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Surgery

Whether you're having a minor procedure or a more complex surgery, you can rest a little easier knowing you have a surgical team that is ranked among the best.

Despite its name, General Surgery at Gundersen is a surgical specialty with highly trained surgeons. They perform a variety of surgical procedures primarily on the thyroid, breast, gall bladder, appendix, stomach, colon/rectum and skin.

Minimally invasive

Many surgeries at Gundersen are now performed using minimally invasive techniques. Surgery is performed through very small incisions using long, slender, specialized instruments. With these instruments the surgeon can cut, cauterize, stitch, staple, grab, manipulate and remove tissue. Because minimally invasive surgery requires only very small incisions, there is less pain and blood loss, lower risks of infection, shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries and smaller scars.

Robotic surgery

Gundersen also offer da Vinci—the most advanced robotic surgical system. The surgeon remotely manipulates da Vinci's miniature instruments and the high-resolution 3-D camera to perform surgery through very small incisions. Robotic surgery is ideal for delicate surgeries such hysterectomies, uterine fibroids or prostate surgeries with fewer risks of infections and complications, less pain, faster recoveries and virtually no scarring.

Surgical specialties

Gundersen also has surgeons with advanced training for specialized surgery such as:

Surgeons in the region

Gundersen surgeons care for patients in La Crosse, Tomah, Viroqua, Prairie du Chien and Decorah and, through outreach services, at many other regional locations. For more information about surgery or to schedule an appointment, find a location near you.

The Surgery Clinic is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

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Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics
Call (608) 375-6266 (608) 375-6266
  205 Parker St.
  Boscobel, WI 53805
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Boscobel General Surgeons

Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics Hillsboro
Call (608) 489-8280 (608) 489-8280
  400 Water Ave.
  Hillsboro, WI 54634
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Hillsboro General Surgeons

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center - La Crosse Clinic
Call (608) 775-2331 or (608) 775-2331 or
  (800) 362-9567, ext. 52331 (800) 362-9567, ext. 52331
  1900 South Avenue
  La Crosse, WI 54601
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Gundersen Prairie du Chien Clinic
Call (608) 326-6466 (608) 326-6466
  610 East Taylor St.
  Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
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Prairie du Chien General Surgeons

Surgeries Performed in Prairie du Chien

Colonoscopies
Colon Resections
Hernia repair
Gall bladder surgery
Appendectomy
C-Sections
Gundersen Tomah Clinic
Call (608) 372-4111 (608) 372-4111
  1330 North Superior Ave.
  Tomah, WI 54660
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Tomah General Surgeons

Surgeries Performed in Tomah

Colonoscopies
Colon resections
Hernia repair
Gall bladder surgery
Appendectomy
C-Sections
Vasectomies
Upper GI
Carpal tunnel release
Hemorrhoids
Wound care
Gundersen Viroqua Clinic
Call (608) 637-4081 (608) 637-4081
  407 South Main St.
  Viroqua, WI 54665
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Viroqua General Surgeons

Surgeries Performed in Viroqua

Colonoscopies
Colon Resections
Hernia repair
Gall bladder surgery
Appendectomy
C-Sections
Breast Surgery
GERD Surgery
Minor Procedures
Tubal Ligations
Emergency Surgery
Gundersen Waukon Clinic
Call (563) 568-3000 (563) 568-3000
  120 2nd Ave. SE
  Waukon, IA 52172
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Waukon General Surgeons

Gundersen Decorah Clinic
Call (563) 382-3140 (563) 382-3140
  1830 State Hwy. 9
  Decorah, IA 52101
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Decorah General Surgeons

Surgeries Performed in Decorah

Colonoscopies
Colon Resections
Hernia repair
Gall bladder surgery
Appendectomy
C-Sections
Palmer Lutheran Health Center
Call (563) 422-3817 (563) 422-3817
  112 Jefferson St.
  West Union, IA 52175
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West Union General Surgeons

Patient Stories

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