Whether it’s routine surgery or something more complex, more area residents trust their care to the doctors at Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence at Lehigh Valley Health Network than anywhere else. Drs. Michael Pasquale and Angelo Baccala are two of the almost 250 skilled surgeons there who work tirelessly to assure that patients receive the best care using the most effective and least invasive treatments available.
The team includes nationally known experts in complex types of neurosurgery and advanced cancer care, and the area’s only pediatric surgeons. “It’s our intent to do as much as possible to limit our patients’ time in the hospital, decrease the discomfort associated with surgery, minimize incisions and get them back to their family and a normal lifestyle,” says Dr. Pasquale, Chair, Department of Surgery and the Institute’s Physician in Chief.
The Institute was the first in the Valley to offer robotic technology. Today, over 50 surgeons perform robotic procedures in what is the region’s largest, most advanced robotics program. Says Dr. Baccala, urologist and Deputy Physician in Chief: “Delivering state-of-the-art health care with compassion is something I am proud to be part of.”