General Surgery Specialist

Riverview Surgical Center

Surgery Center located in South Sioux City, NE

At Riverview Surgical Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska, you can receive comprehensive care before, during, and after your surgical procedure. The board-certified surgeons are highly experienced in general surgical methods, including minimally invasive surgery. The surgical team prioritizes your safety and ensures you have all the tools to recover fully and get back to your usual routine as soon as possible. For more information, call your general surgeon or Riverview Surgical Center today.

General Surgery

What is general surgery?

General surgery is a surgical specialty that can address a number of acute and chronic health issues. The skilled Riverview Surgical Center team offers a variety of general surgery procedures to treat issues that affect your organs, soft tissues, and the major systems of your body, such as:

  • Hernias
  • Appendicitis
  • Intestinal dysfunction
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Skin and extremity lesions and cancer
  • Breast and other types of cancer

In some cases, general surgery techniques are also necessary for diagnosing a medical condition or evaluating its severity.

Riverview Surgical Center surgeons are skilled in both minimally invasive and open surgical methods. They use the latest technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes. The experienced surgical team creates a treatment plan that focuses on your specific medical history and current needs.


What can I expect during a general surgery consultation?

To make sure you’re healthy enough for surgery, your Riverview Surgical Center provider reviews your personal and family medical history and performs a physical exam. 

They also evaluate your current health and may order pre-surgery tests, like blood work or X-rays, to determine if surgery is your best treatment option.

As surgery isn’t right for everyone, your Riverview Surgical Center provider discusses your expectations for surgery and provides guidance to help you prepare for your procedure. The team provides information you need to take time off from work or your usual responsibilities while you recover.


How do I prepare for surgery?

If you’re having an outpatient procedure that requires general anesthesia, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. 

In most cases, you won’t be able to eat or drink anything in the hours leading up to your procedure. If you take daily medications, your surgeon may recommend changes you need to make in the days leading up to your surgery.

Recovery from some surgical procedures may require you to prepare your home for an extended recovery. For instance, you may need someone to help you bathe or prepare meals for a period of time. 

Your Riverview Surgical Center surgeon can review specific issues you should address before surgery, so you can focus on your recovery.

For more information, call Riverview Surgical Center today.