Surgical Services

Why choose Wayne Health for Surgery?

Wayne Health surgeons focus on your personal well-being, while performing advanced surgeries for the most complex medical conditions.

Surgeons in the Michael & Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery are recognized for their expertise in performing extremely complex surgeries, such as the Whipple procedure, a difficult and demanding, but often lifesaving procedure, to treat tumors and other disorders of the pancreas, intestine and bile duct.

Our surgeons strive to deliver a faster recovery and to lower the risk of complications by using minimally invasive techniques that employ the most sophisticated imaging and robotic-assisted technologies.

Our surgeons embrace technological changes that benefit patients. We work side-by-side with biomedical engineers in the Wayne State Surgery Department’s futuristic Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) Lab to actively develop new treatment methods and technologies that benefit surgical patients around the world. Wayne Health surgeons are also faculty members of the Wayne State School of Medicine who teach the next generation of surgeons, advancing medicine and surgery to improve health care in the future for everyone.

Surgical services offered

Our approach to treatment

Wayne Health Surgical Services offers a full range of surgical procedures, including emergency surgeries for traumatic injuries or life-threatening conditions; minimally invasive surgeries with shorter recovery times; and complex surgeries available only at the most experienced surgical centers. We focus on providing the highest quality care, creating a treatment plan to meet a patient’s specific care needs. We offer healing through state-of-the-art surgical technologies, incomparable surgical skills, and, most important of all, through compassion.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive techniques are used by almost every discipline within general surgery, when possible. Procedures that are typically treated with a minimally invasive approach include:

The tools our surgeons use to perform minimally invasive surgery include the Da Vinci surgical robot and the most advanced forms of imaging the body, including CT, PET, MRI, and ultrasound.  

Advancing research and medical education

Wayne Health surgeons are faculty members at the Michael & Marian Ilitch Department of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, one of the nation’s top medical schools with a 150-year history of inventing the future of surgical care through:

Through our affiliation with the Wayne State School of Medicine, physicians at Wayne Health also conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to our patients sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and before FDA approval or commercial availability.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.

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