Surgery

The surgery department at Pocahontas Community Hospital offers general surgery, laparoscopic, ear nose throat, OB/GYN, orthopedic, arthroscopic, podiatry, endoscopic, and urological procedures.
Whether you require surgery with a hospital stay or outpatient stay with home recovery we have a team of experts to meet your needs.
Our surgeons are provided by Northwest Iowa Surgeons P.C. Northwest Iowa Surgeons PC, takes pride in providing quality, compassionate surgical and gynecologic care to Northwest Iowa. They utilize state of the art techniques and equipment; their board certified physicians have the experience and expertise you need for quality surgical care.
General surgeries performed in Pocahontas include but not limited to:

  • Colonoscopies
  • EGD Gastroscopy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Cyst Removal
  • Port Placement
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Biopsies

Clinic held weekly in the surgery department. To schedule an appointment call: (712) 335-5230.

Anesthesia
Coverage provided by Northwest Iowa Anesthesia, Inc.

Surgery Scheduling
Surgery is scheduled through a surgeon and the surgery department.

Surgery Department:
(712) 335-5230 phone
(712) 335-5233 fax
Jenny Benna, Manager

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Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons P.C.
Ashley McClain, DPM
Podiatry

Nurmerous foot and ankle surgeries, including hammer toes, heel spurs and Achilles tendon repair.

Clinics held on Wednesdays in Pocahontas

To schedule an appointment call: (800) 248-4049


Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons P.C.
Andrew Pick, DO
Orthopedics/Podiatry
  • Knee Scopes
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Variety of other Orthopedic Procedures

Clinic Held on Thursdays in Pocahontas

To schedule an appointment call: (800) 248-4049


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Abigail C. Drucker, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Doctor of Medicine: 2008 

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008-2012 

Women’s Health Institute of Illinois
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Urogynecology, 2012-2014

Certification:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014-present


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Jeffre D. Helmink, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Education:
University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Doctor of Medicine, 1995

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
Internship, 1995 - 1996

Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA,
Residency, 1996 - 2000 

Certification:
American Board of Surgery, 2002 - to present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Jason R. Keonin, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Education:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Doctor of Medicine: 2005 

Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
Residency, General Surgery 2005-2010 

Certification: 
American Board of Surgery, 2011 to present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Jaren H. Ricker, MD
General Surgery

Education:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Doctor of Medicine: 2009 

Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA 
Residency, General Surgery, 2009-2014

Certification:
American Board of Surgery, 2014-present


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Patrick J. Slattery, MD, FACS
General Surgery

Education:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Doctor of Medicine, 1991 

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Residency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1997 

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Research Fellow, Cardiac Division, 1993 - 1994

Certification:
American Board of Surgery, 1998 - to present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Northwest Iowa Surgeons
Brian P. Wilson, DO, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education:
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Doctor of Osteopathy, 1994

William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
Internship, 1994 - 1995

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center
San Antonio, TX
Residency, 1998 - 2001 

Certification:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003 - to present
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


RE*BE
Donald J. Kolegraff MD FACS FAACS RVT
Skin, Vein & Plastics
  • Varicose Veins/Spider Veins
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Assortment of other cosmetic Procedures

Clinic held monthly

To schedule an appointment call: (712) 332-6001