General Surgery Des Moines | Find A General Surgeon
Do you need a general surgeon? Trust the most experienced team of board certified surgeons at The Iowa Clinic. Our surgeons specialize in many areas of general surgery, including comprehensive breast care, hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, heartburn surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, intestinal surgery and surgical oncology.
The general surgeons at The Iowa Clinic are trained to perform a variety of procedures, including surgery for complex conditions. Many of the procedures performed at The Iowa Clinic can be done laproscopically, meaning only a few small incisions are made. Our surgeons are trained in the latest techniques, including robotic-assisted surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical system. With da Vinci robotic surgery, surgical procedures are less invasive and patients often have a faster recovery.
Each procedure is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to make the most logical surgical decision resulting in the best possible outcome. The surgical team at The Iowa Clinic also specializes in colorectal surgery, surgical oncology and liver/transplant surgery. The collaboration among specialties is what makes The Iowa Clinic one of Central Iowa’s leading surgical options.
Many Iowa Clinic physicians and surgeons care for a significant number of patients at John Stoddard Cancer Center and recently one of our general surgeons, Scott Hamling, MD, led the effort to help the Cancer Center earn a three-year full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. John Stoddard was the first in Central Iowa to earn recognition as one of the nation’s top breast cancer centers.
General Surgery Services & Procedures
List of Procedures
- Sentinal Lymph Nodes
- Pancreatic Surgery
- Adrenal Surgery
- Partial Breast Irradiation Catheter Placement
- Breast Conservation Therapy
- Thyroid Surgery
- Intestinal and Colon Surgery
- General Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Liver Biopsy
- Gallbladder Removal
- Gastric Surgery
- Hernia Repair
- Local Anesthetic Hernia Repair
- Temporal Artery Biopsy
- Parathyroid Surgery
- Lipoma Removal
- Lymph Node Biopsy
- Nissen Fundoplication (Reflux Surgery)
Through all of this here is what I have learned: trust your instincts, find a great set of doctors and never give up!
~ Heather | A Graphic Designer, Wife & Busy Mother of Two