Surgical Procedures

Winneshiek Medical Center Surgery offers advanced services in our state-of-the-art surgical suites. Offering minimally invasive procedures when possible, surgeons with Mayo Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic, and Gundersen Health System perform surgeries locally, to keep you closer to home.

Surgeons at Winneshiek Medical Center perform a wide variety of surgical procedures. Common surgical procedures offered at Winneshiek Medical Center are (but not limited to):

General Surgery

  • Colonoscopies/Gastroscopies
  • Open and laparoscopic procedures
    • Hernia repair
    • Appendectomy
    • Colon surgeries
    • Cholecystectomy (Gall Bladder)
    • OB/GYN procedures involving the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes (hysterectomy, sterilization, ovarian cysts)
  • D&C
  • Breast biopsy, lumpectomy, mastectomy
  • Lesion removals
  • Vascular access
  • Venous deficiency and varicose vein treatment


  • Same day laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy
  • Sterilization
  • Laparoscopic infertility evaluation
  • D&C after a miscarriage
  • Laparoscopic treatment of tubal pregnancy
  • Endometrial ablation for heavy menses
  • Laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cysts or tumors
  • Hysteroscopy with D&C for infertility, lost IUD’s or abnormal menses
  • Laparoscopic evaluation for pelvic pain
  • Vaginal repair of bladder and rectal prolapse
  • Stress incontinence procedures
  • Labial revision of female genitalia


  • Procedures involving the prostate (biopsy/removal)
  • Kidney stone removal (lithotripsy and laser)
  • Kidney surgeries
  • Testicle surgeries
  • Vasectomy, vasectomy reversal
  • Circumcision
  • Bladder procedures
  • Stress incontinence procedures, bladder repair, sling procedures

ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)

  • Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy
  • Ear tube placement
  • Sinus procedures
  • Ear procedures
  • Thyroid
  • Skin lesions
  • Nasal fracture repair


  • Total joint replacements
    • Knee (including partials)
    • Hip
    • Shoulder
  • Arthroscopies
    • Knee
    • Hip
    • Shoulder
  • ACL repair
  • Carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts
  • Fracture care (closed reduction, open fixation)

Podiatry (foot/ankle)

  • Bunionectomies/Hammertoe procedures
  • Ankle arthroscopies
  • Achilles tendon repairs
  • Toe implants
  • Fusions
  • Plantar wart injections
  • Fracture Care (closed reduction, open fixation)
  • Tendon Repairs
  • Removal of cysts, masses, foreign bodies


  • Cataracts