Orthopedic Surgery Overview
Orthopedic surgeons focus on fixing issues associated with the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. UOC's orthopedic surgeons are among our region's most accomplished and respected, performing thousands of inpatient and outpatient surgeries on patients of all ages year-round. When your condition or injury requires you to undergo orthopedic surgery, we will do everything we can to make you feel confident, informed, and prepared. At UOC, you will be treated with the utmost care, respect, and compassion throughout the entire process. Whether your orthopedic surgery is considered minor or major, it's a big deal. You can trust our surgeons to treat each and every procedure as such.
UOC's Orthopedic Surgeons
Our orthopedic surgeons at UOC work hard both inside and outside of the operating room in order to ensure that you have an exemplary orthopedic surgery experience and outcome. A majority of our surgeons have advanced training in a particular bodily area, such as hands, feet, hips, and knees. We are proud to have so many intelligent, experienced, and skilled surgeons on our team.
Common Orthopedic Surgeries
When it's clear that orthopedic surgery is the best way to secure the most positive outcome for your injury or condition, you can trust our surgeons to deliver the results you need; they are confident in their training and determined in their approach.
When possible, we use minimally invasive techniques in order to create smaller incisions and to expedite your recovery.
Some of the most common orthopedic surgeries we perform include, but are not limited to:
- Fracture repair
- Total joint replacement
- Ligament repair
- Tendon repair
Why Choose UOC for Orthopedic Surgery?
UOC is well-known as "the place to go" if you or a loved one needs orthopedic surgery. Many of our surgeons are fellowship-trained and board-certified, which means that they have undergone rigorous training, especially in regards to their specialty area. Their credentials and expertise speak to their sincere resolve to heal each and every patient they meet.
In addition to offering convenient surgical locations in the Central Pennsylvania region, our independent practice remains committed to outfitting our operating rooms with the most innovative and advanced surgical tools so that our surgeons can perform state-of-the-art orthopedic procedures.
It's normal to feel worried, stressed, or anxious when preparing for your surgery. At UOC, we strive to make you feel optimistic and hopeful about not only about your surgery, but also your recovery. In our more than 30 years of practice, we have found that this extra layer of compassion and reassurance goes a long way for our patients and their families.
Orthopedic Surgery Locations
The University Orthopedics Surgery Center, located at 101 Regent Court in State College, PA, opened in 2002. Our operating suites are equipped with the most modern medical technologies available today.
UOC's Advanced Center for Surgery, located at 3280 Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona, PA, provides an optimum environment for specialty outpatient procedures. At this facility, our skilled surgeons and pain management specialists perform advanced specialty outpatient surgeries on hips, knees, and shoulders.
Same-day outpatient surgery is available at both the UOC Surgery Center and the Advanced Center for Surgery.