At the Penn State Health, we know that surgery can be overwhelming. But with nearly 70 expert surgeons and nationally recognized physicians who have advanced training in their individual specialty, we make sure that we are providing you with the highest quality care. Our surgeons specialize in gastrointestinal surgery, head and neck surgery, minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery (surgical oncology) and transplant surgery.

At Penn State Health, we provide both  inpatient and outpatient surgical care for patients with both benign and malignant conditions.

Our areas of focus

Our surgeons specialize in a variety of surgical care. Individual physicians will provide patients with practice- or procedure-specific instructions and guidance.

Our primary focus areas include:

  • Breast, skin, and soft tissue surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Head and neck surgery (including tumors)
  • Heart and vascular surgery (including blood vessels)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pancreas, liver, and biliary surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Transplant surgery
  • Trauma and critical care surgery

Why Choose Penn State Health

Institutional and national quality programs

As part of our commitment to patient care, we have an extensive quality program that documents outcomes in all clinical divisions. 

In addition to these institutional quality measures, we participate in the national Surgical Care Improvement Program (SCIP) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) of the American College of Surgeons. 

Leaders in academic surgery

Our mission is to provide the highest quality in clinical care, education, and research, incorporating the latest in evidence-based knowledge and techniques.

We continue to build on a proud tradition of excellence in patient-focused care and research.

Experts in Care

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Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other patients and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.

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Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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