UnityPoint Health - General Surgery What We Do

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General & Sub-Specialty Procedures

General surgery focuses on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and the thyroid gland. Surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, soft tissue and hernias, as well as long term vascular access needs. Laparoscopic surgery is a common surgical approach used by UnityPoint Health surgeons.

General Surgery Procedures:

  • Appendectomy

  • Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy)

  • Hernia Surgery & Repair (Inguinal, Femoral, Umbilical, Incisional/Ventral)

  • Hiatal Hernia Repair (Nissen Fundoplication & LINX procedure)

  • Pancreas

  • Skin Conditions (Lesions, Cysts, Masses)

  • Splenectomy

  • Thyroid    

Sub-specialties include:

Bariatric (Weight Loss)

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy

  • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

  • Gastric Band

 Colon/Rectal

  • Colon Resection

  • Colostomy

  • Fistulas/Fissures (Anal/Rectal)

  • Hemorrhoids Surgery

  • Pilonidal Cyst

  • Rectal Prolapse

Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • EGD (Upper GI Scope)

  • Esophageal Manometry

  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG - Feeding Tube)

 Endovascular/Vascular

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Open & Endoluminal Approach)

  • Angiogram/Stent/Angioplasty

  • Amputation

  • Carotid Endarterectomy

  • Varicose Veins (Radiofrequency Ablation, Ligation & Stripping)

  • Vascular Bypass for PVD/PAD

  • Venous Ulcers