32-36 Central Avenue
Phone: (570) 723-7764
Phone: 800-808-LAUREL (5287)
Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital (SSMH) offers area residents the latest in specialized surgical techniques, including videoscopic surgery, laser surgery, arthroscopy, and joint replacement. Many surgical procedures are performed on a same-day basis, and patients may return home just hours after surgery.
A revolutionary method of performing major abdominal surgery, videoscopic surgery offers patients smaller incisions, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and a faster recovery. Several types of videoscopic surgery are performed at SSMH:
- Nissen fundoplication (for treatment of chronic heartburn)
- Videoscopically assisted hysterectomy
- Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
- Hernia repair
- Bowel resection
In addition, the following procedures are also performed videoscopically at SSMH:
- Gynecological surgery, including ovarian cystectomy, treatment of endometriosis, and fertility evaluation
- Biopsy of intra-abdominal organs
- Release of intra-abdominal scarring (adhesions)
- Release of small bowel obstruction
- Gastric surgery
- Laser surgery
Laser surgery is used for otolaryngological (ear, nose, throat) and gynecological surgeries as well as some eye surgeries. Laser surgery allows for greater precision in certain procedures, minimizes bleeding, and is less damaging to nearby tissues.
Several types of joint replacement are available at SSMH, including knee, hip, and shoulder replacements.
Arthroscopic procedures performed at SSMH include ankle, knee, shoulder, and small joints as well as facial reconstruction and relief of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
Many surgical procedures are performed as Same-Day Surgery at SSMH. Patients arrive at the hospital the morning of surgery and, in most cases, are able to return home the same day. Same-Day Surgery offers cost savings and convenience for patients and their families.
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