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What do general surgeons do?
What do general surgeons do?
Types of surgeries we perform
COVID-19 presurgical testing

What do general surgeons do?

Despite the name, general surgeons primarily handle procedures involving the torso — specifically, diseases of the bowel, gallbladder, stomach and other digestive organs. General surgery also includes procedures related to the breasts, as well as hernias.

Types of surgeries we perform

General surgeons perform the following procedures for Mount Nittany Health patients:

  • Gallbladder removal, including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive surgery option
  • Colorectal surgery (formerly known as proctology)
  • Hernia repairs (all types)
  • Appendectomy
  • Thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy for thyroid disease treatment
  • A-port insertion for administering long-term intravenous medication
  • Breast biopsies and sentinel node biopsies
  • Breast surgery, including mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures
General surgeons who are part of Mount Nittany Health perform surgical procedures at Mount Nittany Medical Center and Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center.

COVID-19 presurgical testing

Learn about COVID-19 testing for elective surgery and procedures  here.

General Surgery Providers

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Mount Nittany Physician Group
University Drive
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4.8
(10 reviews)
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University Drive
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★★★★★
4.8
(19 reviews)
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University Drive
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Mount Nittany Physician Group
Philipsburg
University Drive
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Mount Nittany Physician Group
University Drive
Mount Nittany Physician Group
University Drive
Mount Nittany Physician Group
Mifflin County
University Drive
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