Surgery Services

Yes. Hannibal Regional Hospital uses the most current surgical technology.

Yes. Hannibal Regional Hospital offers state-of-the-art high definition laparoscopic and GI equipment.

Yes. Hannibal Regional Hospital surgeons are all board-certified experts.

Yes. Hannibal Regional Hospital’s surgical nurses hold BSN degrees as well as advanced training for surgical nursing.

If you are planning to have surgery at Hannibal Regional Hospital, you can count on our team to have the advanced equipment and expert training expected of a facility that has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.  But at Hannibal Regional Hospital, we go an extra step and provide you with a more personal environment, where you are a name, not a number.

Our highly qualified surgical team, with hometown interests, creates a small community dedicated to understanding what you value, and to providing quality care so you can relax and recuperate.

You can be assured the expert surgeon you select will meet with you and your family both before and after your procedure.

Our surgical nurses will take the time to understand your needs and respect your personal perspectives.

Our patient’s families are important too. Our sensitive nurses understand the comfort of having family near and will keep your family informed through frequent contact while you receive care.

The comfort of being close to home and family. Expert care with a personal touch. You can count on Hannibal Regional Hospital Surgical Services.

Jennifer Roberts, DO
Medical Director - Robotics Program

When many people hear the term ‘robotic surgery,’ they imagine a robot operating on them, but that is exactly the opposite of what happens.  The advantages of our robotic surgical system include:

Minimally invasive surgery: Hannibal Regional uses the da Vinci® surgical system, which combines four arms to hold instruments, a camera for increased visualization and a module for your surgeon. Your doctor is always fully in control of the robot, but the added benefits of using all of this combined technology makes a huge difference in terms of recovery and pain.

3-D imaging: The da Vinci® surgical system offers advanced imaging capabilities. We can guide and operate the surgical tools while viewing the entire procedure in high-resolution 3-D images. Thanks to these clearer images, we can remove perform gynecological and general surgery procedures with exceptional precision.

Additional flexibility and maneuverability: The robotic arms provide greater maneuverability and flexibility than a human hand. Our surgeons can perform more complex surgeries with greater precision using the robotics system because of the capability to reach places and remove tissues that traditional minimally invasive techniques cannot.

  • Bariatric
  • Dental
  • ENT
  • Eye
  • General
  • Gynecological
  • In-patient
  • Joint Replacement
  • Laparoscopic
  • Laser
  • Minimally invasive
  • Oncology
  • Oral/ maxillofacial
  • Orthopedic
  • Outpatient
  • Plastic/reconstructive
  • Podiatry
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracic
  • Upper and lower GI
  • Urologic
  • Vascular


All surgeons on Hannibal Regional Hospital’s medical staff are physicians who are board-certified in their particular specialty.

Hannibal Regional Hospital surgical nurses hold Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees as well as additional certifications, including:

  • ARN - Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
  • CNOR - indicating advanced training in the care of patients before, during and after surgery.
  • CPAN - indicating advanced training in the care of patients receiving anesthesia
Your surgeon will arrange the time and date for your surgery. Your surgeon will also advise you of any pre-operative tests that will need to be done prior to surgery.

Once your surgery is scheduled, Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Patient Access representatives will begin your surgery pre-registration process.  Patient Access will work with you ahead of your scheduled surgery, either by phone or during one of your visits to the hospital for your pre-operative tests, to complete all necessary paperwork and to verify your insurance coverage and benefits.

Patient Access can help you to
  • verify insurance coverage
  • identify a high deductible
  • help you resolve financial/insurance issues surrounding your services
  • sign all necessary paperwork, including advanced directives and the privacy policy
  • qualify for Medicaid or financial assistance
By working with Patient Access ahead of time, you will be able to simply sign in with them and quickly go to surgery on your scheduled day.  Patient Access will also make sure your family is comfortably settled in our Surgery Waiting room.
Our surgical team will make sure you are comfortable before, during, and after your procedure.  Following your surgery, you will be assisted with sitting up, pain medications or other medications, or food or drink, as ordered by your doctor.  Depending upon your type of surgery, you may leave the hospital the same day as your surgery or you may be admitted to stay at the hospital, as your doctor orders.

The surgery waiting room, staffed by volunteers from the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary, is a comfortable area for family members while they wait for your surgery to be finished.  The waiting rooms contain sofas and chairs, phones, televisions, restrooms, magazines, and free coffee for patient’s family members.

Families are given updates by phone on the progress of your surgery.  A tracker system is available to family members so they can be paged while they are in the hospital building, but outside the waiting room.

A consultation room adjoins the waiting room, and your surgeon will meet there with your family following your surgery.

Free wi-fi is available for your personal laptops or other devices.

The Auxiliary volunteer can direct family members to other areas of the hospital, including:

  • Judy’s Boutique to purchase magazines, flowers, balloons, cards, games, and other items
  • Courtyard Cafe to purchase hot meals, snacks or beverages
  • Hospital Courtyard for a dose of sunshine
  • Hospital Mall for additional waiting areas
  • Chapel for a moment of reflection