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  • Surgical Services
    For Patients and Families:
    Patient Surgical Services guide.

    The department of surgery at Rhode Island Hospital provides state-of-the-art services for inpatients and outpatients. The hospital's surgeons have expertise in:

    • Cardio thoracic surgery
    • Trauma surgery
    • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Orthopedic surgery
    • Ophthalmic surgery
    • Plastic reconstructive surgery
    • Cosmetic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pediatric surgery
    • Trauma surgery

    Areas of special expertise include:

    • Coronary artery bypass grafting;
    • Valve replacement and repair;
    • Defibrillator implantation;
    • Emergency medicine/critical care and trauma;
    • Pediatric orthopedic surgery;
    • Vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery;
    • Surgical oncology;
    • Vascular surgery for distal vascular reconstruction and renovascular hypertension, and
    • Bariatric surgery

    Specialized, state-of-the-art equipment includes lasers, laparoscopy (endoscopy video monitoring for multiple specialties and arthroscopy), rapid infusion sets, specialized monitoring for carotid and spinal surgery, the harmonic scalpel (developed and pioneered here), image intensifiers, and a heart/lung machine.

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    To refer a patient for surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, please call 401-272-1800 or fax 401-751-5124 during business hours. After hours call 401-521-0900 and page the surgeon on call.