Surgery & Same Day Services
Winneshiek Medical Center has the most comprehensive surgery programs in the region. Our skilled and dedicated surgeons incorporate state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for routine procedures and complex surgeries right here in Decorah.
Representing general and specialty surgical disciplines, these outstanding surgeons, supported by highly skilled and experienced surgical nurses and technicians, have improved the quality of life for countless people.
Advances in medical technology mean many procedures that once required a hospital stay can now be done safely and effectively on an outpatient basis. The benefits are less pain, faster healing and shorter time away from home.
If you’re facing surgery or an outpatient procedure, you’re in good hands at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.
Winneshiek Medical Center offers complimentary aromatherapy for surgical patients. Aroma (smell) from essential oils may promote relaxation and sleep, relieve pain, ease anxiety or restlessness, reduce nausea or indigestion, relieve headaches/congestion or soothe muscle aches.
Surgeons at WMC
Your Mayo Clinic Health System doctors who perform surgeries at Winneshiek Medical Center are:
Ear, Nose, Throat
William Remington, M.D.
Caroline Schwickerath, D.O.
Brandon Riemer, D.O.
Michael Scott, M.D.
Rick Wilkerson, D.O.
Bruce Wulfsberg, M.D.
Thomas Marquardt, D.P.M.
Bradley Orvis, M.D.
Gundersen Health System – Decorah surgeons also have privileges to perform surgeries at Winneshiek Medical Center:
Scott Bierman, M.D.
Michael LaBelle, M.D.
Elleson Schurtz, M.D.
Kristie Shappell, M.D.
Craig Sullivan, DPM
Brooke Tappe, DPM
Gregory Valkosky, DPM
Phillip Yee, M.D.
Ask your doctor about health care services that can be performed at Winneshiek Medical Center.
Same Day Services
Same Day Services is the department that prepares patients for their surgical procedures and facilitates their discharge. It is staffed by a team of highly skilled and compassionate nurses who help make each patient’s stay as comfortable as possible.
Additional patient services available through Same Day Services include:
- Chemotherapy administration – Under the direction of your physician, Same Day Services staff provide local administration of most chemotherapy drugs in the expanded infusion therapy suite.
- Infusion Therapy (fluids, antibiotics, long-term medications)
- Outpatient blood transfusion
Winneshiek Medical Center offers complimentary aromatherapy for all Same Day Services patients. Aroma (smell) from essential oils may promote relaxation and sleep, relieve pain, ease anxiety or restlessness, reduce nausea or indigestion, and relieve headaches/congestion or to soothe muscle aches.