Welcome to Penn State Hershey Surgery

The Department of Surgery is recognized not only for its specialized patient care but also for its pioneering research, nationally recognized physicians, and advanced technology. As leaders in academic surgery, our mission is to provide the highest quality in clinical care, education, and research incorporating the latest in evidence based knowledge and techniques. Consisting of nearly 90 full time faculty members with specialties ranging from basic science research to advanced minimally invasive radioguided surgery, the Department continues to build on a proud tradition of excellence in patient focused care and research.

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Cosmetic Fillers: Are They Right for You?

Attend a free open house on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Medical Group - Camp Hill, 3025 Market Street, Entrance A. Watch a live demonstration and learn the facts about Restylane, a safe and natural cosmetic filler that delivers immediate results, including restored volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds. Meet Dr. Jessyka Lighthall who will explain the procedure step-by-step and answer questions. Light refreshments and a drawing for great discounts on cosmetic fillers. Reserve space for you and a friend today by calling 717-761-8900, option 5. or e-mail kgrohman@hmc.psu.edu.

Watch ABC27 for Colorectal Diseases: Expert Surgical Solutions

Good Day PA SegmentOn Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., specialists from Penn State Hershey Colon and Rectal Surgery will discuss the latest surgical options for colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis, and more. Call and talk one-on-one with doctors in the studio during this live call-in show. You may also e-mail questions in advance to questions@abc27.com.

Learn about:

  • minimally invasive and robotic surgery, including single site laparoscopy
  • how family history and genetics are being shown to play a significant role in many intestinal diseases, including IBD, diverticulitis and colon cancer
  • treating and managing ulcerative colitis

Watch stories about patients and families in our community.

A department directory containing detailed information about our administrative support, administrative offices, specialty areas and the residencies and fellowships available is posted for downloading and printing.

If you seek information regarding the special interests of our physicians and the appropriate telephone number to use to contact them, please refer to our quick reference directory, also available for downloading and printing.  We hope these overviews will be of help to you.

Chairman's Message

Since its establishment by Dr. John Waldhausen in 1969, the Department of Surgery has been dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical care possible.  The Department consists of 11 clinical divisions and sections and two research divisions providing state of the art care and scholarly activity in all of the specialty disciplines.  Together, they offer a wide range of high quality services and procedures to referring physicians and their patients using state of the art diagnostic procedures and surgical techniques.  More...