Surgical Services

Surgical Services

Facing surgery can be stressful, but the experienced staff at Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward, Nebraska, believes having surgery available close to home by a qualified and trusted surgical team can ease the situation.

We are proud to offer top-of-line healthcare in Seward, NE. Our perioperative area includes two large operating rooms, an endoscopy suite, private pre-surgical and post-surgical staging areas, as well as, advanced technology decontamination and sterilization rooms. Surgery and anesthesia are available 24/7 for emergencies. In addition to emergency surgeries we offer a wide array of elective procedures right here close to home.

Memorial Health Care Systems has built a network of cooperation between our family practice physicians and visiting specialists. Our professionals have access to enhanced facilities and state-of-the-art surgical equipment including minimally invassive daVinci Xi Robotic Surgery.

Please contact Memorial Hospital OR Supervisor at (402) 643-2971 for additional information.

Surgical Procedures performed at Memorial Hospital

Surgical Procedures performed at Memorial Hospital
Surgical Procedures performed at Memorial Hospital

Below is a list of some of the procedures available at Memorial Hospital. Contact Memorial Hospital OR Supervisor for additional information (402)643-2971.


Upper Endoscopy (EGD)

General ENT Procedures Available
Myringotomies with Tubes

General Surgery 
Appendectomy: Robotic, Laparoscopic and Open
Bowel Resections
Breast Biopsy
Cholecystectomy: Robotic, Laparoscopic and Open
Herniorrhaphy: Inguinal, Femoral, Incisional, Ventral - Robotic, Laparoscopic and Open
Incision and Drainage
Lumpectomy/Partial Mastectomy

A & P Repair
D & C 
Endometrial Ablation
Hysterectomies: Robotic, Laparoscopic, Abdominal, Vaginal
Interstim Placement
Laparoscopies: Diagnostic and Operative 
Tubal Ligation

General Orthopedic and Hand Specialties Available
ACL repair
Anterior Hip Replacement
Arthroscopy of: Knee, Shoulder
Carpel Tunnels
Closed/Open Reductions of Fractures
Hand Surgery
Hip Pinning
Hip Prosthesis
Reduction of Fractures
Tendon Repair 
Total Knee Replacement
Pain Management
Epidural Steroid Injection
Pain Stimulator Trial
Hammer Toes
Hydrocele Repair

Why Stay in Seward for Surgical Care?

Why Stay in Seward for Surgical Care?
Why Stay in Seward for Surgical Care?

You and your physician determine that surgery is the best option for you. Now comes the selection of a surgeon. Your primary care provider will make what he/she thinks is the most appropriate surgical referral.

Visiting specialists, highly-skilled board certified surgeons, perform surgical procedures at Memorial Hospital. The surgeons are assisted by the experienced surgical support team of Memorial Hospital.

Better Outcomes: A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that rural, critical access hospitals tend to have better surgical outcomes for a variety of reasons. Check out the articles below for more information.

Time and Attention: Judy Bors, Director of Nursing at Memorial Hospital, notes that patients get individualized attention by our surgery team. You are a name and not a number at Memorial Hospital. Although we are proud to offer a large number of surgical procedures, our traffic is not at a chaotic pace and proper time is allocated to all patients.

Hometown Benefits: Familiar faces will care for you at Memorial Hospital. This familiarity reduces some of the stress of having surgery. The staff are cross trained to be proficient in all phases of surgical care. The added conveniences of offering a wide variety of surgical and endoscopic procedures here in Seward close to your home, also contributes to a more positive experience.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive daVinci Xi Robotic Surgery Provides Effective, Precise, Treatment with Faster Recovery.

Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to combine their skills and expertise with robotics and computer-enhanced technology to provide a minimally invasive surgical option that is more accurate and precise than ever before. This sophisticated technology provides surgeons with intuitive control, range of motion and incredible precision and accuracy, while minimizing the impact on the body.

Through 3D visualization, surgeons are able to perform intricate tasks through small ports about the size of a dime as opposed to a large incision. Robotic surgery is performed using miniature instruments that are inserted through tiny incisions. The surgeon, seated at the control console near the patient, views high-definition, magnified, 3D images from a tiny video camera. The robotic arms and tiny instruments are manipulated by the thumb and forefinger and the normal wrist movement of the surgeon. The mechanical "wrists" of the robot bend back and forth, side to side and rotate in a full circle, providing even greater range of motion than traditional surgery.

Robotic surgery provided improved outcomes for patients. The benefits to patients who experience a daVinci procedure include:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Fewer complications
  • Decreased recovery time
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars
  • Less discomfort following surgery

MHCS utilizes minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat patients in specialties including gynecology and general surgery.