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What We Do at Grinnell Surgeons

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Surgical Associates’ surgeons diagnose and treat nearly every surgical illness or chronic condition located between the upper neck and the toes. Surgical Associates currently does not perform heart surgery, brain surgery, and major joint and bone surgery.

We’re always expanding our practice, meaning these procedures could be offered by our professional staff in the future, should we add an additional surgical specialist! So if you’re not sure if we can help, give us a call and ask; chances are we can.

Innovation & Leadership

Our group is known for innovation and leadership in the development and application of new, even futuristic, technologies, and approaches to the surgical treatment of disease. Grinnell has a reputation for excellence in minimally invasive (micro) surgery, which is our standard approach to everything in the abdomen and chest. Even newer approaches, such as single micro-incision surgery and the Da Vinci surgical system have become standards for our surgeons. In 2011 we added an amazing new incision-less surgical approach for the first time. 

With a rich history of pioneering procedures in the field of weight loss surgeries and helping fight chronic diseases, our team is proud to be an innovator in our field. We understand that surgery is not always the best solution to our patient’s ailments and take a consultative approach to help lose weight. This may include recommendations to increase physical activity, changing eating habits, or could include surgical recommendations.

A Level I Center of Excellence for Obesity Surgery

Our innovative work is also the reason why the Grinnell hospital is a Level I Center of Excellence for Obesity Surgery. We’re the only hospital of its size in the country accredited by the American College of Surgeons with this highest of distinctions.

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