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General Surgery

surgical team stands in the operating room

Why Chose Mount Nittany Health General Surgery?

Whether you’re facing a planned surgery or an unexpected one, Mount Nittany Health is committed to providing the care you need to help you return to your everyday life as smoothly as possible. Surgeries are performed at Mount Nittany Medical Center and at our Surgical Center in State College. We work closely with your providers and specialists as needed. This includes Mount Nittany Health’s Breast Care Center and CANCER CARE PARTNERSHIP to streamline and coordinate all forms of oncologic treatment.

Our Approach

Various approaches to surgery are used including minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Each of our locations provides a wide array of same-day and inpatient services. Both are equipped with cutting-edge technology and the latest procedures. Led by a team of exceptional doctors and healthcare professionals, we’ve designed our facilities with your comfort and convenience in mind.

General Surgery Services

  • A-port insertion for administering long-term intravenous medication
  • Advanced laparoscopy both diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast biopsies and sentinel node biopsies
  • Breast surgery, including mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures
  • Colorectal surgery (formerly known as proctology)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repairs – inguinal, umbilical, ventral, incisional, femoral
  • Hiatal hernia repair and anti-reflux procedures
  • Skin cancer such as melanoma with sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy for thyroid disease treatment
  • Various GI tumors benign and malignant such as gastric/small bowel/large bowel
  • Various skin and soft tissue tumors, benign and malignant such as moles, lipoma, sebaceous cysts among others
  • VNS (Vagal Nerve Stimulator)