About MCH Surgery
Welcome to Surgical Services. We look forward to meeting all of your surgical needs by offering the variety of specialties seen at large hospitals with the intimacy of community hospital service. In conjunction with our Outpatient Department, we strive to make your experience a positive one and aim to put you on the road to recovery and optimal health.
Ear, Nose, & Throat
- Myringotomy tubes
- Nasal surgery (Septoplasty, etc.)
- Laryngoscopy (laser/non-laser)
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Thyroid/neck dissection with Nerve monitoring
ECT- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Upper endoscopy
- Esophageal motility studies
- Bowel resection/colostomy
- Skin lesions/masses
- Feeding tubes
- Dialysis Catheter insertion
- Wound care
- Diagnostic hysteroscopies
- D&C procedures
- Thermal ablation
- Uterine polyp resection
- Total joint: hip/knee/shoulder
- ACL repair
- Arthroscopy (shoulder/knee/ankle)
- Rotator cuff repair
- Fracture reduction (open/closed)
- Carpal tunnel/trigger finger release
- Iron infusions
- Monoclonal antibody infusions
- Blood/Blood product transfusions
- IV antibiotic therapy
- Tilt table testing (syncope)
- Hammertoe correction
- Arthroscopy (ankle)
- Wound care
- Kidney stone extraction (laser)
- Prostate biopsies
- Prostate resection for BPH
- Bladder tumor resection
- Botox/Stimulator insertions (for incontinence)
- A-V fistulas
Minimally invasive methods are used for orthopedic, podiatry and general surgeries. Be sure to ask your doctor about your options!
We maintain state of the art laparoscopic and arthroscopic imaging equipment, used both for diagnostics and during surgery, and provide:
- General Surgery Unit, 4 operating room suites with recovery rooms
- Post Anesthesia Care Unit/ Recovery Room, 4 beds
- Medical Surgical Nursing Unit, 40 beds with telemetry with 8 private rooms
- Intensive/Cardiac/Surgical Care Unit, 6 beds
MCH offers a number of advantages for your surgery:
- We maintain smaller Operating and Emergency departments, so you have less waiting time and receive more personal and specialized attention.
- Our role as a teaching hospital, our orthopedic and psychiatric residency programs, and our relationship with LECOM, and the accessibility of psychiatric create advantages for our patients of excellent staff to patient ratios and accessible consultations.
- In most hospitals, when a doctor requests a consultation, the specialist is required to answer within 24 hours. At MCH, consults can occur within 10 minutes.
- You can recover at your own pace. We don’t force our patients to leave immediately. If your surgeon determines it necessary to deal with pain issues, we can keep you for 23-hour observation.
- Parking is customer-friendly, free, and close to the entrance. Handicapped parking is located next to the entrance.
- Thanks to our excellent housekeeping team, our facility is very clean.
- Our Intensive Care Unit provides a state of art patient monitoring system, and larger than average ICU rooms. Uniquely, 4 rooms have their own bathrooms.
We provide inpatient and outpatient surgeries in the same facilities.
- Outpatient surgery hours: 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Call the surgery department at 814-868-8204 with any questions or concerns before or after your scheduled procedure.
What to expect:
- Your procedure will be scheduled by your physician’s office. There may also be a pre-op nurse that contacts you once your surgery has been schedule to verify and review your medical history and medications prior to your procedure.
- On the day prior to your scheduled procedure, you will receive a call from our nurses regarding instructions. This will include instructions regarding eating/drinking, medications, preparation instructions, and the time you will need to arrive. This time is typically 1-2 hours prior to your scheduled procedure time so that we can be sure you are ready and any testing that needs completed has been done and results are available. This is another way we keep you safe during your time with us.
- On the day of your procedure, you will enter through the Main Hospital Entrance, and the reception desk will direct you to the Outpatient Department for check-in. Once checked in at the nurse’s station, you will be placed in a room to prepare you for your procedure. Once it is time for your procedure, staff will take you to the procedural areas, such as endoscopy or the operating room. After your procedure, you will be returned to your original room for recovery, education, and discharge once you meet the criteria. In some cases, you will go to the Recovery Room for at least 30-45 minutes before returning to your original room.
- If you do need to stay overnight with us, you will be taken to your inpatient room where our inpatient nursing team will help you during your initial stages of recovery.
- Following your procedure, you can expect a follow-up phone call from our nurses to see how you are doing. This is a great time to ask any questions or give us any feedback you have. If you have a problem following discharge, please feel free to reach out to our staff or the physician’s office; or, if the problem is severe, please go to the Emergency Room.
- Following your time with us, you could receive a survey via email or regular mail. We truly appreciate any feedback, so please complete the survey at your convenience and let us know how we are doing!