Exceptional Care Locally [return
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In the recent past, many patients were forced out of town for surgical
procedures. Many reasons led to this
from availability of newest
technology to concerns about the care of the patient while hospitalized.
Even today when I tell patients that they need a certain procedure
done, the first question they often ask is, "Can this be done
here?" or "Where do I have to go to have it done?"
There has been a movement recently in Hazleton to improve the quality
of care with the newest technologies and procedures once only available
at university hospitals. Many surgeons are university trained and
attend conferences to continuously improve the quality of care to
For example, many major vascular surgical procedures are now routinely
being performed at both hospitals of the Greater Hazleton Alliance.
These procedures range from Carotid Artery Surgery and Leg Bypass
procedures to Aortic Aneurysm Repairs. Much of the new technology
including Angioplasty and Stenting are currently being done as out
patient procedures. Availability of Endograft Stenting for Carotid
Disease and Endovascular Repair of Aneurysms are done in conjunction
with Vascular Surgeons at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in
Philadelphia and will soon be available in Hazleton.
Many routine surgical procedures: Hernia Repairs, Gallbladder Surgery,
Hiatal Hernia and Reflux Surgery, as well as Colon and Bowel Surgery
are done on a daily basis. All of these procedures are being done
by conventional surgery of Laparoscopically (minimally invasive)
according to the patient's indications.
Other procedures such as Pediatric Surgery, Stereotactic Breast
Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic (chest) Surgery,
and "Seps" Procedure for Chronic Leg Ulcers are just a
few of the long list of procedures available locally, in addition
to the Hernia, Gallbladder and Breast Surgeries done here for years.
Quality surgical care can be obtained with all the comforts of
home. For more information, call 459-5607.