What is General Surgery? General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and responsibility for the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require non-operative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment. While the surgeries that a general surgeon performs can involve almost any organ or body system, depending on the circumstances of a case; General Surgeons also assess and treat trauma, soft tissue wounds, cysts, abscesses, abdominal wall hernias, breast conditions, skin conditions, varicose veins and peptic ulcers (to name a few).
From diagnosis, treatment and recovery; patients at Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) receive individualized care through the specialized hands of our nurses, surgical staff, talented General Surgeon, Dr. Robert Ripley, MD, FACS and Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services, Lisa Erlinger PhD, CRNA. While not all treatments require surgery; if surgery is part of your treatment plan, the procedure will take place on-site in our 10,500 square foot surgery center equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging machines and operating theater. In addition, should your treatment plan require rehabilitation; WCH offers individualized in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services.
At Wickenburg Community Hospital, diagnosing and treating the needs of our growing communities is our priority. Please contact us with any medical or surgical question or concern (whether 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.
General Surgical Procedures & Information:
View the General Surgery Guide.
To Schedule an Appointment Call Dr. Ripley: 928-668-5506
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