Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center, located in the Centre Medical Sciences Building near Mount Nittany Medical Center, is dedicated to providing the most advanced procedures in same-day surgery.


An experienced team of surgeons who are experts and leaders in their fields provides unrivaled personal care through state-of-the-art technology and equipment in modern, spacious facilities.

Announcements
  • Mount Nittany Health is closely monitoring the situation and staying prepared, which includes following the most current guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the screening and testing of patients. We are also committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and what matters most to you. For the most up-to-date information, visit mountnittany.org/coronavirus.
Medical Center FAQs
COVID-19 presurgical testing FAQ
    • Your surgeon/physician will provide you with an order and instructions for COVID-19 testing. This will need to be completed four business days prior to your procedure. COVID -19 testing is only available Monday through Friday (testing is NOT available over the weekend). 

    • Your surgeon/physician will set up and provide you with specific instructions on the date, time and location of when to obtain COVID-19 testing. It is very important to arrive at this appointment on time. If it is missed, your procedure may be delayed or cancelled.

    • The COVID-19 testing MUST be completed before noon on your testing date, as results are time sensitive. Test results will be sent to your surgeon/physician and anesthesia team.

    • Please limit your exposure risk by social distancing in public, avoiding large groups and gatherings (greater than 10 people), wearing a mask in public, washing your hands frequently, avoiding contact with a person known to be positive for COVID-19 and limiting your activities to only those that are essential, including work. If your work requires you to interact with others, please carefully follow the safety measures at your workplace, such as social distancing and use of personal protective equipment, such as a mask, gloves, gowns, eye protection, etc., if applicable.

    • Avoid non-essential activities, such as social gatherings, eating in bars/restaurants, attending weddings, church and public events and engaging in unnecessary travel.

    • Non-essential traveling 14 days prior to your procedure is discouraged and may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery/procedure. However, if you need to travel for work, please speak with your surgeon’s office/physician’s office and inform the nurse who will be contacting you for your PAT nurse interview. 

    • Please notify your surgeon/physician or anesthesia team by telephone for further instructions if you develop any new symptoms, including fevers, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, OR if you have had a known exposure to anyone who is positive for COVID-19. 

    • If you have any questions about these instructions and how to prepare for your upcoming surgery/procedure, please call the PAT office at 814.231.7050.

    • You will receive a screening call from a nurse in PAT prior to your surgery. The nurse will be asking about your medical history, medications, allergies and symptoms. Recent travel history will also be reviewed for you and those living in your household. 

    • Upon arrival at the Mount Nittany Health facility on the day of your procedure, you and your visitor will be asked screening questions and will have your temperatures checked.

    • To protect our patients, visitors and staff, we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 activity in the community and revising our visitation policy as needed. Visitors are limited, unless special circumstances exist. Please ask about our current policy when you receive your surgery and/or procedure time.

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Our services

Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center offers a full range of elective outpatient surgical services performed by a skilled team of surgeons and healthcare professionals dedicated to providing exceptional, patient-focused care. We perform procedures in the following specialties:


Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology services include general, regional and local anesthesia. Provided by board-certified anesthesiologists at the Surgical Center, anesthesia prevents the patient from feeling pain during procedures or surgery.

 

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons specialize in restoring or reconstructing the human body. From burns and injuries to congenital birth defects, reconstructive surgery can restore function and confidence for those afflicted with a disfiguring disease or injury.

Cosmetic surgery is also for those seeking to improve their appearance. We offer a number of aesthetic procedures and surgeries, including injectables, body contouring, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenations.

 

Ear, nose & throat (ENT)

The Surgical Center is home to some of the country's premiere ENT specialists. Our world-class team of ENT surgeons provides the most advanced treatments and procedures to help our patients achieve their best-possible health.

Services include advanced tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures, bilateral myringotomy and tubes, InstaTrak® and endoscopic sinus surgeries, nasal fractures and more.

Additionally, the Surgical Center now offers a new surgical technology: Balloon Sinuplasty™. This procedure allows the sinuses to be opened by placing a small, flexible balloon into the blocked pathway. Once in place, the balloon is inflated, gently opening the sinus pathway and helping to restore function and normal sinus drainage. It is then deflated and removed, alleviating sinus pressure and discomfort for the patient.

 

General surgery

We offer a full range of elective same-day surgeries and procedures, including hernias (inguinal and umbilical), breast biopsies and needle localization, A-Port insertion, vein stripping, minor excisions and many others.

For more information about specific services or to find out if a procedure you need is offered at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center, call us at 814.234.6750.

 

Gynecology

A full range of same-day gynecological surgical procedures is offered, including dilation and curettage with hysteroscopy, diagnostic and operative laparoscopy, laparoscopic tubal sterilization, NovaSure® ablation and Monarc transvaginal sling treatments.

Learn about the full range of ob-gyn services offered by Mount Nittany Health.

 

Ophthalmology

The Surgical Center offers some of the most advanced outpatient ophthalmic procedures in the country. Services include argon laser for glaucoma, strabismus surgery, lacrimal duct probing, dacryocystorhinostomy, minor plastic procedures such as entropion/ectropion repairs and more.

