Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery provides quality, comprehensive and compassionate care for a broad range of surgical needs while simultaneously preparing surgical residents to become outstanding surgeons through our surgical internship and residency programs.
If you feel that you require surgical care please speak to your Primary Care Manager (PCM) about a referral to one of our specialty areas. For additional information on our clinics and services, please use the links provided below.
AnesthesiologyDeliver comprehensive, high quality anesthesia care to our valued beneficiaries. Anesthesiology is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of acute, chronic, benign and cancer-related pain. Our aim is to treat the cause of pain whenever possible, and return our patients to a functional lifestyle and work. We understand the complexity of your pain, and the suffering experienced by many individuals with persistent pain.
To obtain an appointment, the patient must have a referral. We work closely with your referring physician to offer detailed medical assessments to help resolve confusion about your diagnosis, physical functioning and work status.
Diagnostic information, results of tests and medical consultations, and effects of treatment are carefully documented. While we may not always be able to provide pain relief, we give you an opportunity for improvement and the resources to cope within your abilities. Quality of life for our patients is our priority.
- Physical conditioning and functional stimulation to restore function and return-to-work.
- Medications for the treatment of pain and pain related symptoms.
- Injections that can deliver medications for diagnosing pain.
- Nerve blocks that, in certain cases, can be administered to destroy a specific nerve that carries pain signals.
- Behavioral medicine treatments, including relaxation and cognitive therapy.
- Brief drug infusions to guide diagnosis or selection of long-term therapy.
Appointments are made through referral from your primary physician. You may contact this office at 915-742-8058/6068 during regular duty hours.
Speech Pathology Clinic
Location: 3rd floor Bradley Building, co-located with Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery and Audiology.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Referral Clinic Only
The speech pathology clinic provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services to our active duty population. These services include the diagnosis assessment and treatment of speech language and cognitive communication disorders with individuals who have a history of mild/ moderate traumatic brain injury, paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFM), stuttering and voice disorders. We work closely with our ENT physicians scheduling modified barium swallow studies in the evaluation of swallowing disorders and providing dysphagia therapy to patients with head and neck cancer, stroke or other disorders of medical/neurogenic origin.
Audiology ClinicThe Audiology Service provides a continuum of patient care directed toward achieving the maximum communication competence in individuals with communication disorders. Audiology provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients of all ages.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations - Adults
The Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic hearing evaluations for adults in order to identify various types of hearing loss and if medical referral or hearing aids are needed.
Pediatric Audiology - Newborn/Infant Hearing Screenings
Early detections of potential hearing loss is critical in children. They can be evaluated for potential hearing loss at any age. They will be tested with age-specific techniques that allow the audiologist to determine the hearing ability. The need for further audiological evaluations or referrals to other specialists can be made at the time of the initial appointment.
Audiology service works closely with the Otolaryngology clinic to rule out or diagnose impairments prior to treatments or surgical intervention.
Cancer Registry can be contacted by calling 915 742-6320
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In 1992, President George Bush signed into law the National Cancer Registry Act, beginning what is now the National Program of Cancer Registries. The Department of Defense is an institutional member of C-Change, a non-profit organization that is composed of 150 national entities from all sectors of government, academia, and private enterprise. C-Change shares information; helps identify barriers, gaps, and opportunities related to its mission; seeks agreement on critical national priorities and supportive actions; and facilitates independent and collaborative efforts to achieve common goals. The shared goal of C-Change is to "Cut cancer deaths in half by implementing a long term and sustained national strategy that motivates U.S leaders and the public to take the steps necessary to prioritize and implement cancer risk reduction." Former President George H.W. Bush heads the organization and representatives include, among others, the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Health Affairs and the Directors of the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Cancer Society.
The purpose of the Cancer Registry is to provide accurate and complete cancer information while maintaining strict confidentiality of each patient. The Cancer Registry is the best means known to follow patients for life. The benefits of lifetime follow-up for tumor patients are two-fold.
- It ensures the patient of the best medical care by providing a means whereby the patient is reminded of the need for lifelong continuity of care.
- It provides our medical staff with data that will enable them to see the end-results of their diagnostic and therapeutic efforts. The data obtained is available for use in research, national statistics, and education. This allows modification of treatments if certain treatments are found to be outdated or ineffective and implementation of newly discovered treatments.
In essence, it means a staff of qualified doctors and nurses planning every step of your cancer treatment and allows us, as health care professionals, to give our best known means of treatment for your condition.
General Surgery Clinic
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
915-742-2282 or 915-742-2245
- Weight loss surgical screening and surgical procedures.
- Colon and rectal disorders (hemorrhoids, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, etc)
- Gall bladder, pancreatic, and liver diseases
- Lung and esophageal diseases and tumors
- Gastrointestinal disorders (ulcers, reflux, etc.)
- Head and neck tumors
- All breast diseases
- All cancer screening, diagnosis, and follow-up
- Complete non-invasive pressure and pH monitoring for the gastrointestinal tract.
