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Surgical Care

Minimally Invasive Surgery


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 you with an optimum surgical experience that will offer you an improved quality of life. Call 781-624-4300 for more information. We invite you to also visit the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s website for their article:  Be Informed: Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Have Surgery. surgery

Surgical Services Overview

South Shore Hospital's surgical 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 work collaboratively on behalf of patients - before, during, and following each operation. Together, the team performs approximately 13,300 inpatient and outpatient surgeries each year. 


The Dr. James A. and Mary Lynd Dolphin Surgical Center at 55 Fogg Road features 14 brand-new operating suites, each outfitted with the latest equipment and technology to assist surgeons in performing all types of procedures - from highly complex vascular surgery to more routine appendectomies.

Day (outpatient) surgery is performed at both the Dolphin Surgical Center at 55 Fogg Road and the Center for Orthpedics, Spine and Sports Medicine at 2 Pond Park Road in Hingham.

Our endoscopy suite features three procedure rooms and 11 patient beds. It is staffed by registered nurses on Mondays-Fridays, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The unit primarilycares for patients requiring colonoscopies, gastroscopies, liver biopsies, or bronchoscopies.

The central processing department supports our surgical program by assuring a ready supply of sterile equipment and instrumentation.

Following surgical procedures, patients initially recuperate in our post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Our PACU features 29 beds and is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery

South Shore Hospital offers minimally-invasive and image-guided operating techniques.  Minimally-invasive procedures are commonly used at South Shore Hospital for hernia, gall bladder and appendix surgeries, as well as for complex procedures involving the colon, liver, stomach, esophagus, bladder and reproductive organs. It is now possible for surgeons to reach the same internal organs through a few small incisions instead of large ones — reducing patients’ pain and speeding their recovery. South Shore Hospital 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 makes it possible for our surgeons to operate on specific areas with precision and accuracy.

State-of-the-Art Technology, Expert Staff

Our Outpatient Rehabilitation Center assists surgical patients in regaining 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.

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