General Surgery

General surgeons specialize in treating health conditions related to organs of the abdominal area—including hernias—as well as the thyroid, skin, breast and soft tissue.

Individualized Plan, Conservative Approach

Expect top-quality, comprehensive general surgery care close to home when you choose Pella Regional Health Center. You receive individual attention and a care plan tailored to your specific situation that starts with the most conservative, least-invasive approaches first.

Comprehensive Surgical Care

At Pella Regional, you and your doctor will work with our skilled, board-certified surgeons who hold extensive experience in a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Aesthetics – Injections for Botox® and Juvéderm®
  • Breast surgery for non-cosmetic conditions, including lumpectomy or mastectomy
  • Colonoscopy – Examination of the lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Colon resections – Open surgery or laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures
  • C-section – Cesarean birth or surgical delivery of a baby
  • Gallbladder removal
    • Open surgery
    • Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures
    • First in Iowa to perform single-site robotic-assisted gallbladder removal using one small incision near the belly button
  • Heartburn—gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)—robotic-assisted surgery
  • Hernia repair – Open surgery, laparoscopic (minimally invasive) or robotic-assisted 
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Trauma care
  • Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy – Examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract through a tiny camera and miniature instruments
  • Vasectomy
  • Varicose veins and treatment for other leg vein conditions

In addition, you can receive osteopathic manipulation therapy.

Pioneers in Robotic-Assisted General Surgery

Early in 2010, Matt Morgan, DO, FACOS, and Mike Thompson, DO, FACOS, pioneered the use of the da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgical system at Pella Regional Health Center for general surgery procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair and more. This advanced, minimally invasive technology allows your Pella Regional general surgeons to operate with greater precision, dexterity and control. That means you benefit from:

  • Small incisions and minimal scarring
  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to regular activities

A nationally recognized leader in general surgery, Dr. Morgan was selected to share his experience in transitioning from traditional procedures to robotic-assisted techniques at the 2015 First Annual Global Symposium on Robotic-Assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair in New York City.

Helping You Navigate the Insurance Maze

Because today’s insurance policies come with significantly higher co-pays and deductibles, you’re likely to face larger out-of-pocket expenses for your health care. The compassionate Patient Advocates at Pella Regional help you prepare for the cost of your medical procedure, understand the payment process and avoid financial surprises.

Together with a Patient Advocate, you’ll review your specific insurance situation and your doctor’s recommended procedure. Then, our Advocate will estimate your actual cost and work with you to find the best method of payment.

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