We understand that having surgery can be a very important event in your life. Our medical and nursing staffs share a common goal: to provide an optimum surgical experience that gives you confidence during the journey and improves your quality of life long after.
World-leading Surgical Services in Weymouth
South Shore Hospital's surgical services team includes 188 board-certified surgeons, 25 board-certified anesthesiologists, 21 certified registered nurse anesthetists and more than 200 nurses, technicians and other perioperative staff members who closely collaborate before, during, and following each surgery. Together, our team performs over 13,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries each year, in a full range of surgical specialties.
State-of-the-Art Surgical Suites
The Dr. James A. and Mary Lynd Dolphin Surgical Center at 55 Fogg Road features 14 operating suites, each equipped with the latest technology to help our surgeons perform all types of procedures—from routine appendectomies to highly complex vascular surgeries.
We perform outpatient surgery at both the main campus of 55 Fogg Road and the Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine at 2 Pond Park Road in Hingham.
Our endoscopy suite features three procedure rooms and 11 patient beds, and is staffed by registered nurses Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The unit primarily cares for patients requiring colonoscopies, gastroscopies, liver biopsies or bronchoscopies.
Following surgery, patients initially recuperate in our post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), which features 29 beds and is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses.
Minimally Invasive, Image-Guided Surgery
South Shore Hospital offers the advantage of minimally invasive surgery for a wide range of conditions, from common hernia, gall bladder and appendix surgeries to more complex procedures involving the colon, liver, stomach, esophagus, bladder and reproductive organs. Our surgeons can reach the same internal organs through smaller incisions—reducing patient pain and scarring while speeding recovery.
South Shore surgeons use tiny cameras, miniature microscopes, fiber-optic lights, voice-activated technology and high-definition monitors to see inside the body and manipulate delicate tissue. Powerful imaging technology allows our surgeons to operate on specific areas with unprecedented precision and accuracy.
Expert Care through Surgery—and Beyond
Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center helps patients regain maximum flexibility and mobility following their surgery, and our South Shore Visiting Nurses are expert in facilitating surgical recovery at home.
South Shore Hospital follows recognized standards and guidelines for surgical practice, as established by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Centers for Disease Control and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.