At Penn State Health, we know the prospect of surgery can feel overwhelming or frightening. But our team of nearly 70 surgeons and nationally recognized physicians offer expert care, from simple outpatient procedures to the most complex operations. Our staff takes the time to explain the details and make sure all your questions are answered.
We use the most advanced surgical innovations and equipment, including robotic and laparoscopic procedures. Among the benefits to patients are less pain after surgery, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to normal activities.
Penn State Health is committed to delivering world-class, collaborative patient care with a human touch, while advancing scientific research and training the surgical innovators of tomorrow.
Our areas of focus
We offer comprehensive surgical services in many specialized areas, including:
- Bariatric surgery
- Breast cancer surgery
- Colon and rectal surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Head and neck surgery, including tumors
- Heart and vascular surgery, including blood vessels
- Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Pancreas, liver and biliary surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Skin and soft tissue sarcoma surgery
- Surgical oncology
- Thoracic surgery
- Transplant surgery
- Trauma and critical care surgery
- Urologic 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.
We also participate in the national Surgical Care Improvement Program and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 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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