Types of Surgery

Anesthesia Services

Our anesthesia department provides safe anesthesia care for inpatients and outpatients at Passavant Area Hospital. Anesthesia care is provided by a team of anesthesiologists (physicians) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (registered nurses) who are specially trained in the field of anesthesia. The anesthesia team administers general anesthesia, epidurals, intravenous sedation, and regional blocks.

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery

A variety of surgeries are routinely performed to assist patients with ear, nose and throat conditions. Procedures such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy tube insertion, septoplasty, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and partial uvulectomies (for treatment of sleep apnea) are frequently performed at Passavant.  Rigid and/or flexible endoscopic techniques are used for esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy, and direct laryngoscopy procedures. Facial fractures are treated using various plating systems. Major surgeries of the ear are performed using techniques to improve or restore hearing loss. Surgeries for the diagnosis and treatment of head-and-neck cancer are also performed. An operative microscope is frequently used to provide the visualization necessary for many ENT procedures.

General and Vascular Surgery

Laparoscopic technology provides the visualization of internal organs with a telescope inserted through a small abdominal incision. This technology is used for diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laparoscopic techniques are often used to remove the gallbladder or appendix, or for hernia repair.

Gynecologic/Reproductive Surgery

A full range of services are available for patients needing gynecologic surgery. Laparoscopic procedures are performed for diagnostic purposes and operative treatment. Dilation and curettage, thermal balloon, endometrial ablation, operations for prolapse and incontinence, removal of benign tumors, and vaginal or abdominal hysterectomies are some of the common gynecologic surgeries performed at Passavant. A variety of operations are completed to assist patients with reproductive disorders, including sterilization reversal. Malignancies involving the reproductive organs, including cancer of the cervix, uterus, and ovaries can be treated with state-of-the-art surgical operations, and facilities are available in the hospital for chemotherapy or radiation therapy.


Passavant Area Hospital offers outpatient and inpatient ophthalmic services. Cataract surgery is frequently performed on patients in the aging population. 

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgical services are provided to patients with injuries, diseases/disorders, and degenerative conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Patients benefit from advanced technologies and highly skilled surgical teams. We perform many total joint replacements utilizing a variety of instrumentation and implants based on individual patient need. Arthroscopes are utilized on less invasive procedures for diagnostic visualization and treatment of various joint conditions. Internal and external systems are utilized to stabilize many types of simple and complex fractures. Special procedures are performed for treatment of degenerative conditions and disc disease.


Podiatric services treat ailments of the foot and ankle. Area podiatrists perform surgical procedures using the most current technology available to the bones of the feet and ankle. Podiatric surgical services help relieve pain associated with foot deformities and improve function of the foot and ankle. The surgical treatment of ulcers and wounds associated with diabetic foot management is also provided.


Passavant Area Hospital provides a full range of urological services for patients seeking diagnostic, treatment, or surgical intervention for conditions of the genitourinary system. Some urological procedures can be performed using an endoscope to visualize the bladder, ureter, and kidney pelvis, but others require more invasive techniques. Artificial sphincters or transvaginal taping techniques are performed to improve or restore urinary continence. Holmium laser techniques are utilized in various urological procedures.