Surgery has evolved greatly over the last several decades, allowing operations once done with large, open incisions to now being performed through very small incisions with the assistance of robotic or laparoscopic technology. Minimally invasive approaches allow for shorter recovery times, helping patients to get back to their lives as quickly as possible.

CMU Health is leading Saginaw in the breadth of minimally invasive surgery and technology offerings for the Great Lakes Bay Region. Our services range from basic procedures such as gallbladder surgery, to complex operations such as combined liver and colon resections and robotic Whipple procedure for pancreas cancer.

Our surgery department offers fellowship-trained minimally invasive surgeons to perform modern procedures previously unavailable in the region. We provide robotic and laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery for a wide variety of conditions at two local hospital systems – Ascension St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare – in Saginaw. CMU Surgery is proud to be the only surgical group in Mid-Michigan that offers robotic liver and pancreas resections.

CMU Health doctors have the expertise, training and technology to provide optimal care for patients suffering from conditions requiring surgical and non-surgical treatment. Our surgeons develop treatment plans specific to each patient and give them the care and attention to attain the best possible results.

Our surgeons have privileges at both Ascension St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. Because we have a working relationship with both hospital systems, we are able to accommodate patients with their preference of care location, including access to sites in Northern Michigan and in the Thumb for chemotherapy and/or radiation oncology.

As part of our partnership with the local hospital systems, all cancer cases from CMU Health patients may be presented a Tumor Conference at both hospitals to get a consensus statement on how to best proceed with care.

In addition to seeing patients at two regional hospitals, we also offer outpatient treatment at CMU Health Surgery on Washington Avenue in Saginaw, along with satellite office locations in Bay City, Caro, Standish and Tawas.

CMU Health Surgery is also the only surgical practice in the Saginaw area that provides access to national clinical trial enrollment through the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium.