Surgical Services

We know surgery can be a very stressful experience. Our surgeons perform a range of procedures at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics so you can be close to home from surgery through recovery.

General surgeons at GMHC provide inpatient, outpatient and laparoscopic surgical services. For patient convenience, additional procedures such as cataract removal and simple orthopedic procedures can be performed at GMHC by visiting specialty surgeons.

Experienced, Compassionate Care

You can rest assured you are in good hands with our team of experienced professionals, including skilled surgeons, anesthesia providers, registered surgical nurses and operating room technicians. We are dedicated to making your surgical experience a successful one and we will make you as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.

In addition to two spacious operating rooms, GMHC offers deluxe same-day surgery suites for outpatient procedures. Comfortable, state-of-the-art hospital rooms, skilled care for extended stays, and physical therapy are available to help you through recovery and rehabilitation.

General Surgery

GMHC partners with Guttenberg Surgical Associates, PC, in an environment dedicated to comfort, safety and respect. General surgical procedures include gall bladder removal, hernia repair, tonsillectomy, bowel procedures, thyroidectomy, hysterectomy and Caesarean section.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic procedures are performed at GMHC. These minimally invasive surgical techniques reduce the amount of time spent in the hospital and promote quicker recovery. Laparoscopic procedures include appendectomy, cholecystectomy for gallstones, and breast and skin biopsies.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System is a console that allows the surgeon to perform surgery with easier access, greater precision and control, increased range of motion and an enhanced view. Because of the magnified, high-resolution 3D image of the surgical site, the surgeon is able to make the smallest of incisions – about the diameter of a pencil. The computer translates the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements, so there is less injury to the surgical site. It’s important to know that a robot is not at the controls. The system cannot act on its own. Instead, the surgeon controls every aspect of the surgery. The da Vinci® System is a technological breakthrough because it offers a minimally-invasive option for procedures that were once considered major surgery.

Specialty Surgery and Other Procedures

Specialty physicians provide a variety of surgical procedures at GMHC, including:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Bunion surgery
  • Plantar fascia release
  • Heel spur removal
  • Ear, sinus and throat surgery
  • Endoscopy, including colonoscopy


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