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St. Lawrence Health

General Surgery & Trauma

Expert Surgical Care Close to Home

When every second counts, you want surgical and trauma care you can trust. The St. Lawrence Health surgical teams work seamlessly to provide the highest quality of surgical care to you and your family. From routine to complex procedures, we are committed to offering exceptional surgical care close to home.

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Our Surgical Services

The St. Lawrence Health surgeons perform routine and complex procedures, with a focus on minimally-invasive procedures when appropriate. We have pioneered surgeries never before performed in the North Country, like the first laparoscopic adrenalectomy and the first knee surgery performed using custom 3-D printed replacements. 

Our general surgical services include:

  • Abdominal infections
  • Abscesses
  • Appendix surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernias 
  • Liver surgery
  • Major lymphatic dissections
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Skin and soft tissue infections

Whatever your surgical procedure, you’re in expert hands.

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We understand that surgery may be a new experience for you and your family. That's why we've compiled important information in helping you prepare for your surgical procedure. 

Preparing for Surgery

We understand that surgery may be a new experience for you and your family. That's why we've compiled important information in helping you prepare for your surgical procedure. 

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After surgery, you may experience some side effects and soreness. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you in the recovery process.

Post Surgical Care

After surgery, you may experience some side effects and soreness. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you in the recovery process.

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Canton-Potsdam Hospital received Level III Trauma Center Verification in 2018 and is currently the only center of its kind in St. Lawrence County. Level III Trauma Center Verification means we have met nationally recognized standards in providing care to the most critically injured patients, with monitoring of care, and processes in place to continuously improve the care provided. CPH is fully-equipped to provide rapid and thorough trauma care to adults involved in severe car and motorcycle accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, traumatic brain injury, burns, and falls.  When time is of the essence, it's good to know that trauma care is close to home.

Level III Trauma Center

Canton-Potsdam Hospital received Level III Trauma Center Verification in 2018 and is currently the only center of its kind in St. Lawrence County. Level III Trauma Center Verification means we have met nationally recognized standards in providing care to the most critically injured patients, with monitoring of care, and processes in place to continuously improve the care provided. CPH is fully-equipped to provide rapid and thorough trauma care to adults involved in severe car and motorcycle accidents, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, traumatic brain injury, burns, and falls.  When time is of the essence, it's good to know that trauma care is close to home.

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Our Surgery & Trauma Locations