Surgical Center


    The Surgical Department at Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) offers a wide range of surgical procedures performed in a state -of-the- art facility under expertise of General Surgeon,  Robert Ripely, MD, FASC,  Orthopedic Surgeon, Mitch Wagner, MD, PLLC, Podiatric Surgeon Tanner Moore, DPM, and Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services, Lisa Erlinger PhD, CRNA.

    • From broken bones and  joint replacements  to cancer diagnostics and colon resection; our vibrant communities can rest assured knowing that they have access to the very best in surgical services.

According to researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; critical access hospitals had lower rates of serious complications (6.4% vs. 13.9%)  than non-critical access hospitals when comparing four common types of surgery (appendectomy, gall bladder removal, removal of all or part of the colon and hernia repair). Read more…

General Surgical Procedures & Information

Performed under expertise of General Surgeon,  Robert Ripely, MD, FASC

Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

Performed under expertise of Orthopedic Surgeon, Mitch Wagner, MD, PLLC,

  • Fractures
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroplasty – total joint reconstruction / replacement
  • Repair of shoulder(s), knee(s), and hip(s)

Podiatric Surgery Procedures

Performed under expertise of Podiatric Surgeon Tanner Moore, DPM,

We see a full spectrum of common and uncommon foot and ankle problems. Some, like diabetic neuropathy, are chronic and require a lifetime of care and attention. Many, like bunions, fractures, and arthritis, are destined to worsen over time and require early intervention for the best outcomes. Even extremely common issues like Athlete’s foot, plantar fasciitis, and toenail infections require medical attention for effective relief from your symptoms.

Questions about Surgical Services? Call:  928-668-5506

This information is meant to be informative but not prescriptive. Their purpose is to provide information on diseases and processes, rather than dictate a specific form of diagnosis or treatment. The ultimate judgment regarding the propriety of any specific procedure must be made by the physician after all the circumstances are presented by the individual patient. 

Primary Care

Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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Emergency Care

Our 8 bed Emergency Room department is fully staffed with emergency physicians, nurses, and ER specialists. Your wait time is typically measured in minutes not hours as in the larger metropolitan hospitals.

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Surgical Services

Wickenburg Community Hospital provides a wide variety of surgical care and treatment. We serve a vibrant and active community who favors quality health care close to home.

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