Our Approach

Our Approach

When you need surgery, you want the most advanced clinical care and an exceptional patient experience without traveling far from home. Stamford Health is 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 complex heart, vascular and orthopedic surgeries to minimally invasive surgical approaches and robotic-assisted surgery that address the unique needs of patients across the age spectrum, including special care for infants and older adults, with outstanding quality performance outcomes.

As a Planetree hospital, our approach to your surgery is holistic and encourages healing in all dimensions - mind, body, and spirit. You and your family receive all of the support, guidance and services you need to make informed decisions, prepare for surgery, maximize healing and return back to your life.

Your Surgery Experience

Your Surgery Experience

At Stamford Health, you'll work with our friendly staff, nurses, and providers from the minute you walk through our door through your recovery and discharge to go home. When you enter our first floor surgery center, our reception staff will greet you and ensure your paperwork is complete.

After check-in, you’ll receive your bracelet and walk with your clinical staff to your room. The tracking board maintains your confidentiality as your progress is updated. In the pre-op holding area, you’ll work closely with a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and registered nurse (RN) who’ll help prepare you for your surgery and keep you comfortable every step of the way. A family member or loved one is welcome to join you in the pre-op holding room as your surgeon joins you to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

You’ll be in good hands from start to finish, with our safety and quality checks along the way. Visitors are welcome to wait in our reception area during your procedure and can join you in recovery when the surgery is complete. Afterwards, we’ll help answer any recovery and home care related questions to ensure you are discharged safely and can go home for recovery.

Meet Our Chair

Meet Our Chair

Dr. David YuhThe Stamford Health Department of Surgery is the premier 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 the new 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

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Expert and multidisciplinary care provided by a team of board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists, Magnet® nurses, perioperative staff, surgical residents, physician assistants, technologists, therapists and health professionals who collaborate to develop a plan of care tailored to your individualized needs.

Renovated, state-of-the-art facilities that merge advanced medical technology with a safer, more pleasant patient environment, including eight new surgical suites that accommodate the latest complex surgery and robotic procedures, a hybrid operating room dedicated to advanced vascular and radiological procedures, and 2 specialized integrated neurosurgical and spine rooms equipped for complex cases and robotic procedures.

Superb quality care and patient safety consistently achieved through an interdisciplinary team approach to evidence-based practices and continuous performance monitoring.

An innovative Pre-surgical Optimization Program (POP) that sets consistent standards for the preoperative evaluation and preparation of patients undergoing inpatient surgery and proactively plans for a smooth discharge process. 

Our affiliation with Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, for which we proudly serve as a teaching hospital for Columbia’s surgical residents.

A wealth of education, resources and support programs that promote healing and wellness

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