Huron Regional Medical Center

Fall 2013

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Surgery Close to Home continued from page 1 Comprehensive Care "It was so nice having my procedure done in Huron and not having to drive 100 miles." is spreading without invasively removing large sections from the armpit, minimizing complications while providing potentially lifesaving data." HRMC's operating rooms are staffed by experienced professionals and outfitted with brandnew equipment (see story on page 3) for performing colonoscopies and upper endoscopies, as well as modern tools and cameras for minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. Closer to home is better. For more information about surgical procedures available at HRMC, visit, select "Services/Departments" and then click "Surgery," or call (605) 353-6200. "With the support of hospital staff, including a top-notch radiology department that's available all day, seven days a week, surgeons at Huron Regional Medical Center take care of common problems and many specialized issues," says Cy Haatvedt, MD, general surgeon at Tschetter & Hohm Clinic. "We're here, and a surgeon is always on call and available." In addition to providing general surgical services, surgeons at HRMC perform procedures in the following specialty areas: • endoscopy (sinus and gastrointestinal) • gynecology • laparoscopy (minimally invasive) • ophthalmology • orthopaedics • otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) • pediatrics • plastic surgery • podiatry • traumatic injury • urology (male and female) Same-day Services HRMC offers many surgical procedures on a same-day, outpatient basis. Examples include: • breast biopsy • colonoscopy • gallbladder removal • appendix removal • lung scope • pacemaker generator change • feeding tube insertion • PORT-A-CATH® insertion • skin lesions and skin grafts • carpel tunnel release • trigger finger/thumb release • tonsillectomy • ear tube insertion • sinus surgery • balloon sinuplasty • septoplasty • nasal fracture repair • removal of turbinates 2 welloneconnection • adenoid removal • cataract surgery • tear duct probing • blepharoplasty (droopy eyelid repair) • bunion and bone spur removal • hammer toe repair • Morton's neuroma removal • Achilles tendon repair • Baker's cystectomy • bursectomy (removal of fluid-filled sack) • arthroscopy • tendon repair • ganglion cyst removal • soft tissue mass/lesion removal • hemorrhoidectomy • hysterectomy • thermal ablation • tubal ligation and other permanent contraception Not only is same-day surgery often more convenient for patients and their families, it allows them to return home for recovery sooner. "Recovery is usually much easier and successful in a patient's home environment," says John Robert, MD, general surgeon at HRMC Physicians Clinic. "Being comfortable and relaxed helps people heal, so we expedite procedures to get patients home quickly whenever we can do that safely." w w

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