Treatments & Techniques
Penn State Health Spine Center Performs Spine Surgery With Unmatched Precision Using the Mazor X Stealth Edition Robotic Guidance System
The Penn State Health Spine Center at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is transforming spine surgery in central Pennsylvania with the Mazor X Stealth Edition by Medtronic, a robotic guidance system that allows neurosurgeons to plan and execute open and minimally invasive spine surgeries with unprecedented accuracy, producing a bevy of benefits for patients.
Advanced cerebrovascular and endovascular surgical techniques and technology for complex cases bring patients in central Pennsylvania new hope.
Through pointed research efforts that aim to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, the Department of Neurosurgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides central Pennsylvania and surrounding counties with leading-edge surgical treatments for a variety of neurological conditions.
Penn State Cancer Institute Researchers Promote Personalized Colorectal Cancer Screening in Central Pennsylvania
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in central Pennsylvania, which is partially attributable to low screening rates among certain segments of the population. Penn State Cancer Institute researchers are developing and testing strategies to improve screening rates in order to diagnose and treat colorectal cancer in earlier stages, when treatment efficacy is generally optimized.
True to its rich history of innovation, Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offers advanced therapies available only through clinical trials — treatments in the vanguard of care that can improve quality of life while laying the groundwork to help untold numbers of patients enjoy a brighter future.
Treatment of skull base tumors, including those affecting the pituitary gland, traditionally entailed opening the skull or making large incisions in the face and removing parts of the facial bones. These invasive procedures caused significant pain and scarring and required long hospital stays.
Patients with a noninvasive, low-grade form of bladder cancer often need multiple surgeries to treat recurrences, which are common. A new chemoablative gel currently under study at Penn State Health may eliminate the need for those procedures.
Specialty-trained surgeons at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center offer the most up-to-date neuromodulation therapy, dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, to address chronic neuropathic pain that is resistant to other treatment methods.
With its acquisition of Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview in December 2018, the urological team at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is able to look into the bladder with pinpoint accuracy and immediately remove cancerous lesions that are invisible to the naked eye. More thorough eradication of tumors may reduce recurrence rates and the likelihood that missed cells will develop into more aggressive malignancies.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Provides Comprehensive Kidney and Liver Transplant Care
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s abdominal transplant program provides comprehensive care for central Pennsylvania residents through kidney and liver transplantation and offers deceased and living donor transplantation for both kidney and liver patients. Hershey Medical Center also has the region’s only adult live donor liver transplant and pediatric kidney transplant programs. Expertise in transplantation is available for medical professionals and their patients close to home, without the need to travel to major cities.
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