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Surgical Services

Summa Surgical Services

Surgical ServicesSumma Health System board-certified surgeons offer minimally invasive surgical techniques implementing cutting-edge technology and programs such as robotic-assisted surgery, a Telemedical Center, bariatric surgery and bloodless surgery. The team performs more than 47,000 surgeries each year on both an inpatient and outpatient basis at Summa Akron City Hospital, Summa St. Thomas Hospital, Summa Barberton Hospital, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Specialty Surgery Center locations, and Summa affiliate Robinson Memorial Hospital.


Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery. The Bariatric Care Center offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss. Our program includes medical (nonsurgical) and minimally invasive surgical components. The Center is modeled after the standards of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) and Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and has been an American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Center of Excellence since 2007.

Neurosurgery. Summa Health System's neurosurgery team addresses the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal column, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system. Procedures are performed at Summa Akron City and Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals.

Orthopedics. Summa’s Orthopedic services are renowned for innovation and excellence for the treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system including total joint, spine, knee, ankle and rotator. In 2009, Summa and Crystal Clinic Orthopaedics partnered and heightened the attention of two nationally recognized service offerings.

Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery. Plastic and reconstructive surgery services through Summa Health System offer patients the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery. All procedures are performed by a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Surgical Services. Our board-certified surgical services team performs more than 45,000 surgeries a year, providing quality care from diagnosing the need for surgery to the day of the operation, through post-operative care. Applying the latest technology, Summa's surgical treatment options include using minimally invasive techniques such as robotic-assisted surgery and single-incision surgery. 

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