Brookings Health System

General Surgery

general-surgery.jpgGeneral surgery focuses on surgical procedures performed in the abdomen, including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts, appendix and thyroid. General surgery also deals with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, trauma, and hernias.

Our general surgeons can perform many procedures laparoscopically or robotically. Some of the most common general surgery procedures include:

  • Appendectomy to remove the appendix
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Cholecystectomy to remove the gallbladder, including da Vinci gall bladder surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy to remove hemmorrhoids
  • Hernia repairs
  • Mastectomy to remove all or part of the breast

Watch & Learn

Cody Butler talks about his hernia repair and the well coordinated, local care he received. Flandreau father-of-two Matthew Knippling talks about his son’s emergency appendectomy at Brookings Health System, and Brookings' Joel Perry shares his experience having same-day gallbladder removal surgery. 

Same-Day Gallbladder Surgery

Available At:

System Providers:

Alan Christensen, M.D.

Alan Christensen, M.D.

  • General Surgery
  • Sanford Clinic Brookings
Curtis Peery, M.D.

Curtis Peery, M.D.

  • General Surgery
  • Sanford Clinic Surgical Associates
Provider

Robert Summerer, D.O.

  • General Surgery
  • Madison Regional Health System
Sara Marroquin, MD, MPH

Sara Marroquin, MD, MPH

  • General Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
Theresa Oey, M.D.

Theresa Oey, M.D.

  • General Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care