Our general surgeons assist patients with a wide range of surgical needs, from routine procedures to emergency surgical care. They often collaborate with primary care physicians as well as referring physicians to provide the most comprehensive care and most advanced treatment available. Their team approach with our clinical staff ensures that procedures are handled with the utmost skill, expertise and a focus on personal comfort, safety and rapid recovery.
- Breast biopsy.
- Biopsy; cervical/axillary/inguinal nodes.
- Excision of skin lesions.
- Incision and drainage of abscesses.
- Liver biopsy.
- Major/minor laceration repair.
- Skin graft.
- Gastric lavage.
- Hickman catheter/port-a-cath placement.
- Appendectomy; laparoscopic/open.
- Cholecystectomy; laparoscopic/open.
- Common bile duct exploration/surgery.
- Small bowel resection; laparoscopic/open.
- Drain; subphrenic, pelvic, other intra-abdominal.
- Abscess; laparoscopic/open.
- Exploratory laparotomy.
- Gastric resection; laparoscopic/open.
- Hernia repair, simple; inguinal, femoral, incisional.
- Ventral hernia; laparoscopic/open.
- Incisional hernia, complex; abdominal wall.
- Reconstruction with component separation.
- Hiatal hernia repair; laparoscopic/open.
- Nissen fundoplication; laparoscopic/open.
- Pancreatectomy, distal.
- Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, internal.
- Rectal prolapse surgery.
- Splenectomy; laparoscopic/open.
- Vagotomy; laparoscopic/open.
- Abdominal perineal resection—rectal cancer.
- Partial mastectomy.
- Partial mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy.
- Partial mastectomy with axillary node dissection.
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy.
- Axillary lymph node dissection.
- Mastectomy; simple, modified radical.
- Hydrocelectomy; adult, pediatric.
Major soft tissue
- Excision of skin; superficial/deep soft tissue tumors.
Major head and neck
- Thyroidectomy; lobectomy/total thyroidectomy.
Grant Regional Health Center is excited to offer a gentler treatment for varicose veins. Adam Schope, MD, brings his surgical expertise in a new, minimally invasive procedure, called Venefit, to our region.
Varicose veins—enlarged veins in the legs that appear like twisted, bulging cords—are not just a cosmetic problem. If left untreated, they can progress to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI).
CVI is a medical condition in which the veins and vessels in the legs become less able to carry oxygen-depleted blood back toward the heart. The condition worsens over time. As varicose veins progress to become CVI, painful symptoms like leg swelling, skin damage and ulcers may occur.
Many factors—including pregnancy and heredity—can increase your risk for varicose veins and CVI.
Fortunately, most treatments nowadays for these painful, unsightly veins usually don’t involve a hospital stay or a long, uncomfortable recovery. Thanks to less-invasive procedures, varicose veins can generally be treated on an outpatient basis.
Faster healing, less pain
Today, a number of minimally invasive treatment options are covered by any insurance plans. While treatments like compression stockings to manage symptoms are often prescribed first, there are a variety of treatments that can actually eliminate the diseased veins, improve your quality of life and halt the progression of CVI.
Two of the treatments available are:
- Endovenous ablation. Endovenous thermal ablation involves the insertion of a thin, flexible tube—called a catheter—into a diseased vein to seal it shut using heat. Blood that would normally return toward the heart through that vein then travels through other veins instead. Over time the treated vein shrinks and is absorbed by the body. Compared with surgical options like ligation and vein stripping, endovenous ablation results in less pain and a quicker recovery time.
- Venefit targeted endovenous therapy. The Venefit procedure is the only minimally invasive segmental radio frequency (RF) ablation treatment that uses radio frequency energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen in the vein walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins. The Venefit procedure allows a quick, comfortable recovery and return to everyday activities, while also improving the appearance of varicose veins.
Meet the expert
Dr. Schope joined our medical community in 2014 after practicing in Dubuque, Iowa, for the previous six years. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and he completed his internship and residency at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri. He is board-certified in general surgery.
Dr. Schope is highly skilled in leading-edge procedures, and Grant Regional is proud to offer his expertise to patients in our surrounding communities. He works closely with our clinical staff to ensure that procedures are handled with the utmost care and with a focus on each patient’s comfort, safety and rapid recovery.
For more information on the treatment of varicose veins or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schope, please call Grant Regional Health Center at 608.723.3249.