“Growing up in Elizabeth Township, working at UPMC McKeesport, and now at the UPMC Outpatient Center in West Mifflin, it’s just fun working in and bringing care to where you grew up and to the people you’ve known throughout your life,” says Dr. Cordero, a general surgeon at UPMC and medical director of the new location.
The facility, which opened Dec. 1, 2020, houses more than 20 specialties, including primary care, heart and vascular, orthopaedics, and women’s health, along with imaging and outpatient surgery – all under one roof.
As a lifelong resident of the South Hills, Dr. Cordero says he’s excited that comprehensive medical and surgical care are more convenient for the people in these communities. “By expanding these medical and surgical offerings in the area – and with so many specialties, so close together – we are making it easier for you and your family to get the care you need closer to home and with fewer trips,” he says.
“I know most of us would prefer a short drive versus a long one, especially when we’re not feeling well or when we have a sick family member,” he adds.
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State-of-the-Art Surgery Center
What was once a Toys “R” Us is now a world-class medical facility. “The building had been closed for a while, so it’s bringing new life back into the community along Route 51,” says Dr. Cordero.
Inside is a high-tech UPMC Surgery Center where doctors perform numerous same-day procedures across a variety of specialties ranging from ear, nose, and throat to orthopaedics. Dr. Cordero performs surgeries to help heal wounds, such as diabetic foot wounds, pressure ulcers, and venous wounds. As a general surgeon, Dr. Cordero also provides hernia consultations and performs gall bladder and skin lesion procedures.
The surgery center is home to numerous specialists, so patients can easily access the care they need before and after surgery. Patients often need imaging, such as x-rays, ultrasounds, CTs, or MRIs beforehand, and these services are available in the same building. This coordination also benefits the board-certified surgeons, who can immediately review the images with the on-site radiologic technician and plan their surgical approach for the patient. Plus, when you arrive at the outpatient center, there is ample free parking.
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A Focus on Women’s Health
With on-site UPMC Magee-Womens experts, patients have access to a wide range of women’s health services, such as:
- Benign and cancerous breast procedures
- Early stage breast cancer
- Locally advanced breast cancer
- Recurrent breast cancer
- High-risk lesions
- Rare breast tumors
- Breast-specific clinical trial participation
- Imaging, including biophysical profiles, bone densitometry (DEXA), breast ultrasound, mammography (diagnostic and screening), and OB/GYN ultrasound
Our highly trained surgeons use the latest laparoscopic and hysteroscopic technologies to treat a wide range of gynecologic conditions, including complex and difficult-to-treat cases, such as:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic pain
“We realize it can be time-consuming and difficult for a pregnant woman to have to drive into the city for each visit,” says Dr. Cordero. “We hope that having these types of facilities closer to home can relieve stress on both the mom and the rest of her family.”
The UPMC Outpatient Center is part of a growing network of comprehensive care centers in southeastern Allegheny County and across the South Hills. Search by specialty to schedule your next appointment online.
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