Surgery | OR

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Facility and Technology

Effingham Hospital’s Surgery facility attracts top visiting surgeons from around the region with state-of-the-art resources, including two fully integrated operating room suites with video/PACS capabilities. Facilities also include one integrated GI suite for all endoscopic gastrointestinal procedures. We offer outpatient (same day) surgeries, as well as inpatient and observation procedures.

Many local and Savannah-based physicians are credentialed to operate on patients at Effingham Hospital. Ask your doctor if this is an option, or find a doctor with EHS privileges here.

Find a Physician/Specialist


  • DaVinci Robotic Surgery

    Effingham Health System is bringing minimally invasive surgery to Effingham with the daVinci Robotic Surgery System. Because it is minimally invasive, this type of surgery can reduce the time it takes patients to heal and allow them to get back to normal life as quickly as possible.

    Now offering procedures for general surgery. We will be adding additional specialty surgeries soon. Please consult your surgeon to see if daVinci Robotic Surgery is right for you.

  • General Surgery

    All general surgical procedures to include cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), appendectomy, hernia repair, any obstructions/bleeding of the GI tract, abscess/cyst removal/treatment, and any other general condition that may affect the human body.

  • Endoscopic Gastrointestinal

    All endoscopic procedures of the entire GI tract, both upper and lower for bleeding, polyp removal, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), GERD, routine screening, and any other condition that may warrant investigation by a gastroenterologist.

  • Opthalmic

    Cataract repair and replacement surgery, with state-of-the-art instrumentation and equipment, is attracting some of Savannah’s top Opthamologists to Effingham Hospital.

  • Orthopaedic

    All joint replacement procedures: To include shoulder, hip, knee, and all finger/toe joint replacement for conditions like osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, fractures, degenerative arthritis, and any other condition requiring replacement.

    All sports medicine procedures: To include arthroscopy (shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle), ACL reconstruction, tendon and cartilage reconstruction, and any/all fracture repair from any sports-related injuries or general orthopaedic injuries.

    All general orthopaedic conditions: To include spinal injury/disease (herniated discs, deformity, stenosis, etc.) fractures, dislocations, joint injuries, pain management, and trauma.

    Pediatric orthopaedics: All conditions involving pediatrics to include congenital abnormalities, bone growth deformities, pediatric injuries, pediatric spinal surgery, and soft tissue deformities and injuries.

  • Podiatry

    Specialized surgery for the foot and ankle to include bunionectomy, joint replacement, tendon repair, and any soft tissue repair/reconstruction.

  • Neurological

    Specializing in spinal disease and repair to include surgery of the cervical (neck) spine and thoracic/lumbar spine with fusion capabilities and management. We also provide pain management of the spine.

  • Urological/Gynecological

    All problems associated with the female urinary and reproductive system to include partial and complete hysterectomy, ablation of cancers and fibromas, urinary incontinence or difficulties, and any other anomalies involving this body system. Both laparoscopic and open procedures are done as needed.

  • Other Surgeries

    • Allergy injections
    • Medication injections/infusions
    • Blood administrations—on a regular basis in our day surgery suite


Pre-operative Instructions

Patients should expect a call from our nursing staff prior to their surgery. All pre-operative instructions for procedures performed at Effingham Hospital will be clearly communicated directly by the nursing staff. Most importantly, patients will learn the time and date of arrival for their procedure and will be given instructions on cleansing, what items to bring, what medications to take the morning of surgery, and any other concerns.

Your Final Arrival Time for surgery will be the time given to you by our Effingham Hospital Nurse during your pre-op phone call.