Additionally, with a state-of-the-art Storz Millennium™ Microsurgical System, the Surgical Center offers one of the latest, most popular procedures in ophthalmology today: cataract phacoemulsification. Called “phaco” for short, this procedure uses ultrasonic vibrations to liquefy the inner-ocular lens, which is then removed with a suction tube. A new, artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) is put in its place. Compared to traditional surgery, phaco is a highly accurate procedure that reduces trauma to the eye, producing amazing results with virtually no pain.

 

Oral surgery

Oral surgical services include impacted wisdom teeth extraction, gingival cysts surgery and many others.

 

Orthopedics

The latest orthopedic and arthroscopic procedures are performed at the Surgical Center to provide patients with less-invasive, less-painful solutions for muscle and joint problems. Services include knee and shoulder arthroscopies, ACL repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and more.

Learn about the full range of orthopedic services at Mount Nittany Health.

 

Pain management

Board-certified pain management physicians provide safe, fast procedures at the Surgical Center to help patients manage pain and get on with their lives. Our physicians offer the latest in intrathecal and epidural infusion, disk procedures, facial pain and spinal cord stimulation.

We also offer pain management services through our pain management program.

Learn about the full range of pain management services offered by Mount Nittany Health.

 

Podiatry

Surgical podiatry services include bunionectomy, hammertoe correction, ankle arthroscopy, plantar fasciectomy, plantar warts extraction and more.

 

Urology

The Surgical Center offers several urological services, including lithotripsy, vasectomy, hydroceles, circumcision and other elective urological procedures.

We also offer one of the latest, most advanced methods in the fight against prostate cancer: brachytherapy. This internal radiation treatment is delivered by placing radioactive material (seeds) directly into a tumor or close to it. Compared to traditional methods involving repeated treatments of external radiation therapy, this one-time procedure allows a high dose of radiation to attack the cancer while minimizing damage to surrounding organs and tissues. Patients experience relatively little pain and can go home the same day.

 

LenSx® Laser surgery

For those who have trouble seeing without lenses or contacts, Mount Nittany Health is pleased to offer LenSx laser surgery, an outpatient procedure offered at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center.

LenSx uses a femtosecond laser to help with the removal of cataracts. A femtosecond laser emits “optical pulses,” with durations that are between femtoseconds and hundreds of femtoseconds.

The laser allows the surgeon to make very precise incisions during surgery. Benefits include improved accuracy and precision for ophthalmologists performing the surgery, which has resulted in greater accuracy and safety compared to traditional cataract surgery.

To learn more about LenSx, speak with your eye doctor or visit reclaimyourvision.com.

For patients

Since 1994, Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center has been dedicated to providing the very best care to patients seeking elective outpatient surgical services. We offer a full range of same-day surgical services, allowing you to recover in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Visit our patients section to learn more.

For parents

When it comes to children, there's no such thing as routine surgery. We understand that surgery can be a source of anxiety for both kids and parents. Our caring, expert team of surgeons and healthcare professionals is experienced in performing surgeries on young patients and in meeting the unique needs of children throughout the process.

To help reduce your child's anxiety, Surgical Center staff take special care to make him or her as comfortable as possible. Children can watch videos, color or just visit with family while being prepped for surgery. Our caring staff are happy to answer all of their questions and walk them through the process so they know what to expect.

Surgery is an experience that involves the entire family. We know that the reassuring presence of parents helps alleviate fears and prepare children for surgery. Our facilities are designed to allow children and parents to be together as much as possible.

Visit our parents section to learn more.

For physicians

Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center is an advanced, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center dedicated to providing the very best care to patients seeking elective outpatient surgery.

We offer a full range of same-day surgical services, including ENT, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, pain management, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Patients receive the highest-quality care from more than 90 skilled medical and support staff who are specially trained to care for same-day surgery patients. All surgeons who practice at the Surgical Center are board-certified experts in their respective fields.

Physicians referring patients to the Surgical Center can simply make a phone call or fax a procedure sheet; we'll take care of the rest. Our experienced staff handle all the details, from pre-admission paperwork, financial arrangements and requests for lab work to X-ray and test scheduling to registering and preparing patients for their surgery.

Referring physicians can rest assured that their patients are in the very best hands at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center. As a leader in progressive outpatient surgical services, the Surgical Center continually enhances its technology and equipment to bring the latest advancements in patient care to the communities we serve.


Referring patients to Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center

To refer a patient to the Surgical Center, simply have your office call us at 814.234.6750 or fax a completed patient reservation form to us at 814.231.7393. Our experienced office staff take care of the rest.


Patient medical information

To avoid unnecessary duplication of tests and assure continuity of care, please forward all pertinent medical information to the Surgical Center when referring a patient.


Follow-up information

Following the surgery, the surgeon will contact the patient's primary care physician with a summary of findings and recommendations to help resume care of the patient when he or she returns home.


Contact info

To refer a patient to the Surgical Center, simply have your office call us at 814.234.6750 or fax a completed patient reservation form to us at 814.231.7393.