From Surgery to Recovery. . . Choose us.

Having a surgery can be stressful for you and your loved ones. But at Regional Health Services in Cresco, we want your surgery experience to be as comfortable and stress free as possible – provided by a professional, compassionate care team.

At Regional Health, we offer surgeries services from joint replacements to cataracts, including a complete spectrum of care for all of your recovery or rehabilitation needs after surgery.

 

General Surgery

Michael LaBelle, MD, from Gundersen Health System provides a full range of general surgical services in Cresco including:

  • General surgeries such as:
    • Cesarean section
    • Colon
    • Bowel resections
    • Thyroid
    • Hemorrhoidectomy
    • Skin lesion removal
    • Hernias
  • Laparoscopic procedures using minimally invasive techniques such as:
    • Gall bladder
    • Appendix
    • Hernia
    • Tubal ligation
    • Colon
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy procedures

From diagnosis through recovery, Dr. LaBelle provides seamless communication with your primary health care provider. Patients are cared for by a team of specially trained surgical personnel at RHSHC who are known for providing safe, comfortable, and personalized care to every patient.

Patients are encouraged to contact their health care provider regarding surgical procedures or to contact the Surgery Department at 563-547-6697 with questions regarding procedures offered at RHSHC.


Surgery Department

With renovations and new construction complete in the spring of 2016, RHSHC has two fully equipped operating suites; comfortable, modern recovery rooms; and rehabilitation gym for your recovery needs post surgery.

 

Surgical Team

With the many specialists who see patients at RHSHC in Cresco and the various surgical cases performed, the surgical team at RHSHC is knowledgeable, experienced, and provides the best possible care to their patients.


Specialty Surgery

  • Christopher Adams, MD
    Urology
    Gundersen Decorah
    Procedures include: cystoscopy, cystoscopy with Botox injection, hydro distension, vasectomy

 

 

 

  • Richard Rattay, MD
    Orthopedic Surgery
    Mason City Clinic
    Procedures include: total joint replacements, knee/shoulder arthroscopy, sports-related injuries, extremity related pain/injury

 

  • Henry Diggelmann, MD
    Ear, Nose, Throat
    Mason City Clinic
    Procedures include: tonsillectomy; adenoidectomy, myringotomy with tube placement, skin lesion removal

 

 

  • Brooke Tappe, DPM
    Podiatry
    Gundersen/Decorah
    Procedures include: bunion surgery, toenail removal, toe amputation, a fusion of the metatarsal

 

  • Todd Schissel, CRNA, ARNP
    Pain Management Clinic

    • Treatments for: back pain, neck pain, disc bulge or herniation, spinal stenosis, arthritis in the spine/back, degeneration of the spine, sciatica
    • Procedures include: epidurals, sacroiliac injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, trigger point injections

 

  • Shawn Blake, CRNA, ARNP
    Pain Management Clinic

    • Treatments for: back pain, neck pain, disc bulge or herniation, spinal stenosis, arthritis in the spine/back, degeneration of the spine, sciatica
    • Procedures include: epidurals, sacroiliac injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency ablations, trigger point injections

Patient Testimonial:

“I just wanted to drop a line and tell you what a great experience we had at your hospital. My husband had surgery the morning of February 2nd. His post-op nurse was Susan. She was so caring, attentive, informative, thorough, and made us feel very special. His surgeon was Dr. LaBelle, who was a great doc with a good sense of humor (something we greatly appreciated at the time!). He was very open and his approach made us very comfortable talking about personal topics. We never felt rushed. I will definitely remember the consideration we received at Cresco’s hospital. It’ll be my first choice THANKS A MILLION to the entire staff who participated in my husband’s care.”


Are you at Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Know the facts.

  • Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death due to cancer in the United States.
  • Colonoscopy is the one test that can help prevent colon cancer by removing polyps before they become cancerous.

For healthy individuals who are not at high risk for developing colon cancer, screening should begin at age 45.  Testing can be done earlier for those at high risk for developing colon cancer; those having a family/personal history of colon cancer, hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, or chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

Regional Health Services of Howard County offers the latest technology in colonoscopy screening with high definition equipment making polyps and abnormalities easier to identify.

Talk to your health care provider about the options for colon cancer testing and how often you should be tested, or call RHSHC for more information.


For more information about specialists and procedures performed at RHSHC, contact your family physician or RHSHC at 563-547-2101.