See us for lumps, bumps, and belly pain.

See us for lumps, bumps, and belly pain.

At Prairie Lakes General Surgery Clinic we don’t just treat your medical needs - we treat you.  Patients can see our general surgeons directly at the clinic with or without a referral from another physician.

Dr. Greg Gerrish and Dr. Jacob Schaeffer diagnose and treat conditions, including:

  • Acid Reflux and Heartburn
  • Breast Diseases
  • Gall Bladder Disorders
  • Hernias
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Colon and Small Intestine Disorders
  • Skin Lesions
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Rectal/Anal Disorders
  • Colon Cancer Screening and Treatment
    • Direct Access Colonoscopy Screening (Quick and easy interview to see if you qualify.)
  • Varicose Veins

Schedule an Appointment

If you are concerned about a health condition like the ones listed above call 605-882-7777 or toll free at 855-465-8897 to schedule a clinic appointment with one of our general surgeons. General Surgery is located on the 2nd floor of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic in Watertown. At your appointment we'll discuss your condition, any concerns and treatment options.

Gerrish with woman patientProcedures

If surgical treatment is the best option, your procedure may be scheduled at Prairie Lakes Hospital, Prairie Lakes Mallard Pointe Surgical Center, or at an outreach location. Our general surgeons offer a wide variety of surgical procedures on an outpatient and inpatient basis. 

Many procedures are minimally invasive; using the latest laparoscopic techniques, our 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. Procedures using this technique include:

  • Breast Biopsies
  • Hernia Repair
  • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
  • Colon and small intestine surgery
  • Acid Reflux surgery
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Common Procedures List