For many people, surgery is a daunting prospect. At MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, though, you can rest easy knowing our surgical specialists share a common goal: creating a patient experience dedicated to superior quality, safety, satisfaction, and the best possible outcomes. Over the years, advancements in medicine, modernization of equipment, and increasingly sophisticated surgical services have revolutionized care at MedStar Health's hospitals. We offer a variety of services designed to facilitate rapid recovery from surgery, and we strive to offer advanced care in a comfortable environment. 


The Stroke Center at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center saves lives every day. We offer new hope to patients who have been told their brain or spinal tumors are inoperable, and we are on the cutting edge of research in movement disorders, epilepsy and stroke treatment. Using the most advanced surgical and microsurgical techniques available today, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center neurosurgeons perform epilepsy surgery, CyberKnife, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Gamma Knife, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Nerve Decompression, Nerve Reconstruction, Neurological Rehabilitation, and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation. Learn more


Our orthopedic specialty care programs offer advanced diagnostic tests, minimally invasive treatments, pain control, long-term rehabilitation and support through the entire process, from evaluation through surgery. Nationally recognized for excellence in orthopedics and sports medicine, MedStar Health is home to one of the world's largest hand centers, a comprehensive sports medicine program, and specialists who are fellowship-trained in care of the hand, foot and ankle, joint replacement, spine and sports medicine. Learn more


When a person’s vascular system is healthy, blood travels freely through blood vessels, carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell in the body. However, when a person begins to develop vascular disease, blood vessels can thicken, harden, and narrow, leading to a host of problems, from leg pain and difficulty walking to stroke and aneurysm. Our Heart and Vascular Center's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is the site of life-saving interventions for heart attack patients, elective angioplasties, and diagnostic procedures. Learn more.


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center offers various surgical options for oncology and cancer care, including Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Axillary Dissection, Lumpectomy, Mastectomies That Spare Nipple and Skin, Immediate Breast Reconstruction, and Prophylactic Mastectomy. Learn more


At the cornerstone of robotic surgery is the da Vinci ® Surgical System–a sophisticated platform designed to expand the surgeon's capabilities.If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments, robotic surgery. Both robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery are both minimally invasive procedures that provide you with the most precise surgery and the shortest recovery, but a few key differences exist. Learn more


MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a part of the MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program, a regional network designed to provide excellence in care and ease of access throughout the Washington, D.C. area.  Our eight board certified colorectal surgeons are specifically trained in the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the colon, rectum and anus.  We offer minimally invasive techniques toward reducing recovery time, minimizing hospital stay and facilitating return to normal daily activity. Learn more