The Geisinger HealthSouth Regional Amputee Center
Complete services and care for new amputees
The Geisinger HealthSouth Regional Amputee Center offers a full continuum of care that begins before surgery, and supports you during surgery and throughout the rehabilitation process. You may not need every level of care we have to offer, but you’ll find comfort in knowing that comprehensive services are available to you during every step of your care.
Director of Geisinger Health South Amputee Center, John Parenti, MD, explains the dynamic relationship between Geisinger and Health South that affords amputee patients long, productive lives following amputee procedures.
Your care begins with a pre-surgery consultation, from a physical therapist who specializes in working with amputees. This will help you address your initial concerns and questions and prepare you for your surgery. The surgery is performed at Geisinger Medical Center by a Geisinger physician who is highly trained and experienced in amputation. After surgery, you’ll receive all of the information and guidance you need to care for your wound and properly prepare for rehabilitation.
Your care team may include:
- Orthopaedic surgeon
- Vascular surgeon
- Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
- Cancer specialist (oncologist)
- Endocrinologist, for patients with diabetes
- Internal medicine
- Psychology and Psychiatry
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Social worker/care manager
Many patients choose rehabilitation at Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital because of the close relationship their team has with the professionals at Geisinger Medical Center, and because of the extraordinary care they give to amputees. To ensure you have the right options for your rehabilitation, Geisinger HealthSouth offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy services that are designed for amputees.
When it’s necessary, the Amputee Center will also assist you with selecting a temporary or permanent prosthesis that is suited to your needs and lifestyle.
To help you through the completion of your rehabilitation, Geisinger HealthSouth hosts its Amputee Support Group at the Rehabilitation Hospital on a monthly basis. Guest speakers, printed information, special outings and peer to peer conversations are all an integral part of how this unique support group helps new amputees.
The Geisinger HealthSouth Regional Amputee Center is proud to be the region’s only program dedicated to giving you such a full continuum of care. If you’re facing amputation, ask your physician about amputation at Geisinger Medical Center, or call 1-866-414-4988.