Welcome to Penn State Hershey General Surgery
One of our goals is to develop leaders in clinical surgery and to provide the optimal academic surgical environment for patients, residents and staff.
General Surgery provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients with benign and malignant conditions of the:
- Alimentary Tract (Gastrointestinal or G.I.)
- Diseases of the Pancreas, Biliary Tree and Liver
- Diseases of the Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue
- Head and Neck (mostly tumors)
- Vascular System (blood vessels)
- Surgical Oncology (cancer)
- Comprehensive Management of Trauma
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Treatment for patients with obesity problems also is provided in conjunction with an endocrinologist, psychiatrist and nutritionist.
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