Surgery in Wilmington

The Latest in Safe, Less-Invasive Medical Procedures

Surgery is a medical field researchers are always looking to improve. In its earliest stages, surgery could only be performed by cutting patients open without anesthetic. Now, not only can we put patients in a peaceful state of sedation, new technology has made it possible to operate while only making a few small incisions. Medical advancements have made surgery a much safer, more convenient process, and we’re still looking for ways to move it forward.

At Saint Francis Healthcare, we are committed to treating patients with the safest methods available. We have built our surgery department into a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology, including the da Vinci® Surgical System—a robotic surgical device designed for more precise, minimally-invasive operations.

Surgeries at Saint Francis Healthcare

Our surgical team is highly trained and strives to make every patient feel confident and comfortable as they anticipate an upcoming operation. Below you can learn more about the procedures we offer.

  • Gallbladder & Hernia SurgeryWe perform open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgeries for these procedures. We treat common conditions such as gallstones and umbilical hernias, as well as the more complex ventral, incisional, and recurrent hernias.
  • Bariatric Surgery Saint Francis Healthcare is renowned for its weight loss surgery procedures. We are accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBSAQIP) and perform a wide variety of bariatric operations. We take the time to educate patients on what to expect after surgery so they can continue their weight loss through healthy diet and exercise.
  • Cardiovascular Services If you are at a high risk for heart disease or have suffered a cardiac event, we offer numerous safe, effective cardiovascular procedures, including cardiac catheterization and pacemaker or defibrillator implants.
  • Orthopaedics/Joint Replacement – We offer a variety of orthopaedic procedures for the spine, neck, and shoulders. We also have a comprehensive joint replacement program which includes educational courses on what to expect before and after surgery.
  • Colorectal Surgery Our team treats polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and fecal incontinence with minimally-invasive procedures. We also offer thorough screenings for colorectal cancer.
  • Gastrointestinal Services If you have been dealing with stomach problems or a digestive disorder, we perform many procedures on the gastrointestinal tract, including esophagostomy and colonoscopy.
  • Interventional Radiology – Rather than surgical incisions, the interventional radiology team uses needles and small catheters to perform operations. These minimally invasive techniques treat conditions such as varicose veins, pulmonary embolism, and peripheral arterial disease.

For more information on surgical services, please call Outpatient Surgical Services scheduling at 302.421.4340.