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.
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.
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.
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.