Surgical Services

Great Hands. Great Results.

Having surgery is often a major life event, and we understand how overwhelming this can be for both patients and their supporting caregivers. At Cortland Regional you’re in great hands with our expert surgical team of physicians, anesthesiologists, OR technicians, and nursing staff who will guide you every step of the way from pre-op through to your recovery.

Whether you are here for a total hip replacement or for a simple, outpatient procedure, our job is to deliver high-quality, compassionate care and to get you great results. Cortland Regional is proud to have a team of experienced perioperative staff and two extensively trained general surgeons -- Dr. Chris Mohemaini, chief of surgery, and Dr. Jabbar Saliba -- who perform a wide variety of surgical procedures ranging from biopsies to bone and tissue repairs to emergency care. Together with other Cortland Regional specialists and our community-based partners, we offer the following services right here in Cortland.

For a complete listing of providers, please visit our Physician Directory.

General Surgery

General surgical procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Removal of the gallbladder (primarily laparoscopic)
  • Repair of many types of hernias
  • All types of biopsy procedures
  • Insertion of pacemakers and intravenous devices (for chemotherapy)
  • Appendectomies (primarily laparoscopic)
  • Bowel resections
  • Breast biopsies, surgeries, and reconstruction using the latest technology 

Gastroenterology (GI)

Gastroenterology (GI) procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Upper Endoscopy or Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Treatments of ulcers and other digestive disorders
  • Biopsies of esophagus, stomach or colon.

Learn more about  Dr. Young Lee and Dr. Adam Moskowitz.

Orthopedic and Sport Medicine

Orthopedic surgery includes but is not limited to:

  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopies
  • Hand surgeries (Carpal Tunnel)
  • Knee and hip replacements for degenerative bone disease
  • Sports related injuries such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repairs and meniscal tear repairs.
  • Treatment and correction of multiple types of broken bones are also included in this service.


Ophthalmology surgical procedures include but are not limited to:

  • general eye surgery
  • cataract removal
  • glaucoma treatment
  • macular degeneration treatment

Learn more about Dr. Adam Miller.

Outpatient Surgical Services

Outpatient procedures include but are not limited to:

The following surgical services are also offered by local medical staff providers and partners:

ENT Surgery

Ear, nose and throat surgery includes treatment of many conditions including but not limited to:

  • Chronic ear infections
  • Pediatric care including bronchoscopes and tonsillectomies
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Chronic sinus conditions
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Facial trauma repairs
  • Hearing loss.

Urologic Surgery

Urology surgery includes but is not limited to:

  • Kidney stone removal with laser treatment
  • Insertion of stents
  • Bladder biopsies
  • Kidney removals
  • Prostate removals or treatment with Cryo therapy and reduction of prostate tissue using LASER treatment
  • Multiple procedural options for urinary incontinence.

Our Urologic surgeon Dr. Hassan can be consulted for more information about these procedures.

OB/GYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

OB/GYN Surgery includes but is not limited to:

  • C-Sections
  • Tubal ligations including hysteroscopical procedure techniques (ESSURE)
  • Multiple procedural options for urinary incontinence
  • Uterine ablations (for excessive bleeding)
  • Hysteroscopies for both operational procedures and diagnostic
  • Many other procedures related to women's genital urinary and reproductive health.

Learn more about Dr. In Whan Oh of Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates of Cortland

Learn more about Dr. Anna Marie Garcia of Renaissance OB/GYN

Learn more about Dr. David Mayo of Mayo Medical PC

What to Expect Before Surgery

Prior to your surgery, you will undergo a Preadmission Testing (PAT) process. You will meet with our perioperative staff face-to-face to go over any questions you may have, and pre-operative blood work or other tests may be done during this visit. This introduction to our surgical unit will also help you be more comfortable on surgery day.

On Surgery Day

Our perioperative team understands that family and friends are often apprehensive while a patient undergoes surgery or a procedure. At Cortland Regional we assign a volunteer to keep loved ones informed of the patient's status and our nurses also make special efforts to provide updates to family members throughout the procedure. Once the surgery or procedure is finished, the patient is closely monitored before being discharged or becoming an in-patient admission.

Outpatient Surgery Instructions