Surgery

CMH Invests In Innovative Fuse Colonoscopy for Improved Patient Care

We are excited to announce that we recently purchased the Fuse Colonoscopy system to provide you with the most comprehensive screening available. This one-minute animation https://vimeo.com/154051030  is designed to quickly communicate the importance of colorectal screening and give a clear understanding of why CMH made this investment for you and your health.


The Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital provides a state-of-the-art surgical suite and a skilled, professional surgical team with years of experience working with some of the best surgeons in the region. Our surgical team, higher level of staffing and the quality medical care provided contribute to positive patient outcomes, lower infection rates, shorter lengths of stay and improved delivery of care that meets both the patient and the family needs. Our experienced support team ensures you’ll receive excellent, quality, individualized care.

Preparing for Surgery

We understand that you may be anxious before your procedure; we strive to make your experience both comfortable and positive.  At the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital, our goal is to make your admittance to the hospital proceed as smoothly as possible.

One way to ease any concerns you may have is to familiarize yourself with the process before you arrive. We will give you some details about what you can expect when you come to the Syracuse Community Memorial Hospital for surgery. If you have further questions about your upcoming surgery, please ask any member of our healthcare team–we are always here to help you.

The first step in preparing for your surgery is completing the pre-operative admission information. One of our Surgical Services Nurses will visit with you and obtain pertinent information with detailing your medical history, demographics, insurance information and other documents that must be completed prior to surgery. You will receive a pre-admission packet at your surgeon’s office visit. You may want to contact your insurance provider, some providers need prior notification.  You may be asked to have your primary physician complete a pre-operative history and physical within (7) days prior to your procedure.

If you would like a tour of our facility, please contact our Chief Nursing Officer at 402-269-7640.

General Patient Information:

The following guidelines are general and may not be appropriate for every surgery.

Prior to surgery, a nurse from our Surgical Services Department will contact you within one week (7) days and the day before your scheduled surgery to confirm your scheduled surgery time and the time you should arrive at the hospital. You will need to arrive at the hospital at the time you were instructed. The Surgical Services nurse will also review any changes of your medical history and information with you at that time.

Please contact the Chief Nursing Officer between 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday at 402-269-7640 if you have NOT been contacted one day prior to your surgery.

For your convenience, you will want to bring the following information with you to the hospital:

  • Any relevant medical insurance information, including insurance cards and photo ID
  • Medical information that details your own history.
  • Complete list of medications you are currently taking, prescription, over-the-counter and any other natural or organic drugs. Also, be sure to have the dosages you take.
  • List of allergies
  • If you have an advance directive, please bring a copy with you to place in your medical record.
  • A list of telephone numbers where members of your immediate family can be reached, if necessary.
  • Proof of Guardianship, if applicable.