UnityPoint Clinic Surgery - Fort Dodge


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Surgery Services in Fort Dodge

Find a surgeon that fits your unique needs, easily. Find a doctor or call (515) 574-6865 to connect with a member of our experienced surgical care team.

High-Quality Surgical Care

Breadth of Services
We can diagnose and treat both routine and complex problems. Our general surgeons regularly perform appendectomies, hernia repairs and colon surgeries, with excellent results. Our team has specialized expertise in treating breast cancer and vascular diseases, such as peripheral artery disease.
Highly Skilled Surgeons
Our surgical care team has years of experience. Some of our surgeons have cared for families in this community for more than two decades. All UnityPoint Clinic surgeons are trauma certified. They can provide lifesaving care in the most serious circumstances.
Our specialty clinics are connected to Trinity Regional Medical Center. We can provide all your care at one convenient location. Our clinic teams work seamlessly with hospital surgical staff to coordinate your care before, during and after surgery.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopic surgery uses small instruments and tiny incisions. The minimally invasive approach may mean you spend less time in the hospital or recover faster. Less-invasive surgery options include laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) for gallstones and laparoscopic hernia surgery.
Increased Access
Our team performs certain general surgeries and colonoscopy screenings at nearby Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. This effort makes it possible for people living in the northernmost parts of Iowa to receive high-quality surgical care without the hardship of extensive travel.
Wound Care Expertise
We work closely with Trinity Wound Healing Center to care for wounds and other sores that develop related to surgery or other reasons. Our specialists use the latest treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which no other local center offers. Learn more about Trinity Wound Healing Center.

Surgical Services

Our Surgical Specialties
Our specialty clinics are connected to Trinity Regional Medical Center, enabling us to provide more of the care you need in one place. UnityPoint Clinic's skilled surgery team has decades of experience performing general, vascular and breast procedures.
General Surgery

Our surgeons treat many routine and complex problems, including hernia, hemorrhoids and chronic (long-term) reflux. Our general surgeons are skilled in traditional (open) and minimally invasive techniques. For certain problems, you can have outpatient surgery and be resting at home hours after treatment.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreas and biliary (bile duct) disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
Cancer Care

Our surgeons specialize in breast and colon cancer care.

  • Colon cancer: We offer comprehensive colon cancer care, including screening, diagnosis and treatment. Our expanding colonoscopy services give you more scheduling options to protect your health with less disruption to your day. Our surgeons can perform colon cancer surgery using tiny incisions, treating cancer effectively with less impact on your life.
  • Breast cancer: We diagnose and treat cancer using the latest techniques and diagnostic tests, such as 3D mammograms. Our close partnership with UnityPoint Clinic Norma Schmoker Women's Center makes it easier for women to receive breast screening, diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services. The women's center is conveniently located near our surgery clinic.
Vascular Surgery

Our vascular surgeon cares for common and complex problems affecting blood vessels outside the heart. We offer the latest care, including advanced imaging and stenting devices, to evaluate and treat conditions affecting the circulatory system, including:

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
Weight Loss Services
Reach Your Weight Loss Goals
UnityPoint Clinic Surgery physicians and staff are committed to the effective, lifelong treatment of morbid obesity. Surgical weight loss is not an easy, quick fix for obesity. It is the beginning of a lifelong commitment to health. Dedication to proper diet, exercise and mental health is crucial to obtaining the best results. Surgery is a tool that allows the bariatric team to guide our patients back to health. If you are ready - we are here to help!

Meet Your Goal With Our Team
Our weight loss surgery team, each with many years of experience in dealing with overweight and morbidly obese patients, includes a dietitian, psychiatric counselor, nurse coordinator, and surgeon. We feel that expert care is only available with this comprehensive team approach, and we are committed to providing weight loss surgery in the safest manner possible.

Weight Loss Surgery May Be an Answer to Many Chronic Conditions
Excessive weight affects your life - how you look, how you feel, and the things you can or can't do. Obesity can also affect how long you live. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions. But, it doesn't have to - studies show significant weight loss may improve, or even resolve, these conditions.

Our Providers

M Laura Miegge
M Laura Miegge, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery, General Surgery, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine

Michael J Willerth
Michael J Willerth, MD

Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine

Rose Zach
Rose Zach, ARNP

General Surgery

Ericha Worple
Ericha Worple, DO

Wound Care, General Surgery

Darren Croo
Darren Croo, MD

General Surgery