later this month.

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Mercy Health Partners with ReadySet Surgical

Mercy Health, a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has formed a unique partnership with ReadySet Surgical to streamline the vendor managed surgical supply chain in its own hospitals and co-develop surgical supply chain tools to further operating room efficiency.

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Mercy Health Physicians are Cincinnati’s Top Docs

Each year, Cincinnati Magazine and Cincy Magazine publish a list of Top Doctors and Best Doctors, respectively. The publications send surveys to medical doctors asking them to identify who they would turn to if “you, a family member or a friend needed medical attention.” Many, many Mercy Health Physicians made the lists!

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