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.
Sekhar receives grant to study iron deficiency screening
Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has received one of three Sackler Institute for Nutrition Sciences Research Awards. Sekhar will receive $50,000 for her project, “Improving detection of iron deficiency among United States adolescent females.”More...
Nursing students at Hershey wear jeans to support Rare Disease Day
Students in Kerri Nelson's Nursing 350 class at Penn State Hershey wore jeans to spread awareness of Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28.More...
Student’s CPR action helped give Penn State Hershey doctors time to provide care
Milton Hershey School junior Randy Gibson never imagined he would use his CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training. That was until last September, when a school houseparent collapsed in front of him.More...
The Medical Minute: Many people with congenital heart disease living longer
At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. That has changed, though, thanks to technological advancements.More...