Akron General offers a wide range of surgical services. Whether you require a minimally invasive procedure or a major surgery, our surgical teams are dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. Learn more about some of our surgical specialties.

Minimally invasive surgery

Our surgeons are experts in the field of laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. They specialize in performing the most sophisticated minimally invasive surgeries.

Benefits of these procedures include:

  • Smaller incisions.
  • Less blood, less scarring.
  • Less pain during recovery.
  • Some procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Faster recovery.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Better clinical outcomes.
  • Fewer complications.

Robotic surgery

Highly beneficial to patients, robotic surgery allows skilled surgeons to perform complex medical procedures with great precision using just a minimally invasive approach.

How robotic surgery works

Robotic surgery is performed through a few small incisions in the body and is one of the most accurate and advanced ways to carry out surgical procedures. The “arm and wrist” of the robotic unit mimic the surgeon’s movements while the surgeon’s hands control the movement and placement of those instruments. The Robotic Surgery System also enables highly magnified visualization inside the body (3D image) as well as enhanced dexterity, providing greater precision and maneuverability during the operation.

Uses of robotic surgery

Robotic technology is available at Akron General for a range of minimally invasive procedures, including treatment of cancer, kidney, urological and gynecological conditions.

Potential patient benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Significantly less pain.
  • Reduced risk of infection.
  • Faster return to normal activities.
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery time.
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes.
  • Less scarring.
  • Less blood loss and need for blood transfusion.
Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Blood management

Blood Management is a means of patient care that reduces the need for blood transfusion. Cleveland Clinic nurses and doctors provide Patient Blood Management as a normal part of your care and can help you decide which options regarding management of your blood are best for your condition, as well as when to make the decision to get a blood transfusion. Cleveland Clinic offers Patient Blood Management at all of its hospital facilities located in the United States.

Learn more about Patient Blood Management


Pre-registration by phone is available for procedures at Akron General Surgery Center and the Akron General Health & Wellness Center, Bath.

  • For procedures at Akron General Surgery Center, please call: 330.344.2046
  • For procedures at Akron General Health & Wellness Center, please call: 330.665.8032

Reporting for surgery

It’s important that you report to the appropriate desk when you arrive for surgery.

  • Akron General Hospital Surgery Center
    Inpatient and outpatient surgical services
  • Enter the hospital through the main entrance and proceed directly to the Surgery Welcome Center. As you enter the Surgery Welcome Center, please sign in with the receptionist.

  • The Surgery Center at Akron General Health & Wellness, Bath
    Outpatient surgical services
  • Please report to the Surgery Center in Suite 104.

Surgery guides

To learn more about your surgery – before, during and after – access our surgery guides.

Geriatric Surgery

Geriatric Surgery

As we age, we often need additional healthcare – including surgical care.

Akron General Hospital’s Geriatric Surgery Program is tailored for older adults – 75 years and older with orthopaedic and general surgery needs. The goal of the program is to provide the highest quality, safest care for our older patients before, during and after their surgeries.

Recognized for high quality and safe care

The program received a Level I Comprehensive Excellence Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) by the American College of Surgeons. This recognition is based on quality improvement and patient safety efforts for older adult patients who require surgical services and highlights the unique needs and vulnerabilities of older surgical patients. Akron General is the only hospital in Ohio, and one of eight hospitals in the United States, to receive this high-level designation.

Surgical risks for older adults

Older patients are at an increased risk of postoperative complications, longer hospital stays and slower recovery following surgical intervention. The Geriatric Surgery Program engages patients in decision-making and addressing potential vulnerabilities that may influence surgical outcomes.

Optimizing surgical care

The Geriatric Surgery Program optimizes geriatric surgical care by:

  • Redesigning the surgical experience to focus on goals of care for older adults and their families.
  • Emphasizing the importance of preoperative screening to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Standardizing postoperative care to help prevent serious issues such as delirium and readmissions.
  • Highlighting the importance of team-based interdisciplinary care and communication.


For more information or to schedule an appointment with a surgeon at Akron General, call 330.344.7874.



Cleveland Clinic Akron General offers two convenient locations for surgical services:

Akron General Surgery Center

Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Inpatient and outpatient surgical services

Cleveland Clinic Akron General offers the latest surgical technology from minimally invasive techniques to major surgeries for critical conditions. Our surgeons, nurses and support staff provide comprehensive surgical care and are dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Patient safety is always top of mind. Our goal is to safely deliver the care you need.

Surgery Center at Akron General Health & Wellness Center

Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Bath
Outpatient surgical procedures

The Surgery Center at Akron General Health & Wellness in Bath is a joint venture with Cleveland Clinic Akron General and its physicians. The Surgery Center is a freestanding, state-of-the-art, outpatient surgery facility. In one day, you can have high-quality surgical care and recover in the convenience of your home that evening.

Our highly skilled staff provides you with the medical attention you need in a safe environment. Our surgeons are trained in minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, which can allow patients to return to their lives faster through quicker recovery, less pain and smaller incisions.

The surgery center provides advanced outpatient surgery for a variety of medical specialties.