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Surgery, Inpatient/Outpatient

Surgical Excellence in Cresco

 If you need surgery, take comfort in knowing it is likely you can have the procedure performed close to home by a physician who works in your community.

Michael LaBelle, MD, from Gundersen Lutheran provides a full range of general surgical services in Cresco including:

  • General surgeries:  c-section, colon, thyroid and hernias;Michael LaBelle, MD
  • Laparoscopic procedures using minimally invasive techniques for gall bladder, appendix, hernia, tubal ligation and colon;
  • As well as:  colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures.

From diagnosis through recovery, Dr. LaBelle provides seamless communication with your primary healthcare provider.  Patients are cared for by a team of specially training surgical personnel at RHSHC who are known for providing safe, comfortable and personalized care to every patient.

Patients are encouraged to contact their health care provider regarding surgical procedures, or to contact Julie Andera, RN, Director of Surgery at 563-547-2101 with questions regarding procedures offered at RHSHC.

Orthopedic Surgery Services in Cresco

RHSHC and Gundersen Lutheran Health System have partnered to offer orthopedic surgery services in Cresco starting March 2, 2012.

Gundersen Lutheran Orthopedic Surgeon, Edward Riley, MD, will see patients at RHSHC.  Dr. Riley cares for patients with problems with their shoulders, knees, hips and hands.  When treatment requires surgical care, Dr. Riley will be able to perform most of the necessary procedures at RHSHC, including knee and shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs and hand surgery.

"When people are suffering from joint pain, it is not always easy or convenient for them to travel to receive specialized care," said Dr. Riley.  "I am excited to be able to bring orthopedic care to the people of the Cresco area, and especially to be able to perform a number of procedures at RHSHC."

For more information or for a referral to Dr. Riley, contact your primary care provier or call RHSHC at 563-547-2101.

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