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Surgery

Surgery can be a stressful experience. That’s why at Memorial Health System, we offer the most advanced surgical program in our region. Our surgeons are highly-trained, with extensive experience using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. This technology allows for a minimally-invasive procedure, better outcomes, and a shorter recovery time – so you can get back to your life faster!

Our surgeons train at the top medical centers around the country, and bring their experiences and skills right here to the Mid-Ohio Valley. We provide care at three locations to serve you better: Marietta Memorial Hospital, Belpre Medical Campus, and Athens Department of Specialty Care. With the techniques our surgeons perform and the conditions they treat, you and your family won’t need to leave home to get the top-quality surgical care you need.


Conditions We Treat

Our surgical team treats conditions including:

  • Appendicitis (swelling of the appendix)
  • Diverticulitis (small, bulging pouches in the digestive tract)
  • Gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disorder, or GERD, in conjunction with The Heartburn Center
  • Gallstones (hard deposits that develop in the gallbladder)
  • Gastritis (swelling of the stomach lining)
  • Hernia (occurs when an internal organ protrudes through a weakened muscle or tissue)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Stomach ulcers (sores on the lining of the stomach)
  • Varicose veins

Services We Offer

Our surgeons offer the full range of surgical services, including:

  • Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Colon surgery
  • Colonoscopy (insertion of long, flexible scope through the rectum and into the colon and large intestine to check for or treat irregularities)
  • Endoscopy
  • Enterectomy (removal of part of the intestine)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (removal of a hemorrhoid)
  • Hernia repair
  • Skin lesions
  • Thyroidectomy (removal of part or all of the thyroid gland)
  • Vasectomy

Why Choose Us

Expert, fully dedicated team

Our surgeons are experts in their fields and possess advanced clinical skills. They have undergone extensive training and receive ongoing education, so you can be sure you’re receiving surgery using leading-edge techniques. Our team is proud to offer world-class surgery combined with kindness and endless support.

Focus on whole-person, family-centered care

Our team is committed to providing excellent surgical services to every patient and family we serve. We are passionate about helping all members of our community live their best life possible.

World-class care, close to home

Our surgeons complete thousands of surgeries each year and offer a wide range of procedures so you can stay close to home and your family while you recover. We work daily to be better at what we do and offer the best quality physical medicine and rehab services that rival those at any large metropolitan area.

Seamless specialty collaboration to optimize care

We work closely with other departments across Memorial Health System that may provide care for you on your journey to improved health, including bariatric, gastroenterology (GI), primary care, urology, and therapy services.


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Preparing for surgery

Successful procedures often start before you arrive at the hospital. To make sure everything goes according to plan, please locate your doctor’s name below and follow the instructions for your specific procedure.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol (ERAS) Protocol

We want everyone who sees us to have the best experience and outcomes possible. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol (ERAS) is a patient-centered, research-based approach that offers the following patient benefits:

  • Decreases complications
  • Decreases side effects from some medications
  • Facilitates recovery/discharge
  • Increases comfort
  • Reduces surgical stress

Procedure preparation instructions

Please follow the instructions below prior to your surgery, based on which medication(s) your doctor has prescribed. Please note that instructions for patients of Drs. Agaba, Lotton, and Nguyen may differ slightly. These instructions can also be found below, under the name of your provider. If you’re unsure which instructions you should follow, please call your doctor’s office for assistance.

Dr. Bradley Carman

Dr. Emmett Lotton

Dr. Tuan Nguyen

Dr. Emmanuel Agaba

 

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