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Published on January 07, 2019

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Offering surgery close to home in Friendship

What do gall bladder surgery, colonoscopy, wrist surgery and shoulder surgery have in common? They are all surgical procedures performed by surgeons at Gundersen Moundview Hospital and Clinics in Friendship, Wis.

"Many people don't realize the variety and complexity of surgeries we can perform at Gundersen Moundview," explains Ann Cwikla, surgery manager at Gundersen Moundview. "Anytime a patient can have their procedure performed close to home, it is a benefit to them. Not only does it save patients time and money by traveling a shorter distance, patients are also closer to family and their support systems."

With four surgeons offering services locally, patients in the Adams-Friendship area have access to many of the same surgical procedures people in other communities often have to travel to a larger city to receive. In addition to the procedures listed above, the Gundersen Moundview surgery team offers:

  • Appendectomy
  • Bladder exam, biopsy and other urological procedures
  • Cyst removal
  • Endoscopy
  • Gynecological services
  • Hand surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • Orthopedic procedures
  • Ovarian cystectomies
  • Podiatry, including bunions and hammer toe repair
  • And many more

Many of the procedures performed at Gundersen Moundview are available using a minimally invasive technique, which means a smaller incision than open surgery and often less scarring and pain for a faster recovery.

Gundersen Moundview surgeons work closely with patients' primary care providers, no matter where they receive their care, and keep the providers updated following surgery for a seamless transition of care before and after any procedure.

For more information on surgery services offered at Gundersen Moundview, talk with your primary care provider or call Gundersen Moundview at (608) 339-3331.

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