General Surgery: Inpatient and Outpatient

Precision and technical expertise by a top-level surgeon, access to the latest minimally-invasive technology, and postsurgical care provided by a compassionate staff are what make UPMC Jameson a destination for surgery in our region.

UPMC Jameson offers both same-day (outpatient) surgery as well as inpatient surgery.

Same Day Surgery Unit

As surgical procedures advance with minimally-invasive technology, the number of outpatient surgical procedures continues to grow. Our outpatient surgery staff includes highly skilled, specialty-trained surgical and critical care registered nurses and assistants who work closely with your surgeon and anesthesia team.  All outpatient surgeries are performed in one of UPMC Jameson’s operating rooms.

Services provided:

  • Pre-and postoperative care for invasive medical imaging procedures
  • Pre-and postoperative care for cardiac catheterization laboratory patients (angioplasties and diagnostic catheterization)
  • Blood transfusions and intravenous infusions

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Immediately following surgery, patients are moved to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) for recovery where they will be continuously monitored. All PACU staff members have critical care nursing experience and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Outpatient surgery patients return to the same day surgery unit following PACU care. Inpatients or surgery patients requiring an inpatient stay will return their rooms after recovery.

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