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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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About Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB) has been a part of the Geisinger Family since 2005 and provides high-quality emergency, urgent, same-day and short-stay services for adults and children throughout greater Wilkes-Barre and the Wyoming Valley. A full range of comprehensive medical and surgical services are available at GSWB, a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, making it a premier choice of care for families from all over northeastern Pennsylvania.

GSWB provides pediatric and adult urgent care, same-day and short-stay surgeries, pain management, rehabilitation, sleep studies, outpatient testing, lab work, imaging services, women's health, family and internal medicine, nutrition services, hospice and Life Geisinger and adult daycare services. 

Emergency care
When you’re sick or hurt, getting emergency care close to home is comforting. Opened in July 2018, the emergency department at GSWB is staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians providing emergency, comprehensive care to patients around-the-clock. The GSWB ED staff works closely with the Level II trauma centers at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, as well as Geisinger Medical Center’s Level I trauma center in Danville in caring for the most critically ill or injured patients.

Urgent care
For minor illnesses and injuries, GSWB offers urgent care for adults and pediatric patients. 

Short-stay suites
We offer both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, and if a surgery or medical issue requires a short hospital stay, we have recently added a state-of-the-art unit with all the comforts of home, including:

  • Extensive room service menu for all meals
  • Private, hotel-like rooms, complete with premium linens, dining space and recliners
  • Enhanced entertainment options, including an iPad in each room with Apple TV capability and a flat-screen television
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Reserved underground parking, connecting directly to the surgical suite
  • Quick and easy admission, including a concierge who will greet and assist patients with their belongings

We offer services for colorectal, ENT/otolaryngology, gastroenterology, general, gynecological, ophthalmologic, oral, orthopaedic, pediatric, plastic, podiatry, urology and vascular surgeries.

Rehabilitation services
We offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services for those with a wide variety of health issues, including physical therapy, aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

The inpatient rehabilitation unit offers support services for patients and their families, including access to a team of physicians, advanced practitioners and nurses who offer continued care and medical advice. Patients and families have access to a nurse navigator to help guide them through the admission and discharge process, social workers to assist with the transition of care, dietitians, wound care specialists, and staff to recommend equipment and home modifications for continued rehabilitation care.

Pain management center
The pain specialists at GSWB diagnose and treat a range of pain-related conditions by utilizing advanced techniques to treat pain symptoms. Interventional and medical pain management services include cryotherapy, epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, physical therapy, spinal endoscopy and acupuncture.

Sleep disorders center
Geisinger's sleep center team offers diagnostic sleep studies to help diagnose a number of sleep related disorders. Once diagnosed, we develop a treatment plan so patients can get back to enjoying a good night's rest. We offer comfortable, private rooms and the latest technology to monitor and assess sleep issues including insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome (RLS) and sleep apnea.

Women's health
From teenagers to new mothers, women entering menopause to those in their senior years, our outstanding physicians, nurses, nurse midwives and other practitioners will provide high-end, compassionate care. The women’s health practice at GSWB offers services including gynecology, menopause treatment, obstetrics and prenatal care.

The registered dietitian nutritionists at GSWB will create a nutrition plan tailored to fit any lifestyle and wellness goals. Whether managing a chronic illness, recovering from a procedure, or just want to live a healthier life, we can teach patients how to make the best food choices. Nutrition services include diabetes education, eating disorders, food allergies, sports nutrition, weight management and pregnancy/breastfeeding.

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