Patient Resources

The department of surgery at Rhode Island Hospital provides state-of-the-art services for inpatients and outpatients. The hospital's surgeons have expertise in:

Cutting-Edge Technology

The Surgical Services division’s specialized equipment includes:

  • Lasers
  • Laparoscopy (endoscopy video monitoring for multiple specialties and arthroscopy)
  • Rapid infusion sets
  • Specialized monitoring for carotid and spinal surgery
  • Harmonic scalpel (developed and pioneered at Rhode Island Hospital)
  • Image intensifiers
  • Heart/lung machines


Areas of special expertise include:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve replacement and repair
  • Defibrillator implantation
  • Emergency medicine/critical care and trauma
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Vitrectomy and retinal detachment surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Vascular surgery for distal vascular reconstruction and renovascular hypertension
  • Bariatric surgery

Contact Us

To refer a patient to Rhode Island Hospital, please call 401-272-1800 or fax 401-751-5124 during business hours. After hours call 401-521-0900 and page the surgeon on call.