When medication, lifestyle changes and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is the accepted treatment for a broad range of conditions. Surgery can be a scary proposition for a patient, no matter how routine the procedure....Learn More.
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for women in the United States, and an estimated one third of all U.S. women will have a hysterectomy by age 60. Hysterectomy is often recommended for both non- cancerous and cancerous conditions....Learn More.
Lancaster General Hospital recently became the only hospital in the county that offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive heart bypass surgery. Jeffrey Cope, MD, of LG Health Physicians Cardiothoracic Surgery, performed the first coronary artery bypass graft in November 2010...Learn More.
A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that develops within the uterine wall. Uterine fibroids occur in up to one third of all women and are actually the leading reason for hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) in the United States. Uterine fibroids occur in 20-40% of all women during reproductive years....Learn More.
To treat severe gallbladder problems, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your gallbladder. This procedure, also known as cholecystectomy, is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. In the majority of cases, we are able to perform this procedure using minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques, which use smaller incisions and a video camera....Learn More.
Prostate cancer is among the most common cancer diagnosed in men. Prostatectomy, removal of the prostate gland and surrounding tissue, is the number one choice for treatment of prostate cancer in the United States. Surgically removing the cancerous prostate allows the doctor see how aggressive the tumor is and whether it has spread....Learn More.