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Surgery at UnityPoint Health - Trinity

Committed to Providing Quality and Compassionate Care

UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center has a wide range of surgical specialists and general surgeons, who perform over 4,000 surgical procedures annually. Realizing surgery can be a very stressful experience; Trinity Surgical Services is committed to providing high quality and compassionate care for every patient. We are dedicated to making your surgical experience a successful one and we will try to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.

The following surgical services are offered at Trinity:

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) - Trained to Treat Patients with Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Disorders or Injuries

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors or Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

Special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.

ENT surgeons also perform a specialized procedure, called Balloon Sinuplasty. If you suffer from sinus pain and pressure and have not found a treatment that works, you may be a candidate for this less invasive sinus surgery. Balloon Sinuplasty is a breakthrough procedure offered at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Sinuplasty is proven to be safe and effective with a much shorter recovery time than traditional sinus surgery. This technique will relieve chronic sinusitis and recurring sinus infections.

General Surgery - Providing Outstanding Care for Routine and Complex Surgeries

General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g. intestines including esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland and hernias.

Trinity's surgical team provides outstanding care for all routine and complex general surgery problems. Areas of special interest include GI oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, liver tumors, complex pancreatic or biliary disorders, reoperative GI surgery, functional GI problems and proctology.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques are performed at Trinity, which significantly reduce the amount of time spent in the hospital and promotes quicker recovery.

Minimally invasive procedures performed at Trinity include:

  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones
  • laparoscopic gastric and bowel resection
  • laparoscopic fundoplication for reflux and diagnostic laparoscopy

Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) - Treating Conditions the Affect Women of All Ages

Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) are two surgical specialties that treat conditions that affect women of all ages - young women, women of childbearing age and post-menopausal women. Throughout a women's life, she is likely to visit a gynecologist more often than any other physician. The OB/GYN physicians practicing at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center are committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services for both pregnant and non-pregnant patients.

Ophthalmology - Surgery of the Eyes

Ophthalmology (Eye) is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye, such as the lacrimal system and eyelids. Ophthalmologists are surgically trained specialists who operate primarily on the eye, offering the removal of cataracts.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Highly Skilled and Uniquely Qualified Surgeons

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Mouth and Jaw) provide a wide range of services, from orthognathic (jaw) surgery to the treatment of facial traumas.

Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws do not meet correctly and/or teeth do not seem to fit with jaws. Teeth are straightened with orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are also trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. These surgeons are versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long term reconstruction and rehabilitation for facial trauma injuries.

Orthopedic Surgery - Operating on Patients who Experience Fractures, Joint Pain & Sports Medicine Injuries

Orthopedic Surgeons operate on patients who experience fractures due to trauma, total joint patients, spine injuries and patients with sports medicine injuries. Upon completing medical school, these physicians go on to a five year residency program consisting of one year of general surgery training and four years of training specific to orthopedic surgery.

Reconstructive and Cosmetic Procedures

Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that can involve both a person's appearance and ability to function. Plastic surgeons strive to improve patients' appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive procedures correct defects on the face or body. These include physical birth defects like ear deformities, traumatic injuries like those from dog bites or burns, or the aftermath of disease treatments like rebuilding a woman's breast after surgery for breast cancer.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic (also called aesthetic) procedures alter a part of the body that the person is not satisfied with. Common cosmetic procedures include making the breasts larger (augmentation mammoplasty) or smaller (reduction mammoplasty), reshaping the nose (rhinoplasty), and removing pockets of fat from specific spots on the body (liposuction).

Reconstructive and cosmetic procedures offered at Trinity:

  • breast reconstruction and augmentation 
  • facial rejuvenation (Botox, face lifts, and fillers)
  • body contouring (liposuction, tummy tuck, arm lift and body lift)
  • hand surgery (carpal tunnel, trigger fingers and traumatic injuries)
  • nose surgery
  • eyelid surgery
  • scar revision
  • facial and burn reconstruction
  • skin evaluations and cancer treatments
  • ear surgery (otoplasty)

Podiatry - Foot and Ankle Surgery

There is an average of 750 podiatric surgical cases performed at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center annually. Procedures performed at Trinity range from reconstructive foot and ankle surgery for both adult and pediatric patients, to foot and ankle trauma. Trinity has 24/7 call coverage for patients needing podiatry services.

Urology - Bladder and Urination Surgery

Urologic surgery is performed by surgeons who specialize in the treatment of urologic conditions. Urologic surgery is the integration of surgical activities for the pelvis primarily for the treatment of obstructions, dysfunction, malignancies, and inflammatory diseases. Common procedures performed at Trinity range from cystoscopy to transurethral prostate surgery.

Vascular Surgery - Treatment of Vessels Outside the Heart

Vascular Surgery includes treatment of all vessels outside the heart and is dedicated to the care of patients with disorders of the circulatory system.

Vascular Surgery at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date techniques in treating the vascular patient. In the past decade, there have been numerous diagnostic and surgical technological advances such as: ultrasound enhancement, angioplasty, stenting devices and improved imaging techniques.

Vascular surgery is commonly used for patients with peripheral vascular and venous diseases, aneurysms, strokes and carotid disease.