Telemedicine, also referred to as virtual care, is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communication to improve a patient’s clinical health status. It includes a variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology. With more than 8 billion mobile devices in the world today, innovation and technology will greatly impact how providers and patients interact to meet healthcare needs. A recent Harris Poll indicates that 64% of patients are likely to engage in a virtual visit, if available with their own provider or health system.

Telemedicine is not a new concept rather technology and societal demand are driving the movement. Telemedicine is not a replacement for onsite or hands on care; rather it serves as an alternative to the traditional patient encounter. Further, it fosters the triple aim model of healthcare that improves health outcomes of patient populations, quality of care, and increases patient satisfaction while reducing their healthcare costs.

Telemedicine or virtual care can be utilized in a variety of ways:
Transmission of still images.

Benefits and Uses
  • Remote monitoring.
  • Patient education and counseling.
  • Pre and Post-surgical acute care.
  • Health and nutritional care.
  • Takes away geographical & travel barriers.
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About Alleghenies Surgical

Alleghenies Surgical is proud to serve the Johnstown area to include the surrounding Cambria and Somerset counties. We have a team of highly trained professional staff members that are dedicated to handling your surgical needs. Our surgeons are highly experienced and caring surgeons. They offer weight loss (bariatric) surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) general surgery procedures, as well as endoscopy (scopes) services. In addition to providing scheduled and emergency general surgical services for patients, we also specialize in anti-reflux surgical procedures like the LINX procedure.

Alleghenies Surgical specializes in a variety of metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures like the Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass procedures for weight loss.

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Alleghenies Surgical
999 Eisenhower Blvd.
Suite D-1
Johnstown, PA 15904
Fax (814) 467-4751