At Mount Nittany Health, patients receive the most advanced surgical services — complemented by the latest technology and an experienced, caring staff — for both elective same-day procedures and emergency surgery.
Numerous surgical services are available at Mount Nittany Medical Center and at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center, offering patients access to a wide variety of non-invasive or minimally invasive solutions.
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Some surgery specialties available through Mount Nittany Health include:
Many procedures can be performed at either facility, so it's important to clarify with your physician where you will be having your surgery.
More than 80 surgeons in more than 15 specialties and subspecialties perform more than 5,500 surgeries each year at Mount Nittany Health, so you can feel confident that your surgical team has the experience necessary to bring you the best-possible care.
Mount Nittany Medical Center offers six operating room suites, and our surgical services department is staffed by highly trained, registered nurses and technicians, often certified in individualized specialties.
Our ambulatory services unit uses modern technology to assist patients needing same-day surgery and/or same-day admission. The unit also provides care to patients requiring outpatient medication or blood products.
The IV team is a group of highly trained nurses that provide intravenous treatments, including chemotherapy, blood administration and lifesaving antibiotics.
The post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), also known as the recovery room, provides optimal care directly after surgery. Registered nurses, most of whom are certified in post-anesthesia nursing, work under the guidance of the anesthesiologist and surgeon. The goal of the PACU nurse is to help the patient become ready for discharge to the intensive care unit, surgical or medical floor or to return home.
Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center offers a full range of elective, outpatient surgical services, led by a skilled team of surgeons and healthcare professionals that provide exceptional, patient-focused care.
Service areas include anesthesiology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), general surgery (including hernias, vein stripping and minor excisions), gynecology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, podiatry and urology.
The first freestanding ambulatory surgery center to serve State College and the surrounding area, Mount Nittany Surgical Center is equipped with four state-of-the-art, spacious operating rooms and a specialty procedure room, as well as private postoperative recovery rooms.
The average surgery is completed in 60 minutes, with a three-hour average length of stay, from registration through postoperative recovery.