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.

Anesthesiology

Deliver 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.

Treatments include:

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

Phone: 915-742-2013

Fax: 915-742-1074

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 Clinic

The 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

Cancer Registry can be contacted by calling 915 742-6320
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The Cancer Registry is a cancer data management system designed to collect, organize and analyze data on patients with the diagnosis of a malignant disease (cancer). William Beaumont Army Medical Center has a Cancer Program fully approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which dates back to 1954.

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.

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

Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Clinic Telephone:
915-742-2282 or 915-742-2245

The General Surgery Clinic provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to all eligible beneficiaries (such as over 65, Medicare eligible, VA Beneficiaries, TRICARE eligible, active duty, family members, retirees) for all surgical disorders, to include the following:

Conditions:

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.

Neurosurgery Clinic

Clinic Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 12 PM

Clinic Telephone
915-742-4323

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.

Ophthalmology Service

Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Clinic Number:
915-742-3066

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)

Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Clinic Telephone:
915-742-3198

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:

Plastic Surgery

WBAMC offers a wide range of plastic surgery services including but not limited to the following:

Trauma Center

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).

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Urology Clinic

Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Clinic Number:
915-742-1900

The Urology Clinic provides diagnosis, treatment and consultation for urogenital disorders in the male and female. The variety of disorders includes:

Vascular Surgery Clinic

The Vascular Surgery Clinics provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for the following:

Conditions: