Surgical Procedures

Choose top-quality surgical care close to home at Pella Regional Health Center in central Iowa. We’ll work with you and your doctor to create a care plan tailored to your needs.

Explore our wide-reaching surgical services available in a community hospital setting.

Back & Spine Surgery

Find relief and management of back and spine pain with specialists at Pella Regional. You’ll have access to nonsurgical pain management and surgical options such as:

  • Cervical disc replacement – Removes damaged discs in your back and replaces it with an artificial one
  • Decompression surgery – Removes pressure from the bones of the spine
  • Kyphoplasty – Treats minor spinal fractures
  • Laminectomy – Creates space and removes pressure from the spine
  • Microdiscectomy – Repairs herniated discs
  • Motion preservation surgery – Stabilizes the spine for better range of motion
  • Scoliosis surgery – Straightens curves of the spine due to scoliosis
  • Spinal fusion (spondylodesis) – Joins two or more discs to secure the spine
  • Vertebroplasty – Helps repair fractured vertebrae (bones in the spine)

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Get care from ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors (otolaryngologists) who treat conditions of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. ENT surgeries include:

  • Facial lesion removal – Removes damaged tissue from the face
  • Myringotomy – Relieves fluid pressure in the eardrums
  • Myringoplasty – Closes a perforation in the eardrum
  • Nasal fracture repair – Repairs fractured bones of the nose
  • Septoplasty – Straightens the partition of your nose (septum)
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal – Removes the adenoid and tonsils to relieve recurring sore throats, ear infections, or other chronic infections
  • Tympanoplasty – Repairs the eardrum and reconstructs the small bones of your middle ear

General Surgery

General surgery can treat many parts of your body, including your digestive system, abdomen, endocrine (hormone) glands, breasts, skin, or blood vessels. Procedures include:

  • Appendix removal surgery
  • Breast surgery for medical reasons
  • Colonoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Thyroid surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

Find surgery for women’s health and gynecology at Pella Regional. Our gynecologists treat conditions of the female reproductive system with surgeries such as:

  • Burch procedure (urethropexy) – Supports the health of the urethra
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy – Uses a small tube with a camera to display images of your reproductive organs for diagnosis
  • Endometrial ablation – Treats abnormal bleeding by removing tissue lining from the uterus
  • Hysterectomy – Removes the uterus (complete hysterectomy) or the upper part of the uterus only (partial hysterectomy)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse repair – Treats dislocated organs in the pelvic region
  • Tubal ligation – Closes the fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy
  • Urinary incontinence surgery – Treats loss of urine control

Ophthalmologic Surgery

Keep your eyes healthy with ophthalmology at Pella Regional. Ophthalmologists treat conditions of the eye and offer procedures such as cataract surgery, which uses advanced microscopic technology to replace a cloudy natural lens with a clear lens to improve vision.

Orthopedic Surgery

Get access to experienced orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons, here to treat your bones and joints with surgeries including:

  • Bone fracture repair – Repairs broken bones
  • Carpal tunnel surgery – Treats carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand and wrist
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction – Tightens and firms the ankle ligaments for stability and better range of motion
  • Hand, arm, and shoulder surgery – Repairs conditions or injuries limiting motion
  • Joint replacement surgery – Replaces damaged joints, including shoulders, hips, and knees
  • Trauma and emergency care – Treats emergency conditions, including fractures


Take care of your feet and ankles with podiatry services and specialists at Pella Regional. Find podiatry services such as:

  • Bunion removal – Removes soft tissue foot deformities (bunions) to improve walking and eliminate foot pain
  • Hammertoe surgery – Corrects toes that curl or bend abnormally
  • Heel surgery – Treats pain and other conditions of the heels
  • Treatment for neuromas – Relieves swollen nerves between foot bones and ligaments
  • Wound care – Includes foot surgery and other wound healing techniques

Robot-Assisted Surgery

Recover faster and get back to your everyday life with robot-assisted surgery services. The da Vinci® robot-assisted surgery system delivers smaller and more precise incisions, leading to shorter recovery time for:

  • General surgeries, including gallbladder removal, lower colon removal, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment
  • Gynecologic surgeries, including partial and complete hysterectomies, tubal ligation, and uterine fibroid removal
  • Urologic surgeries, including prostatectomy and kidney surgery

Urologic Surgery

For complete urology care, turn to our skilled urologists at Pella Regional. Urologists treat diseases of the kidney and bladder, as well as the male reproductive system. You’ll find procedures including:

  • Bladder surgery – Treats infections and tumors of the bladder
  • Cancer surgery – Treats bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer
  • Kidney surgery for kidney stones, crystallized clumps of chemicals that block urine flow
  • Erectile dysfunction treatment – Improves blood flow to enhance sexual performance
  • Male infertility surgery – Includes biopsies, vasectomy reversal, and opening sperm ducts
  • Nephrectomy – Removes part or all of the kidney
  • Pyeloplasty – Relieves blockages between the kidney and ureter, the tube that delivers urine
  • Prostatectomy – Removes the prostate gland
  • Urinary incontinence treatment– Helps close your urethra or bladder to prevent involuntary urine flow

Preparing for Surgery

If your doctor recommends surgery at Pella Regional, find out what to expect before, during, and after surgery. You’ll also learn about the services available to help your recuperation when you get home.

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Review your health care options with your primary care doctor or surgeon at Pella Regional Health Center.

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