Surgery – Patient Care and Treatment

The mission of the Department of Surgery is to provide surgery for children and adults with the least pain, trauma, scarring, and recovery time. Our surgeons perform a wide variety of surgical services.

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daVinci Robotic Surgery

Through the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System, our surgeons are now able to offer a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures in: 

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides Milton S. Hershey Medical Center surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform.


Robotic-assisted surgery gives our patients the opportunity for: 

  • Less pain, blood loss, and scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery
  • Earlier return to normal daily activities

The Penn State Robotics Program provides patients with excellence in robotic surgery: 

  • Multi-specialty teams in urology, pediatric urology, cardiothoracic, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and ear/nose/throat
  • Dedicated surgeons trained in the use of the latest robotic-assisted surgery techniques
  • Experienced staff and support for multiple robotic-assisted procedures
  • The most up-to-date robotic technology available

Patient information

Click on a link to view information on Advanced Robotic Surgery procedures.