Surgery Clinical Studies

The Department of Surgery participates in many clinical trials.

Current Studies

View active surgery clinical trials in StudyFinder, our searchable database of clinical research taking place at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

Research is conducted in the areas or divisions of:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery)
  • Plastic surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Surgical weight loss
  • Transplant surgery
  • Urology

Current study topics include:

  • Use of Drug A Following Ileocolectomy Lowers Endoscopic and Histological Recurrence Rates for Chrohn’s Disease at One Year Compared to Drug B
  • PUCCINI-Prospective Cohort of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Patients Undergoing Surgery to Identify Risk Factors for Post-operative Infection NCE
  • A Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Fibrin Sealant Grifols (FS Grifols) as an Adjunct to Hemostasis during Parenchymous Tissue Open Surgeries
  • Device A Hybrid Hernia Repair Device for Ventral Hernia Repair
  • A Prospective Clinical Evaluation of Post Market Device XXX for Ventral Hernia Repair
  • A Prospective, Multicenter Trial of a Long-term Bio-absorbable Mesh with Sepra Technology in challenging Laparscopic Ventral or Incisional Hernia Repair
  • A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Overall Adverse Event Rate of Inguinal Hernia (IH) Repair Prior to NICU Discharge Versus IH Repair after NICU Discharge and Beyond 55 Weeks Post Conceptual Ag
  • Safety and Effectiveness of the Spiration Valve System in Air Leaks VAST (Valves Against Standard Therapy)
  • A Randomized Prospective Trial of Conversion to Everolimus Therapy from Calcineurin Inhibitor Based Maintenance Immunosuppression in Association with Mycophenolic Acid in Liver Transplantation: Examination of Impact on Long Term Renal Function
  • Evaluating Nulojix Long Term Safety in Transplant: ENLiST registry
  • A Clinical, Non-interventional Study of the Device A Urine Test for the Detection of Recurrent Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma (UC) Supplement

See more about all these trials on StudyFinder.

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Contact Us

To speak to someone about our current studies, please call 717-531-0003, ext. 285155 or email Laurie Dove at