Surgeons at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital perform more than 12,000 operations each year, and many of them are laparoscopic. These board-certified surgeons have pioneered new procedures for the region and led the way in advanced technology. Some of their specialties include:

Bariatric/gastric bypass
Cosmetic and plastic
Ear, nose, and throat
General surgeries
Neurosurgery/Back Surgery
Thoracic surgery

Bariatric/gastric bypass is a major gastrointestinal operation that seals off most of the stomach to reduce the amount of food one can eat, it rearranges the small intestine to reduce the calories your body can absorb.

Breast including sentinel node biopsies, mastectomies and lumpectomies

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Colorectal for treatment of colon cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and other diseases of the colon and rectum, including minimally invasive removal of tumors.

Cosmetic and plastic including breast, facial and reconstruction surgeries

Ear, nose, and throat surgeries to treat hearing loss, sinus conditions, throat cancers, and nasal reformation.

General surgeries including minimally invasive hernia repair, gall bladder removal, and abdominal procedures.

Gynecological to treat fibroids, and diseases of the reproductive organs, including "no incision" alternatives to hysterectomy.

Neurosurgery including microsurgery for herniated disks and vertebroplasty for collapsed vertebrae.

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Ophthalmologic surgery to remove cataracts and correct deformities of and around the eye.

Oral surgery for diseases and conditions of the mouth and jaw, including jaw realignment.

Orthopedics including surgery of the bones and joints, including total hip and knee replacements

Podiatric surgeries ranging from removal of bunions to reconstruction of the foot and ankle

Skin surgeries including removal of melanomas, common growths and skin graft procedures.

Urologic surgery, treating prostate conditions, urinary incontinence, kidney stones, and diseases of the kidneys and bladder.

Cardiac and Endovascular procedures and surgery, The Cardiac & Endovascular Center delivers quality clinical services, with a broad array of therapies and procedures that allow patients to live healthier, higher quality lives. This commitment to quality ensures that the Cardiac & Endovascular Center provides residents of Boston's northern suburbs with ready access to the most advanced care that includes the latest diagnostic and treatment capabilities rarely found in community settings. 

Minimally-invasive thoracic surgery. All forms of minimally invasive thoracic surgery are offered at Hallmark Health System including surgery for the treatment of:

  • lung cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • benign diseases of the lung and mediastinal tumors
  • minimally invasive lung procedures, and vascular surgeries of the major arteries and veins

Procedures are performed by the following physicians:

Roy G. Oommen, MD

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Patient Profile: Vascular Surgery Minimally invasive procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Patient Profile: Orthopedic Surgery

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Spinal microsurgery gets patients back into action quickly

Not too long ago, outpatient surgical repair of herniated discs and other degenerative disc diseases through a one-inch incision was unimaginable to all but a few. Read More

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