Clinical Services at NNMC
Learn more about the clinical services at Northern Nevada Medical Center.
Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
If you're planning surgery, you consider Northern Nevada, whether for a short stay of a few hours or overnight. Either way, you'll spend your recovery time in a private room with the personalized attention for which Northern Nevada is noted. Our surgery center has a reputation as one of the finest. Ask your doctor about surgery at Northern Nevada.
Women older than 40 — or younger women with a family history of breast cancer — should have annual mammograms to fight this disease which affects one in nine women. In the Diagnostic Breast Care Center's quiet and reassuring setting, the Center's team of highly-qualified mammography professionals are uniquely attuned to the health concerns of women.
After menopause, all women are at risk for osteoporosis, but a family history of the disease, being of slender build, being an Asian or Caucasian woman, smoking, inactive lifestyle, excessive alcohol use and chronic use of certain medications also increase risk. Diagnosed early enough, osteoporosis is both treatable and preventable. Northern Nevada's Vista Osteoporosis Center provides low-dose x-ray bone density screening, the best method for early detection. Osteoporosis screening qualifies for Medicare reimbursement.
Senior Bridges of Northern Nevada Medical Center
Senior Bridges is dedicated to the community's need for high quality behavioral health services for those 55 years of age and older. Staffed by psychiatrists, primary care and specialty physicians, psychologists, social workers and other geriatric health professionals, Senior Bridges provides an inpatient program for seniors who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or other emotional difficulties.
Chest Pain Center
The Chest Pain Center provides a highly-skilled team of cardiology professionals. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients receive sophisticated testing and treatment and fast, triage for chest pain, dysrhythmias and other heart emergencies. Services include noninvasive testing, interventional cardiology and physician admission to a private room in the Chest Pain Center.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
As medical technology improves, more and more surgeries are performed with minimally invasive techniques. As an alternative to traditional "open" surgeries, minimally invasive surgeries can result in reduced scarring, shortened hospital stays and decreased recovery times all of which can contribute to improved patient care. Northern Nevada Medical Center's surgery department specializes in minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopy, urological procedures, arthroscopic surgery, breast biopsy, splenectomy, intestinal surgery, and cholecystectomy.