General Surgery

General Surgical Services

At Wickenburg Community Hospital, we take pride in offering the highest level of care for your surgical needs. We are one of the few remaining non-profit community hospitals owned and operated by its citizens, and we strive to care for our people with empathy and integrity. We are committed to excellence and take a teamwork approach to ensure accountability and world-class standards.

Our state-of-the-art Surgical and Diagnostic Center expands the ability to care for our growing community at Wickenburg Community Hospital. The center serves 3,300 square miles around our community, providing quality orthopedic and general surgery close to home. The 10,500 square foot surgery center features the latest technology and highly trained, skilled surgeons for your diagnosis and treatment.

Our team of dedicated, experienced physicians, nurses, surgical staff, and rehabilitation therapists will be there for you every step of the way before, during, and after your general surgery procedure.  Our general surgeon, Robert Ripley, MD, works closely with Lisa Erlinger PhD, CRNA, a certified registered nurse anesthetist and director of the surgical center and anesthesia services.

As the go-to general surgery center around Wickenburg, we are proud to provide a wide range of services. We strive to meet the health care needs of our community, so please contact us with any medical or surgical concerns (whether they’re listed below or not). We will work with you to understand your insurance coverage and financial responsibility, as well as pre-operative instructions,recovery, and discharge.

Our general surgery services include:

  • Appendectomy: Acute appendicitis surgery
  • Biopsies (including breast biopsies)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colonoscopies: Examination and evaluations
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Cysts
  • Diagnostic and specialty procedures
  • Endoscopies: Digestive tract examinations
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: Hemorrhoid removal
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Moles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin grafts: Tissue transplant surgery
  • Skin Tags
  • Wound Care

View the General Surgery Guide.


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