Why Choose Us

When it comes to surgery, Stamford Health provides the most advanced clinical care and an exceptional patient experience without traveling far from home. We are unsurpassed in the region for providing superior surgical care and patient satisfaction in a safe, warm, and welcoming environment.


Our surgeons have expertise in a wide range of general surgery and surgical specialties and procedures. From routine to complex procedures, our skilled medical team addresses the unique needs of our patients, including special care for infants and older adults.

As a Planetree hospital, our approach to surgery is holistic and encourages healing for the mind, body, and spirit. Patients and their care partners receive all of the support, guidance, and services needed to make informed decisions, prepare for surgery, and return to everyday life.

We offer expert and multidisciplinary care provided by a team of board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists, Magnet® nurses, physician assistants, therapists, and more health care professionals who collaborate to develop a personalized care plan.

Physical rehabilitation and wound care services are also available to provide seamless surgical care from start to finish, helping patients recover quickly and reduce incidence of complications.

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has awarded Stamford Health Meritorious Status in the high-risk category for Stamford Hospital’s quality outcomes for surgical patient care.


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Stamford Health’s Department of Surgery provides training for Columbia University surgical residents and medical students, as well as physician assistants, surgical nurses, and technologists from surrounding educational institutions.
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PRE-SURGICAL OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM

To ensure a smooth experience and discharge, our pre-surgical optimization program (POP) relies on a detailed and thorough preadmission intake appointment and presurgical testing and evaluation. Download a PDF (ENG & ESP) about POP.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Our newly renovated facilities (including eight new surgical suites) merge advanced medical technology with a safer, more pleasant environment.


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OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION

Patients can work toward their goals of improving strength and range of motion when working with our outpatient rehabilitation team. Patients benefit from regular sessions with a skilled therapist who puts their needs first. Learn more.


Take A Look Inside Our Facilities

Stamford Hospital is certified as a level II trauma center, has a pediatric emergency department, and is home to more than 1,000 medical staff members.

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What To Expect Before, During, And After Surgery

Stamford Health is reimagining healing in every way, distinguishing ourselves as the most trusted health care partner for the communities we serve.

  • Our friendly team of health care providers offer support from the minute a patient enters our facility through recovery and discharge. Our pain management team works alongside the surgeon to prepare for and manage any discomfort.
  • When entering our first-floor surgery center, our reception staff will review paperwork, provide a bracelet, and walk a patient to their room.
  • In the pre-operative holding area, a patient will be assisted by our pre-op nursing staff, who will help prepare them for surgery and address any needs or concerns. A care partner is welcome to join in the pre-op holding room.
  • Visitors may wait in our reception area during the procedure and can join a patient in recovery when the surgery is complete. Afterwards, we’ll help answer any recovery and home care-related questions to ensure a safe discharge.


A Message From Our Chair, Dr. David Yuh

The Stamford Health Department of Surgery is the premiere operating service in Fairfield and Westchester counties, distinguished by expert surgeons, outstanding teamwork, genuine patient-centered care and excellent quality performance outcomes. Our ability to deliver such a high level of surgical care begins with a skilled and cohesive team of surgeons and anesthesiologists, with a broad range of surgical specialties, who are supported by experienced operating room, critical care, and unit nurses, physician assistants, and support staff. We are fortunate to serve our patients in Stamford Hospital, designed to accommodate continuously advancing and high-tech procedures and provide a more calming and welcoming environment for patients and their families.

It is an honor to work with so many outstanding surgeons and staff to provide exceptional care to patients in our community.

- David Yuh, MD, FACS, FACC, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Stamford Health

MORE ABOUT DR. DAVID YUH



Surgery FAQs

  • Can a primary care physician provide a referral to a specific surgical specialty at Stamford Health?
    Your primary care physician plays a crucial role in guiding your health care journey. They can refer you to a specific surgical specialty at Stamford Health, and we encourage open communication about your preferences. Discussing your needs with your primary care physician ensures a tailored and collaborative approach to your surgical care. To initiate the process, you can also contact us directly at 203.276.7940.
  • What types of postoperative recovery programs are available at Stamford Health?
    At Stamford Health, we offer a comprehensive range of recovery programs tailored to support you after surgical procedures. Whether it’s rehabilitation, outpatient care, or specialized therapies, our programs are designed to optimize your recovery journey. Explore more about our recovery programs here.
  • Can family members attend preoperative consultations or information sessions with the surgical team?
    We understand the importance of a united support system. While preoperative consultations are typically patient-focused, we encourage open communication. If there are specific opportunities for family involvement, our team will provide guidance on how they can be part of the discussions about the surgical plan.
  • What resources or support does Stamford Health offer to help families assist with recovery at home?
    Stamford Health is committed to supporting families in the postoperative phase. We provide comprehensive postoperative care instructions, educational materials, and support services to assist family members in contributing to the patient’s recovery journey at home.
  • What amenities or services are provided for families while waiting for a loved one undergoing surgery?
    We recognize the importance of comfort for families during the waiting period. Our facilities are equipped with amenities and support services to ensure a reassuring environment, allowing families to wait with peace of mind.
  • Can you get a second opinion from a surgeon at Stamford Health if you’ve seen another surgeon elsewhere?
    Absolutely. Seeking a second opinion is a common and encouraged practice. Your well-being is our priority, and we support your decision to explore multiple perspectives. Our skilled surgeons are here to provide you with the insights needed to make informed choices about your surgical care.

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