General Surgery

Surgery at Penn Highlands

Whether you are having a routine procedure or have an urgent issue that requires surgery, you are in good hands with our general surgery team. From emergency appendectomy to thyroid surgery to repairing a gallbladder, our surgeons are prepared to help you.

What is general surgery?

General surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical procedures.

What are Common Treatments and Procedures Offered At Penn Highlands?

  • Anorectal procedures to treat hemorrhoids
  • Breast care, biopsies and surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Colonoscopy/upper GI endoscopy
  • Excision of lesions, masses and skin cancer
  • Gallbladder removal
  • GERD/ acid reflux treatment - TIF procedure
  • Insertion and removal of catheters/ports
  • Laparoscopic/minimally-invasive procedures
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Renal dialysis access
  • Repair of abdominal wall/groin hernias
  • Thyroidectomy

What are Surgical Subspecialties Offered At Penn Highlands?

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Does Penn Highlands have the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System?

Penn Highlands Healthcare now uses the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System for certain types of general surgeries. da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery where our specially trained surgeons use the da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system to perform a wide range of delicate and complex operations. The da Vinci Xi System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, the da Vinci Xi System enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

The primary, potential benefits of da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery for patients include a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for pain medicines, a faster recovery and smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring.

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