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.

Best Doctors 2013

Urologic Cancer Web Chat

Do you have questions about prostate cancer or other urologic cancers, such as bladder, kidney or testicular cancers? Log onto abc27.com/chat and join experts from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute for a live web chat on Tuesday, September 8 from 1-2 p.m. and have your questions answered. Submit your questions early.

Please visit PennStateHershey.org/webchat for more information about the web chat, and sign up for an e-mail reminder.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer strikes one in seven American men. There's no better time than now to get checked. Early detection offers men more treatment options with potentially fewer side effects. Register for a free screening on Monday, September 21 or Wednesday, September 23 from 5-8 p.m., University Physician Center, Suite 3100. Call 800-243-1455; screening appointments are available on a first-call basis. 



Screening and awareness contribute to fewer prostate cancer deathsJay Raman, M.D.

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening. Learn more here from urologist Jay Raman, M.D.

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...