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At Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center, our Surgery staff understands the stress that an expected or unexpected surgery may cause. Our surgical team is known for exceeding patient expectations by providing the best outcomes and compassionate care. You can have every confidence in the skills of our doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff to help you through your time here at Crossing Rivers Health.

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We offer minimally invasive, laparoscopic and standard surgical procedures in the following areas:

General surgery

General surgery procedures performed at Crossing Rivers Health include:

  • Appendectomy- Laparoscopic
  • Breast biopsy/sentinel node biopsy/mastectomy
  • Colon resection surgery- Laparoscopic or open
  • Caesarean section- scheduled or emergent
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastric reflux surgery- Laparoscopic
  • Gall bladder removal- Laparoscopic
  • Hernia repair
  • Upper Endoscopy

Crossing Rivers Health combines state‐of‐the‐art equipment and techniques with a pleasant, caring, and peaceful healing environment.

General surgery cases are performed by expert surgeons, along with a specially‐trained, experienced team of registered nurses, surgical assistants, surgical technologists, anesthetists and dedicated support staff. Collaboration with other patient care areas in the medical center such as medical imaging, lab, respiratory, and in‐patient therapies ensure the best care possible to our patients.

Our highly-trained surgical staff takes great pride in having a surgical site infection rate that is below the national average. That means our patients recover with less complications.

Gynecologic surgery

Crossing Rivers Health's Surgical Department offers the latest in technology and gynecologic surgical procedures, including:

  • Dilation & Curettage
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomy- Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, or open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pelvic laparoscopy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Other contraceptive methods

Most of these procedures can be done on an outpatient basis, or may require a minimal stay at the hospital.

Whether you're undergoing an emergency procedure or an elective hysterectomy, rest assured that the highly skilled, compassionate staff at Crossing Rivers Health Medical Health will make your experience a positive one.

Orthopedic surgery

Crossing Rivers Health provides joint replacement and sports medicine repairs close to home, including:

  • Total joint replacement- hips, knees and shoulders
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Carpal tunnel release.
  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopy and repairs
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Amputations
  • Fracture repairs- closed and open reduction
  • Joint revisions

Our orthopedic surgeons work in conjunction with our physical and occupational therapy department to ensure our patients have the best possible outcome.

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Urologic Surgery

Robotic-assisted surgical services offered at Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center:

  • Surgical oncology for bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer
  • Vasectomy
  • Interstim - Incontinence treatment
  • Laser shock lithotripsy - kidney stone treatment

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Podiatric surgery

Podiatric procedures available at Crossing Rivers Health include:

  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammer toe correction
  • Plantar fasciitis repair- Laparoscopic and open
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Ankle and foot repairs

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Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Health care delivery in the twenty-first century combines the skills of experienced surgeons with the precision of robotic instruments.

✔ Less pain
✔ Shorter recovery time
✔ Less scarring

Skilled surgeons, armed with the most advanced technology and backed by a surgical team you know and trust - right here, close to home - at Crossing Rivers Health.

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Pre-operative evaluation and education

Before you come in for your procedure you will need to be seen for a pre‐surgical evaluation and education appointment. This appointment will be scheduled the day your surgery is set up.

Your Expert Surgical Team

The expert surgical team at Crossing Rivers Health that takes care of you during your surgery includes:

  • Surgeons
  • Registered nurse anesthetists
  • Registered nurses
  • Certified operating room technicians

Our team provides a sterile and safe surgical environment and offers innovative, top-notch postoperative pain-management options.

Hear from our patients

Cindy Justman and her brother traveled more than three hours to Prairie du Chien for a music festival. In walking out of their tent, Cindy's foot got stuck and she fell. She was transported to the Emergency Room at Crossing Rivers Health, where she had orthopedic surgery. Cindy appreciated her experience so much, she continued to travel back to Crossing Rivers Health for follow up care. Hear Cindy share her experience.

Karla Troester is an active woman. She has a large family and enjoys entertaining and cooking for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Over time, these activities became more and more difficult to enjoy due to the extreme knee pain she was experiencing. Karla turned to the team of orthopedic experts at Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care.

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Donna's Story

Elkader resident Donna Anderson wanted to be able to dance again. Donna had both hips replaced at the Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care. Hear Donna share her experience.

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Denny's Story

Denny Garcia had a mishap one evening and broke his leg. His experience was drastic, but he "thanks his lucky stars" for coming to Crossing Rivers Health.

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