General Surgery at Arnot Health

Our Board Certified surgeons encompass a full depth of skill and experience, backed by our continual investment in technology and education. Many also have fellowship training in specialties such as oncology, advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery, and advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. As educators, our surgical team must also keep its clinical and surgical skills keen and current and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Many disciplines, one goal

At Arnot Health, our doctors work within and across disciplines to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care. With many surgeons on staff, we can match your patient's needs with the right surgical expertise to achieve the best possible medical outcome.

Before scheduling surgery, we assess your condition and overall health to determine whether surgery is best We the best treatment. We review the procedure and post-operative requirements so that you have all the information needed to move forward.

Standard conditions for surgery

Our general surgery team treats a variety of conditions:

  • Hernias: groin, ventral, incisional, umbilical
  • Biliary tract: gallstones, biliary dyskinesia, bile duct injuries
  • Breast: cancer, masses, mammography abnormalities
  • Bowel: colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, gastric pathology, tumors
  • Anorectal: hemorrhoids, fistulae, pilonidal disease, prolapse
  • Endocrine: thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas
  • Pancreas: cancer, pancreatitis
  • Skin and soft tissue: lipoma, cysts, melanoma, sarcoma

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used whenever possible, especially for all hernia operations, as well as gallbladder, colon, bowel, adrenal, and esophagus/foregut operations.

Patients can go to Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira for general surgical procedures and operations or Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath for ambulatory procedures.