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General Surgery at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Using the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies, our general surgeons provide a comprehensive treatment plan for extensive range of complex diseases. Our team of specialists work together with all referring physicians and other specialists to provide the best care possible.

We offer minimally-invasive techniques when possible that allows patients to recover quickly and return to normal activity sooner. While general surgery can be performed at many places, surgery at UPMC offers state-of-the-art technology and hospital-wide support structure designed to maximize patient safety in a warm and friendly environment.

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All surgeons at UPMC undergo rigorous training and are committed to provide the most appropriate care. By using a collaborative team approach, different specialties, departments and centers, our patients can expect high-quality treatment and the best results possible.

Areas of Expertise

  • Appendectomy (removal of appendix)
  • Bowel restoration
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal polyp removal
  • THD hemorrhoid surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgeries
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy (removal of large intestine for cancer or other diseases)
  • Laparoscopic Fundoplication (surgery to prevent gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Splenectomy (removal of spleen for blood related disorder)
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Wide variety of minimally invasive as well as traditional open surgery when needed

Robotic Assisted Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System in Williamsport provides an alternative to both traditional open and conventional laparoscopic surgery, putting the doctor’s hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables our doctors to perform hernia repairs through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

The operation is performed laparoscopically, meaning it is less invasive because it requires small punctures rather than a large incision. That means less time is required to heal. Most patients return to normal activity in 2 to 3 weeks instead of the 6 to 8 weeks common to standard open surgery. Learn more about Robotic Surgery.