Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

Riverview Surgical Center

Surgery Center located in South Sioux City, NE

At Riverview Surgical Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska, the experienced surgical team offers the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery. The surgeons are skilled in treating damage to your joints, bones, and soft tissues that result from conditions like arthritis or due to traumatic injuries. For more information, call your orthopedic surgeon or Riverview Surgical Center today.

Orthopedic Surgery

What is orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedic surgery is a treatment used to repair damage to the musculoskeletal system that results from chronic disease or from injuries. A variety of surgical techniques are available to treat areas like your:

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Bones

The Riverview Surgical Center team is experienced in both minimally invasive and traditional open surgery methods, and the surgery center is fully equipped with state-of-art technology.


What is minimally invasive orthopedic surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery allows your Riverview Surgical Center provider to make necessary repairs and corrections to your bones, soft tissues, and other structures through small incisions.  

Through these incisions, your provider inserts specialized surgical instruments to repair fractures, improve pain, remove damaged tissue or nerve pressure, and replace diseased areas of your joint or tissue.

Some available techniques, like joint arthroscopy, involve the use of a special scope with an attached camera that sends real-time images of the surgical site to an external monitor. 

This technology makes it easy for your Riverview Surgical Center provider to get an up-close view of the treatment area, so your doctor can make even complex repairs with a high level of precision.

Because only small incisions are needed, minimally invasive surgery is less traumatic to your body tissues. You can also expect to recover faster and have less pain than you might with traditional open surgery.

Your Riverview Surgical Center provider completes some minimally invasive procedures on an outpatient basis, allowing you to recover in your own home. You can also take advantage of the extended stay options for recovering at the center.


Am I a good candidate for orthopedic surgery?

While your Riverview Surgical Center doctor usually reserves orthopedic surgical procedures as a last resort for treatment, you may be a good candidate for surgery if conservative therapies for degenerative damage aren’t working to address chronic pain or the loss of mobility or function in your joints or muscles.

You may also need orthopedic surgery to address a severe acute injury, like a fracture, laceration, rupture, or dislocation. 

To determine if surgery is right for you, your Riverview Surgical Center provider reviews your personal and family medical history and physically examines your affected area. The team also discusses other treatments you’ve tried to relieve pain and increase mobility.

While surgery isn’t right for everyone, it may be an ideal option if you’re looking for long-term relief of pain and disability due to degenerative damage. The goal of your customized treatment plan is to enhance your quality of life by addressing the root cause of pain and decreased function.

For more information, call Riverview Surgical Center today.