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1015 S. Washington Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48601
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Surgical Firsts

St. Mary's of Michigan is proud to pioneer new procedures aimed at helping patients survive, thrive, recover faster, and enjoy world-class health care close to home. Among our "firsts" are:

  • First open heart surgery took place September 1984 at St. Mary's of Michigan -- the only open heart surgery program to serve a 14-county region. This meant area residents no longer had to travel to distant hospitals for cardiac surgery. Since then, we have performed over 20,000 heart surgeries and continue to be a regional leader in cardiac care.
  • First two-level lumbar spinal fusion procedure in the state. The procedure helps patients who are experiencing disabling leg and back pain from degenerative disc disease -- without the lengthier recovery times associated with traditional spinal fusion approaches.
  • First artificial lumbar disc surgery 
  • First Mobi-C cervical disc prosthesis implantation in the state 
  • First X-Stop implant for spinal stenosis in the region 
  • First daVinci robotic surgery system north of Flint 
  • First CyberKnife north of Detroit and remains just one of two in the state

      800 South Washington Avenue | Saginaw, MI 48601-2524 | (989)907-8000 | 1-844-907-8000
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