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Trust the most experienced team of board certified surgeons at The Iowa Clinic. The general surgeons at The Iowa Clinic are trained to perform a variety of procedures, including surgery for complex conditions. Many of the procedures can be done laparoscopically, 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.

The surgeons at The Iowa Clinic focus on a variety of diseases and complex conditions including the surgical treatment of hernias, reflux, thyroid and gallbladder diseases and breast cancer (for a more comprehensive list, see Services & Treatments).

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 surgerysurgical oncology and liver/transplant surgery. The collaboration among specialties is what makes The Iowa Clinic one of Central Iowa’s leading surgical options. Our surgeons are some of the best in the state in both patient care and surgical outcomes giving confidence and peace of mind to those who need it most.

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.

When you have a health issue that requires surgery, we understand the importance of a timely diagnosis. That’s why our staff is committed to a consultation within two working days. Our doctors and nurses will do their best to make you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. We are here to help. 

Please fill out your medical history before arriving at your appointment.

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