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Surgical Services

surgical team stands in the operating room

At Mount Nittany Health, patients receive the most advanced surgical services—complemented by the latest technology and an experienced, caring staff—for elective procedures, same-day and emergency surgery.

Why Choose Mount Nittany Health Surgical Services?

When you’re told you need a surgical procedure, it can leave you feeling uncertain. Be confident knowing our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to delivering the care you need, both at Mount Nittany Medical Center and at our Surgical Center. We prioritize your comfort and safety and use the latest technology for the best possible outcomes. Our clinical excellence and compassionate care apply to planned procedures or emergency interventions.

More than 80 surgeons perform over 12,000 surgeries annually at Mount Nittany Medical Center and the Surgical Center. Their proven experience brings you the best possible care.

Our Approach

Our approach is centered around delivering exceptional care to you by our extraordinary team of providers. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority.

At our Surgical Center and Mount Nittany Medical Center Operating Room, we offer a full range of elective, outpatient surgical services across a wide array of specialties. You can recover comfortably in a private postoperative recovery room. Our commitment lies in efficiency, advanced technology, and a highly skilled team to provide a seamless and patient-centric surgical experience.

Once surgery is complete, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), also known as the recovery room, provides optimal post-surgery care.

Surgical Services Procedures

Many elective same-day procedures and emergency surgeries can be performed at Mount Nittany Medical Center and the Surgical Center, including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat)
  • Pain management
  • Podiatry
  • Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
  • Robotic Navigational Bronchoscopy utilizing the (Galaxy robot)
  • Robotic surgery (x2 DaVinci XI robots) Urology surgeries, General surgery, Obstetrician-gynecologist surgeries
  • Spine Surgery (Cervical, Lumbar)
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Robotic Surgery

Mount Nittany Health uses the da Vinci Surgical System to provide surgeons with an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Da Vinci puts a surgeon’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. Surgeons can perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, with unmatched precision.

For the patient, benefits may include:

  • Faster return to normal daily activities
  • In many cases, better clinical outcomes
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Significantly less pain

Gynecologic surgery

For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort, and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows can cause significant anxiety. Fortunately, less-invasive options are available. For hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most-effective, least-invasive treatment option.

Urologic surgery

Introduced with the development of the da Vinci® Surgical System, an increasing number of surgeons worldwide perform prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, where the target site is tightly confined and surrounded by nerves affecting urinary control and sexual function. Using da Vinci, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance your recovery and clinical outcomes.