Surgical Services: Recognized for Superior Outcomes

Surgery. Just hearing the word can make anyone feel uncomfortable, apprehensive and maybe even scared. That’s why if you’re facing surgery, Holland Hospital’s Surgical Services team will do everything possible to help put your mind at ease.

How do we do it? By giving you access to the latest in minimally invasive surgery—procedures that can lead to less pain, fewer complications and faster recoveries. So you can get out of the hospital and back to your life sooner.

Holland Hospital’s state-of-the-art technologies and facilities are also complemented by the lakeshore’s most skilled surgeons. Highly skilled hands deserve state-of-the-art tools. That’s why Holland Hospital equips surgeons with the latest laparoscopic, robot-assisted and image-directed technologies.

Our Surgical Team Puts You First

Holland Hospital’s highly skilled surgeons, along with our experienced surgical team, are dedicated to putting you first, giving you their undivided attention. We will always make time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.

Holland Hospital Surgical Services incorporates the expertise of:

  • General surgeons who perform a wide variety of surgeries, from appendectomies and gallbladder removal to hernia repair and endoscopic procedures.
  • Surgical specialists including breast surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons who specialize in the brain, spine and nerves.
  • Anesthesiologists who are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of patients during and after surgery through appropriate pain management (i.e., through the use of general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and sedation).
  • Nurses who have additional training in surgical care and will assist you throughout your stay with us.
  • Hospitalists who specialize in delivering care to patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists are doctors who oversee and direct your care throughout your hospital stay and work closely with your primary care physician, keeping him or her abreast of your condition and progress.

Outpatient and Inpatient Surgery

Outpatient surgery typically allows a person to return home the same day of the procedure. Performed at two locations—Holland Hospital and the Holland Hospital Surgery Center (on the north side of Holland)—outpatient surgery is designed for patients who need less-complicated procedures, such as ear, nose and throat surgeries, as well as some general urologic and orthopedic surgeries.

Inpatient surgery includes abdominal surgery, knee or hip replacements and other complex surgeries where patients require an overnight hospital stay (or longer), more extensive monitoring post-procedure and a longer recovery period.

Lakeshore Leader in Robotic Technology

Robotic technology is transforming surgery today – right here at Holland Hospital.
Our expert surgical teams offer advanced minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery to provide improved outcomes, less pain and faster recovery than traditional surgery.

Holland Hospital leads in Michigan with these three advanced technologies:

  • Mazor X™ Stealth Edition
    Patients who require spine fusion may be candidates for Mazor X which is used by specially trained surgeons to develop a personalized 3D surgical plan and perform surgery through micro incisions with unmatched precision.
  • Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology
    Those who need partial or total knee joint replacement may benefit from Mako which is used to customize surgery to the patient’s unique anatomy, remove only the damaged part of the knee and ensure precise alignment for greater comfort.
  • da Vinci® Si Surgical System
    Many complex surgeries can be performed using the da Vinci Si Surgical System including cardiac, urological, gynecological and general surgeries. The daVinci’s robotic technology allows skilled surgeons to operate with extreme accuracy though tiny incisions, or sometimes through the navel, resulting in less pain and quicker recovery.

Robotic-assisted surgery can offer important advantages over traditional surgery. Our experienced surgical experts will work with you and your physician to determine what is best for you. Find out more about Spine Care, Joint Replacement and Surgical Services at Holland Hospital – the lakeshore leader in quality, patient experience, technology and value.

Breast Surgery

Holland Hospital’s Comprehensive Breast Services experienced surgeons who have a special interest and commitment to serving women fighting and recovering from breast cancer. These surgeons receive ongoing breast cancer education, and collaborate and share vital information via weekly case discussions for enhanced care delivery. Learn more about our breast services.

Orthopedic Surgery

Holland Hospital performs a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries for hands, wrists, feet, ankles, elbows, shoulders, hips and knees. Our experienced orthopedics team is here to relieve pain, regain mobility and help you return to the activities you enjoy. Our orthopedic care has earned top recognition for excellent outcomes and exceptional patient satisfaction, including America’s 100 Best Joint Replacement and 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery Awards.

Our team of specialists includes orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists (doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation), nurses and nurse practitioners who specialize in the care of orthopedic conditions. Together, we deliver the full continuum of orthopedic care from diagnosis, nonsurgical treatment, surgery, rehabilitation and home health. Learn more about our orthopedic services.


Holland Hospital's neurosurgery experts have earned top ratings nationally. Our experienced team uses the latest diagnostic tools and procedures to treat common concerns of the spine and neck, as well as complex brain conditions such as brain injuries and brain tumors.

Typically, patients are provided with a variety of non-surgical options before surgery is considered. However when surgery is appropriate, we offer a range of minimally invasive surgical treatments. Your team may include a neurosurgeon, a physiatrist who specializes in physical medicine, as well as specialized nurses, rehabilitation therapists and other professionals. Services include:

  • Microscopic brain surgery for stroke, brain tumors and injuries
  • Stereotactic neurosurgery using CT and/or MRI to guide intricate procedures
  • Spinal fusion and reconstruction for damaged vertebrae and spinal stenosis
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for treatment of spine fractures
  • TransCorporal MicroDecompression (TCMD) for pinched nerves in the neck
  • Ulna nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release and other nerve conditions

Learn more about Neurosurgery.




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