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General Surgery

General Surgery

Department of Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

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General Surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center includes gastrointestinal surgery, head and neck surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, and transplant surgery. Our surgeons have advanced disease-specific training and are experts in their individualized fields.

At the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, we know that surgery can be overwhelming. But with nearly 70 expert surgeons and nationally recognized physicians who have advanced training in their individual specialty, we make sure that we are providing you with the highest quality care. Our surgeons specialize in gastrointestinal surgery, head and neck surgery, minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery (surgical oncology) and transplant surgery.

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  • Multiple care locations
  • Residency program accredited by the Residency Review Committee (RRC)
  • Affiliated with 2 research divisions

The surgery team at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides multiple care locations for your convenience. You can make an appointment with our specialists in the locations listed below:

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General Surgery
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

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Get to know two of our nationally-recognized surgeons.

Meet Niraj Gusani, MD
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During his third year of medical school, surgical oncologist Niraj Gusani, MD, FACS, realized he was drawn to the operating room. Becoming a cancer surgeon provided the opportunity to focus and treat the most complex conditions, often in very sick patients.

Meet Rena Kass, MD, FACS
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A love for operating and the courage of her patients are what drive Rena Kass, MD, FACS a board-certified breast surgeon who for nearly fifteen years has been part of the Penn State breast cancer team. As a surgeon, her goal is to make her patients cancer-free.

She performs a high volume of lumpectomies and mastectomies with a desirable cosmetic outcome so that when looking in the mirror, patients don't have a constant reminder that they had breast cancer. Because of the academic medical center setting, Kass believes that patients treated here have an opportunity to become part of the cure, as the personal stories they share with the multidisciplinary team could potentially spark research that one day leads to a cure.

The objective of our General Surgery Residency Program is to train the best clinical and academic general surgeons possible. The program provides the opportunity for residents to learn in depth the fundamentals of basic science as applied to clinical surgery. In addition, the program provides outstanding experience in the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care of patients in all areas that constitute the principal components of general surgery as specified by the RRC.

Learn more about our program.

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