Mercy Medical Center Sioux City

General Surgery

Mercy Medical Center's Surgery Department provides high-quality, personalized patient care combined with cutting-edge technology.

Here’s a list of the most common inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures performed at Mercy Medical Center:

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia repair (abdominal wall and inguinal)
  • Stomach surgery
  • Anti-reflux surgery and hiatal hernia repair
  • Colon operations for cancer and diverticular disease
  • Upper GI endoscopy (esophagus & stomach)
  • Lower GI endoscopy (colon)
  • Small intestine surgery
  • Breast cancer and benign diseases of the breast, including sentinel node biopsy
  • Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Benign and malignant soft tissue tumors

For many general surgical procedures performed today, a shift has been made from traditional open surgery to the use of minimally invasive measures, such as laparoscopic surgery or robot-assisted surgery.  These surgical methods offer several advantages to the surgical patient, including smaller incisions which results in reduced pain, faster healing, and often, better outcomes.  Mercy was the first hospital in the Sioux City area to offer da Vinci-assisted surgery, which enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.

Mercy Medical Center has been nationally recognized for surgical services. HealthGrades, the nation's leading source for health care quality information, gives Mercy five stars - the highest rating possible - for general surgery in 2013. Mercy is also ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the state of Iowa in general surgery by HealthGrades.