Short Procedure Unit

Modern medicine now makes it possible for many patients to have surgery and return home the same day. The Short Procedure Unit at Punxsutawney Area Hospital is designed especially to provide such care.

Use of the Short Procedure Unit eliminates costly hospital stays while ensuring high quality care. This allows patients the opportunity to recuperate comfortably at home, helps patients return quickly to family and friends, and extends medical services to more people by freeing inpatient hospital beds. Services offered through the Short Procedure Unit include: many types of dental and oral; ear, nose and throat; gynecologic; orthopedic; urologic; GI lab; vascular, neural and general surgery; ophthalmic; endoscopic and a pain clinic.