The surgical specialties and medical procedures that are performed at Prairie Lakes Hospital and Prairie Lakes Mallard Pointe Surgical Center are vast. Your procedure may be with a Prairie Lakes physician or a different physician who utilizes our expert surgical staff, equipment, and facilities.
Surgical Services Overview:
- Breast Biopsy
- Cath Lab
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- General and Laparoscopic
- Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
- Orthopedic Spine
- Pediatric Dental
- Vascular Surgery
- Diagnostic and interventional angiogram
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If a lump deep inside the breast shows up on a mammogram, but it's too small to be felt in a self-exam, your doctor can order a minimally invasive breast biopsy. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System offers breast biopsy services including minimally invasive approaches including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsies. Read more
Prairie Lakes has a state-of-the-art, on-site cardiac cath lab. The cath lab provides immediate access to the equipment needed to provide life-saving interventional procedures. Read more
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT):
ENT physicians specialize in treatment of problems related to disorders of the head and neck -- specifically the ear, nose and throat. These doctors can surgically treat conditions such as sinusitis, vascular malformations, hearing loss, ear infections, cleft palate and problems with the larynx.
Procedures include the insertion of tubes in the ear canal, tonsil removal and sinus surgery, including the new technology available for balloon sinuplasty, an endoscopic procedure to treat blocked sinuses.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Colonoscopy & EGD:
Two procedures by general surgeons using an endoscope. The endoscope is a tiny video camera mounted on the end of a long, flexible fiber-optic tube. Physicians can see inside your digestive system without cutting in order to diagnose a variety of conditions ranging from ulcers to colon cancer. Read more
General and Laparoscopic:
General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on medical conditions concerning the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, breast, bile ducts, and thyroid gland. Using the latest laparoscopic techniques, general surgeons can perform procedures deep within the body without the need for larger incisions. Instead of the more-invasive techniques of the past, they make a series of very small incisions, through which a laparoscopic camera and tiny surgical instruments are used to perform the surgery.
Related: Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic
Obstetrician/gynecologists who perform surgeries at Prairie Lakes are up-to-date on the most advance diagnosis and treatment of women's reproductive health issues as well as prenatal care and delivery of healthy babies. Diseases of the breasts, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries as well as menstrual problems, fertility problems and menopause issues are the areas of expertise for the OB/GYN. Procedures performed at Prairie Lakes include:
- Balloon endometrial ablation
- Laparoscopic-assisted hysterectomy
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, the physiology and pathology of the eye. Ophthalmologist treat problems ranging from glaucoma, cataracts, retinal problems and dry eye to nearsightedness and other vision problems. Procedures performed at Mallard Pointe Surgical Center include:
- Cataract surgery-advanced lens (astigmatism and presbyopic correcting lens) can decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery for cosmetic purposes or to improve vision impairments caused by droopy eyelids.)
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine:
Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in correcting musculoskeletal problems that result from trauma, sports injuries, disease, tumors or congenital disorders. Increasingly, as people of all ages and abilities stay physically active longer, sports medicine has become a special type of surgery. Prairie Lakes does not employ orthopaedic surgeons, but the surgeons work closely with the Prairie Lakes' staff, including physical therapists and occupational therapists to create an individualized treatment plan to restore your mobility.
Back problems can be vexing, a source of persistent pain that effects your quality of life. Surgery is one treatment option that may be considered to treat specific problems. Spine surgery, which involves the delicate interplay between bone and nerve, requires a special combination of surgical skill and medical training. Prairie Lakes offers othropeadic and spine surgery through an outreach physician who sees and operates on patients in Watertown, allowing patients to recover from surgery close to home. Some of the areas treated at Prairie Lakes include:
- Orthopaedic and spine services
- Microdiscectomy to remove all or parts of herniated disks in the back.
- Lumbar fusion to stop painful movement between vertebrae.
When dealing with oral problems of children whose mouths and teeth are still developing, doctors need advanced training in pediatric dentistry. This specialty involves the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of oral and maxillofacial disorders involving the teeth, jaws, facial bones, salivary glands and temporomandibular joints.
Podiatrists are specially trained to medically or surgically correct conditions and diseases involving the foot, the ankle and lower extremities. Their training includes a number of fields such as sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, diabetes, vascular care, dermatology and orthopedics.
Physicians who specialize in urology have advanced training in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders affecting male and female urinary tracts as well as male reproductive organs. At Prairie Lakes, we offer minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions such as prostate cancer, kidney stones, stress incontinence, urinary infections, as well as problems of the bladder, adrenal glands and the testes. Technology used includes cystoscopic, laser and lithotripsy systems.
Related: Prairie Lakes Urology Clinic
Vascular surgeons specialize in treating disorders of arteries, veins and lymphatic systems of the body. They treat conditions such as aneurysms and embolisms as well as endovascular procedures to place catheters and stents to maintain optimum blood flow. At Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, patients undergo a variety of vascular procedures such as diagnostic and interventional angiograms, dialysis fistula access and more advanced procedures such as correcting endoluminal AAA (endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm).
Some of these conditions are treated in a hybrid surgical/cath lab setting. PLHS has found success with a colaborative treatment model for these types of procedures. Vascular surgeon, Dr. Greg Schultz works closely with the Prairie Lakes interventional cardiologists to offer patients these advanced procedures.