Inpatient & Outpatient Surgical Procedures

If you or your loved one will require surgery you can count on receiving compassionate, specialized care from the surgery team at SCK Medical Center.

SCK Medical Center Surgical Department strives to combine the latest technology with personalized care for our patients. Advances in medicine are continuously shortening the recovery time for patients. Minimally invasive procedures and state of the art equipment have reduced the length of visits in the hospital to hours instead of days.

Surgical Services

Below is a list of our surgical services that we offer at SCK Health. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our providers please call the number for your provider listed below. 

  • Arthroscopic 
  • Gastrointestinal 
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological 
  • Laparoscopic 
  • Ophthalmological 
  • Oral 
  • Orthopedic 
  • Podiatric
  • Urogynecological 
  • Urology 

Common Surgical Procedures 

This is not an all inclusive list of procedures but a list of examples of services that we can provide. 

  • Arthroscopy
    • Shoulders – Rotator Cuff repair, Labrum repair, Bicep repair, etc.
    • Knees – Meniscus repair 
  • Appendectomy 
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cataract Removal 
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) & Colonoscopy 
  • Colon Resection 
  • Dental 
  • Fractures & Complex Fractures 
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Gastrointestinal scopes
    • EGD
    • Colonoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Hysterectomy (options include vNOTES, a revolutionary hysterectomy procedure without abdominal incisions)
  • Kyphoplasty 
  • Portacath Placement
  • Total Joint Replacements
    • Knees
    • Hips
    • Shoulders
  • ACL Repair

Prior to Surgery

The do’s and don’ts prior to your procedure. If you have any questions please give us a call!


  • Do Shower with HIBICLENS (Chlorhexidine) following preoperative bathing instructions and manufacturer’s guidelines on the label. Shower (not take a bath) with Hibiclens the night before surgery. THIS IS FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY, AVOID MUCOUS MEMBRANES. 
  • Do wear comfortable, loose clothing. 
  • Do bring your driver’s license and insurance cards with you to the hospital 
  • Do bring crutches, walkers, CPAP to the hospital on the day of surgery (if applicable). 
  • Do make arrangements to have a responsible party to drive you home. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 
  • Do bring a complete list of allergies and medications you are taking, along with dosage information.
  • Do bring a complete list of surgeries.
  • Do report any elevated temperature to our office or SCKMC prior to surgery.
  • Do notify our office or SCKMC if you have any cuts, scratches, abrasions or any kind of infection.
  • Do bring a list of telephone numbers of people you might wish us to call. 


  • Don’t eat OR drink anything after midnight. Do not put anything in your mouth such as gum, candy, or tobacco.Don’t wear make-up or nail polish to the hospital on the day of surgery.  
  • Don’t wear make-up or nail polish to the hospital on the day of surgery.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Don’t wear any jewelry or watches or bring valuables to the hospital.
  • Don’t shave operative site. It is best to not shave any part of our skin except face for at least two days prior to surgery.
  • Don’t apply any type of lotions or perfumes. 

Med Surg Inpatient Care

SCK Med Surg is a 15 bed unit that provides 24 hour nurse care. All of our inpatient rooms are single rooms for your privacy and comfort. One room in the unit is equipped with bariatric equipment. 

Our inpatient providers:

Dr. Suhail Ansari

Dr. Tyson Blatchford

Dr. Patrick Bloedel

Dr. Patrick Bloedel

Dr. Rhonda Green

Dr. Rhonda Green

Dr. Paul Klaassen

Dr. Cora Ruhl

Dr. Eric Thompson

Outpatient Services 

For all outpatient services we require orders from a facility approved physician or an order that has been consigned by a facility provider. 

The Med Surg Floor is open from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There is always a nurse on staff after hours if needed.  

Many of our nurses are picc line and wound vac certified.

Services provider:

This is not an all inclusive list

  • Wound care
  • Wound vac
  • IV Therapy (antibiotics, therapeutic infusions, fluids, Remicade IVIG) 
  • Injections (pain & therapeutic) 
  • Blood transfusions
  • Paracentesis 
  • Thoracentesis
  • Port-a-cath maintenance 
  • Treadmills
  • Catheter changes 

For more information about the Surgical Services offered at SCK Medical Center, please talk to your physician or call the Surgery Department at 620-441-5781. 

We look forward to speaking with you!