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
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 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
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.