General Surgery

General Surgery

Orange City Area Health System provides state-of-the-art care for all routine and complex general surgery procedures. Our surgeons are specially trained in minimally invasive and same-day surgical techniques, and have expertise in recent surgical interventions.

The Orange City Area Health System Northwest Surgery clinic is located in the Family Medicine Clinic for patient convenience. This also improves communication between our general surgeons and family medicine providers so that your care is integrated.

The most common procedures performed are as follows:


  • Laparoscopic and open hernia surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Antireflux procedures- Laparoscopic Fundoplication
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoid treatment


  • Tubal ligation
  • Uterine ablation
  • Hysterectomy- laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Cesarean deliveries


  • Skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell cancer, and squamous cell cancer, and benign and malignant subcutaneous lesions
  • Abscess drainage


  • Excisional breast biopsy
  • Lumpectomy for benign or malignant breast lesions
  • Mastectomy
  • Lymph node biopsy and dissection

Diagnostic Procedures

In addition to their surgical offering, our general surgeons are also highly-trained in endoscopic medicine and perform all of the colonoscopy and EGD procedures.

General Surgeons