- Endocrine tumors
- Breast and abdominal ultrasound
- Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and upper endoscopy
Around the clock inpatient care is provided by board certified general surgeons and an accredited surgical residency program.
Appointments are made through referral from your primary physician or by calling the General Surgery Clinic.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12 PM
The Neurosurgery Clinic at William Beaumont Army Medical Center offers evaluation and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, spine, and nerves. Active Duty, Active Duty Family Members, eligible Retired and Retired Family Members as well as limited VA beneficiaries are eligible for care. Please contact your Primary Care Manager (PCM) or our clinic regarding a referral.
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Ophthalmology Service provides state of the art comprehensive surgical and medical care of the eyes and surrounding tissues for all eligible patients: active duty and TRICARE eligible patients and dependants. The staff specializes in the latest technique (small incision, no stitch phacoemusification) for cataract removal with intraocular lens implant, and offers routine and urgent glaucoma, strabismus, vitreo-retinal, and oculoplastic surgical treatments, as well as most laser procedures. We also provide medical care of all eye and adenexal diseases to include neuro-ophthalmologic problems. However, in order to render prompt and efficient care to as many patients with surgical and medical diseases of the eyes as possible, refractions and spectacle / contact lens prescriptions are not offered to any patients over five years of age by the Ophthalmology Service.
Otorhinolaryngology Service (ENT)
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Physicians in the Department of Otolaryngology at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) are specialists in the treatment, diagnosis, and management of disorders related to the Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT). Our physicians are surgical subspecialists trained to treat a variety of Head and Neck conditions. The department is backed by state-of-the art equipment and technology, Audiology, Speech Pathology, experienced technicians and friendly staff.Some of the conditions include:
- Sleep Medicine and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Hearing Loss
- Balance Disorders
- Thyroid disorders including thyroid cancer
- Cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract
- Skin cancers of the Head and Neck
- Salivary Gland Disorders
- Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Head and Neck
Plastic SurgeryWBAMC offers a wide range of plastic surgery services including but not limited to the following:
- Breast reconstruction performed using implants or the patient's own tissue at the time of mastectomy or on a delayed basis.
- Reconstruction of soft tissue defects from injury, surgery, or developmental problems (e.g. pressure sores, burns).
- Surgical excision of skin cancers and skin and other soft tissue tumors.
- Breast reduction on women whose heavy breasts are causing significant functional problems.
- Functional soft tissue procedures such as reduction of enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) and release of scar contractures.
- Cosmetic procedures on the face, breasts and body. These procedures are done on a time and space available basis and include a fee paid before surgery for all patients. Strict criteria related to general health, smoking history, and weight must be met before consultations will be approved with specifics related to the procedure desired.
Appointments are made through referral from your primary physician. Our office number is 915-742-1837 during regular duty hours.
Department of Surgery Trauma Services can be reached at 915 742-3746 or 915 742-3747.The trauma center at WBAMC was founded in 1972 by BG Robert Hardaway and has played a prominent role in the El Paso trauma environment. The Trauma center is an active participant in the Far West Texas and Southern New Mexico Regional Advisory Council on Trauma (BorderRAC).
William Beaumont Army Medical Center:
- Admits approximately 260 trauma patients per year.
- Is designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services as of November 2013.
- Provides a complete range of trauma care with the exception of severe burns, which are transferred to either Lubbock or BAMC.
- Partakes in various trauma related process improvement initiatives.
- Has a trauma inpatient service.
- Facilitates physician, nursing and EMS education.
- Participates in injury protection programs, health fairs and workshops ( Burn prevention, pool safety/drowning prevention, "all babies cry" education, bicycle safety, fall prevention, shattered dreams event, underage anti drinking & driving and other community health fairs).
- Provides Trauma Team information, Trauma Policies and Regulations in the WBAMC Intranet website.
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM
The Urology Clinic provides diagnosis, treatment and consultation for urogenital disorders in the male and female. The variety of disorders includes:
- Cancer of the GU tract to include prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal, and testes
- Infections of the urinary tract
- Blockage urinary tract
- Congenital malformations
- Renal (kidney) stones
- Sexual problems in the male to include infertility.
- Voiding difficulties
Vascular Surgery Clinic
The Vascular Surgery Clinics provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for the following:Conditions:
- Abdominal Aneurysom
- Aortoiliac Disease
- Arm Artery Disease
- Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Diabetic Problems
- Mesenteric Ischemia
- Peripheral Aneurysm
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Renovascular Conditions
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Insufficiency
- Ankle-Brachial Index
- CT Angiography
- Duplex Ultrasound
- MR Angiogram
- Angioplasty Stenting
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Carotid Stenting
- Dialysis Access
- Endovascular Stent Graft
- Foot Care
- Surgical Aneurysm Repair
- Surgical Bypass
- Thrombolytic Therapy
- Venous Access