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Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

855 A Avenue NE
Suite 300A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Peosta Commercial Court
P.O. Box 80
Peosta, Iowa 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - East

1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Walk-In Care

800 Kenyon Road
Suite S
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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General and Vascular Surgery

Surgery

UnityPoint Clinic surgeons offer a wide spectrum of procedures and surgical treatment options. Depending on the type of surgery needed, our UnityPoint Clinic surgical team will create a customized care and recovery plan that is right for you.

What Does a Surgeon Do?

Before an operation, your surgeon will perform a physical examination and create an action plan for the procedure. Surgeons perform the operation with a team of other surgeons when necessary including assistants, nurses and anesthesiologists depending on the complexity of the surgery. After the surgery is complete, the surgeon and care team provide postoperative care to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.

When Do You Need Surgery?

Surgery is a last resort after medication, therapy, other treatments that do not help, or if no other treatment options are available.

  • Surgery is necessary: If you have tried medication, as well as other treatment options and still have severe pain or complications where your quality of life suffers, surgery may be the necessary step. Progressive diseases like cancer or bone and joint deterioration may need immediate action to try and protect the rest of the body from further damage.
  • No other treatments available: For some conditions, like appendicitis or a hernia, surgery is the only treatment option.
  • Balancing quality of life and surgery: For most people, surgery is an elective choice that both you and your doctor make together. Comparing your current quality of life to the potentially enhanced quality of life surgery could bring, may lead you to consider surgical options to improve your life.

What are the Different Types of Surgery?

There is a broad spectrum of specialties in surgery. There are also different circumstances and needs for each surgery, from preventative to life-saving procedures. Here are the different categories of surgery:

  • Elective surgery is scheduled in advance because there is no immediate threat to life.
  • Emergency surgery, like an appendectomy, is performed when a medical condition is life-threatening.
  • Exploratory surgery is used as a diagnostic method by doctors to find a diagnosis for a medical condition.
  • Reconstructive surgery is used to restore the original function to the body and usually occurs after some trauma has been afflicted.
  • Cosmetic surgery is an optional surgery where the goal is to improve the appearance of the patient.
  • Transplant surgery can be done either artificially or through a donor. It consists of replacing a malfunctioning organ with a higher functioning organ.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Surgeons

The knowledgeable surgeons at UnityPoint Clinic are trained on the most up-to-date practices and technologies to make sure your procedure is as safe as possible. We offer a wide range of surgery options from general surgeries such as abdominal hernia repairs to more advanced surgeries such as brain aneurysm repair. Our surgical specialists create custom care and recovery plans to help meet your goals to maximize your quality of life.