Heather Hubbell, director of patient care at Avera Flandreau Hospital, said, "Working in rural medicine, it's not always easy to provide all the services our community needs. We have a lot of elderly patients, and Dr. Wingert's visits prevent them from having to travel..."
"We weren't expecting the MERIT study patients to lose as much weight with this procedure as patients with gastric bypass would, and that is exactly what happened..."
Dr. Strand offers general surgical procedures like hernias, cyst removal, laparoscopic colectomies, catheter placement and removal, hemorrhoid banding, lipomas, colonoscopies and diagnostic procedures.
"I provide the training to physicians, advanced practice practitioners, physician assistants--anyone who might staff an emergency room in a rural location," Dr. Smoot stated.
Riley earned his Master's Degree in Physician Studies from the University of South Dakota. Riley is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
As soon as he got the "green light" to begin performing elective surgeries again, Dr. Guardado's schedule was once again full. As his practice has grown, so has his comfort level with robotics, in which he was already well-trained.
When Certified NP Rebecca McDugle joined SI 11 years ago, she was the entire advanced practice arm of SI's Acute Care Surgicalist Service. The service provides Avera McKennan Hospital with round-the-clock general surgery coverage.
Bauer says this team approach is a key part of SISD's excellent patient outcomes. In addition to the surgeons, the group includes nine advanced practice providers and a team of specialty trained nurses.
Robotic Hernia Repair at Surgical Institute of South Dakota
Dr. Person is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Sanford School of Medicine and performs robotic foregut surgery on the Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health campus.
Endocrine Surgeon Says Fellowship Training Gave Her Well-Rounded Understanding of Complex Conditions
Jesse Guardado, MD, Fellowship-Trained Colorectal Surgeon Brings Cutting Edge Training to Sioux Falls
Surgical Institute of South Dakota Welcomes New Staff
Dr. Bradley Thaemert is the first surgeon in the region to use an important new suturing device.