Women's Health

Leveraging Multidisciplinary Perinatal Expertise to Deliver Healthier Babies

Uniting high-level prenatal and surgical care with comprehensive support services, the Perinatal Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children’s Hospital has become the regional referral center for diagnosis and treatment of suspected fetal anomalies.


Advanced Microsurgical Procedures at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Offer Safer, More Natural Breast Reconstruction

Microsurgical flap procedures reconstruct breasts using patients’ own adipose tissue, creating a more natural appearance than saline or silicone implants. These procedures, which locally are performed only at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, are also safer options for breast cancer patients who have undergone radiation therapy and mastectomy.


Innovative Treatment Reduces Risk of Painful Morbidities for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Results from the Z0011 clinical trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACSOG) show strong evidence that the number of lymph nodes removed from women with clinical T1-T2 invasive breast cancer does not correlate with improved survival — opening the door to a less invasive procedure and a reduced risk of painful morbidities.