General Surgery

St. Joseph - General Surgery

We appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Our Care Providers are happy to meet with you to discuss your healthcare. Call our office for an appointment to meet with one of our providers.

Our General Surgery physicians are here to provide a wide range of surgical care. We will take the time to listen to you and provide you with the information and support you want from your healthcare provider.

Our General Services Provided:

Breasts - benign and malignant disease, mammotome, needle biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, diagnostic/therapeutic office ultrasound

Head and Neck - tracheotomy, FNA/evaluation of thyroid nodules including in-office ultrasound guidance, thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy for benign and malignant disease, lymph node biopsies

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - esophagogastroduodenoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic): variceal banding, sclerotherapy, dilatation, control of acute hemorrhage, etc.; colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic): polypectomies, control of acute hemorrhage, endoscopic hemorroid banding, colorectal cancer screening

Hand Surgery - ganglion cysts, carpel tunnel release

Gastrointestinal - laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, evaluation and management of hiatal and para-esophageal hernias, ulcer disease, GERD, benign/malignant GI tract disease, anorectoal disease (hemorrhoids, fissures)

Pediatric - hernia/hydrocele repair, pyloromyotomy, intussuception management

Hernia - laparoscopic/open inguinal repair, laparoscopic/open ventral repairs

Endocrine/Pancreas/Spleen - peri-ampullary cancer (Whipple), splenectomy for hematologic disorders, adrenal tumors (evaluation and management), pancreatic islet cell tumor resections, management of pancreatitis

Biliary - laparoscopic cholecystectomy and common bile duct procedures, open common bile duct procedures

Musculoskeletal - lower extremity amputations, lower extremity soft tissue masses, ingrown toe nail excision

Vascular Access - varicose veins, venous ports of chemotherapy, hemodialysis, other venous access, central lines, pulmonary catherization, arterial line

State of the Art Mammotone - To improve our service offerings, we've added the state-of-the-art Mammotome Breast Biopsy System for ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. This minimally invasive device is used to biopsy suspicious lesions and/or to manage benign palpable breast lesions. This service is an alternative to open surgical biopsy. The procedure can be performed in the office and typically takes less than half an hour. Our surgeons are the only providers in the area offering this type of procedure in the office. To find out more about a Mammotome biopsy, please call (269) 429-0900.

We are happy to schedule an appointment for you. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in.

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