Surgery at Memorial Healthcare

Over 4,500 surgical procedures are performed at Memorial Healthcare each year with approximately  75% of those being performed on a same-day basis. Surgeons at Memorial use state-of-the-art robotic and minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques in most surgical cases. For patients, robotic and laparoscopic surgery can minimize pain, reduce scarring, speed recovery and eliminate potential complications.  Robotic assisted and laparoscopic surgery has become widely accepted in nearly all medical specialties, often replacing traditional, open surgery.

Robotic Surgery

daVinci X

Memorial Healthcare’s investment in advanced patient services reached a milestone achievement in 2020 with more than 1,000 patients in 18 months being treated through minimally invasive techniques using daVinci X™ Surgical Systems. As one of two hospitals in the nation to receive the upgraded de Vinci® X robot in 2018, the use of this technology has enhanced quality of care and recovery timeframes for Memorial Healthcare patients. Robotic surgery is the biggest advancement in surgical care in the last two decades. The technology provides the ability to perform procedures that have traditionally been done through large incisions and now, when using the da Vinci® Surgical System, utilizes incisions that are less than an inch. This has clearly improved patient care and outcomes.

Click here for a video on the da Vinci robotic surgical system.


The Mako Robotic-Arm is an advanced innovation in orthopedic surgery that is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. With the increasing need for knee and hip replacements due to normal wear-and-tear, sports injuries and overuse injuries, Mako technology is enhancing the joint replacement experience for patients of all ages.

Stryker’s Mako System is a robotic-arm assisted technology for use in total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements. Using a virtual 3D model, Mako allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan before the surgery. During surgery, the surgeon implements the plan and adjusts for increased accuracy while using the robotic arm. The highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.

Click here to hear from Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ramy Kurdi, on the Mako robotic surgical system.

Robotic-Assisted or Minimally Invasive Surgeries:

  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Orthopedic
    • MAKO robotic hip and knee joint replacement (partial and total)
    • Direct anterior approach (minimally invasive) total hip reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy for shoulders and knees


  • Cataract & Corneal Transplant
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Endoscopic
  • Gastrostomy
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ligament & Cartilage Repair
  • Lithotripsy
  • Oral/Maxillofacial
  • Ophthalmology (Eye)
  • Orthopedic (Bone, Joint & Hand)
  • Ovarian & Tubal Procedures
  • Pelvic Floor & Bladder Procedures
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Shoulder Procedures
  • Adult and Pediatric Trauma
  • Reconstructive ACL repair
  • Sacroiliac fusion
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendon Repair
  • Urology

Recent Compliments

“I have always been pleased with my care at Memorial Healthcare. Owosso is very lucky to have a hospital like Memorial. Thank you.”

“Can’t think of anything that needs to be improved. They did a good job. I was treated very well. They took very good care of me. I was comfortable through the whole process. They gave me pain meds after the surgery I was given coffee & toast after the surgery They called me at home after the surgery to see how I was doing. I was very pleased with my surgery at Memorial Healthcare.”

“I have always been satisfied with memorials service very competent hospital & staff. Please let the staff know we appreciate them or let them read the remarks.  Thank you.