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Surgery Center

UPMC Chautauqua performs thousands of surgical procedures each year including:


Hospital Offers Minimally Invasive
Surgery Options

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is performing surgery through the smallest incisions that surgeons can make. Minimally invasive surgery is less-invasive approach to traditional surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, patients can be discharged sooner and may return to work and normal activities within days of surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgeries at UPMC Chautauqua

WCA HospitalThe UPMC Chautauqua Surgical Program offers a wide range of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgeries including, inguinal, incisional and umbilical hernia repair, laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, and minimally invasive orthopedic, ear, nose, throat, kidney, and lung surgery.

Ichabod Jung, MD, board certified urologist at UPMC Chautauqua performed the first laparoscopic removal of a kidney (nephrectomy) in southwestern New York.  Once again, this new method for removal of a kidney allows for a very small incision compared to an incision of ten to twelve inches.

Thoracoscopy is another minimally invasive technique at UPMC Chautauqua that uses a miniature video camera and a few specific instruments to perform chest surgery that results in several small incisions and minimal tissue disruption.

UPMC Chautauqua Surgical Program Leads The Way

WUPMC Chautauqua WCATechnology is enabling major advances all around us. This is especially true in the field of healthcare. New surgical operating suites at UPMC Chautauqua enable surgeons to treat a targeted area of the body while minimizing the amount of trauma to healthy surrounding tissue and organs.

As a surgical program recognized for their excellence, UPMC Chautauqua provides advanced care with a multidisciplinary team of board-certified surgeons, anesthesiologists, specialty nurses with the highest standards of care and clinical performance, and technicians and support staff. Skilled surgeons cover a broad range of specialties and subspecialties, including orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, gynecology, vascular, neurosurgery, general surgery, oncology and more.

"NEW" Robotic Surgery at UPMC Chautauqua. The Only Hospital In The Southern Tier To Offer Robotic Surgery

Expanding the range of minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery is the surgical advancement in surgery. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may requires surgery, choose UPMC Chautauqua for robotic surgery. Click Here to learn more about our robotic surgery program.

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Minimally invasive surgery offers the potential to perform operations with less pain and quicker recovery, but it is not appropriate for all surgeries. Talk to your physician who will advise you in which cases it may be the best choice.

When you or a loved one needs surgery, trust the people you know - the professionals at UPMC Chautauqua.  For a list of minimally invasive procedures at UPMC Chautauqua, call