Published on April 06, 2015

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When you need surgery, you need great care

comforting doctorWhat do you look for when you’re choosing a hospital for surgery?

It’s a complex question. And one with more than a single answer, says Leon Clarke, MD, Director of the Department of Surgery at Mercy Philadelphia. Read on to find out why Mercy Philadelphia is your best choice.

Q: What should I look for when I need surgery?

It’s all about experience. You want a caring surgeon. But you also want a high level of skill and expertise. 

Surgery is a craft that is refined by experience and time. We have surgeons who have 10, 20, 27 years of caring for patients. And they are experts in both routine and complex surgeries.

Q: What advanced techniques does Mercy Philadelphia offer?

We are a community hospital, but we are part of a larger hospital system—Trinity Health. It enables us to offer high-tech services like minimally invasive surgery. For our patients, these techniques mean they can go home sooner. They have smaller incisions and less pain—and heal faster.

But there’s more to it. We don’t separate that technology from our personal, compassionate care. We call this high-touch, high-tech medicine. Every caregiver on the team—from the greeter at the desk to the nurses and surgeons—is driven by our mission that the patient is always first.

You don’t need to leave your neighborhood for compassionate, high-quality care. We’re proud of that.