Mason District Hospital is proud to have board certified surgeons and several specialty physicians on our surgical staff, offering a wide range of surgical procedures. The Surgical Department includes 3 pre-op beds, 2 operating rooms, and 3 PACU (post anesthesia care unit) beds. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services. We do all types of surgeries; general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy, podiatry, and OB/GYN. Our team of experienced professionals includes highly trained surgeons, specialty physicians, anesthesia providers, and surgical registered nurses. The surgical team provides outstanding care before, during and after your surgery.
Inpatient surgery is more complex surgical procedures that require you to be admitted to Mason District Hospital. The length of your stay will depend on you surgeon’s expert medical advice, the type of surgery, and your progress after surgery. Outpatient surgery is for less complex procedures and minimally-invasive procedures. Many different types of surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Mason District Hospital.
What is Anesthesia?
Anesthesia is a medication that prevents you from feeling pain during surgery and other procedures; it is given by our CRNA, there are three main forms of anesthesia:
- Local Anesthesia – numbs only part of your body
- Regional Anesthesia – numbs a large area of your body
- General Anesthesia – temporarily puts you into a deep sleep
Before surgery the nurse anesthetist will interview you and develop an anesthesia plan. Make sure you tell them all the medicines you take including over the counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Prior it your surgery, one of the surgical nurses will contact you with instructions prior to your surgery.
Call 309-543-8540 for questions concerning your surgery.
General Surgery: includes hernia repairs, thyroidectomy, and removal of skin lesions, cysts, and lipomas, mastectomy, breast biopsy, hemorrhoidectomy, appendectomy, colon resection, and temporal artery biopsy. Some procedures can be performed laparoscopic.
General surgery services are provided by the Associated Surgical Group, Fred Braastad, MD and Gavish Patel, MD. Dr. Braastad currently offers Specialty Clinic at Mason District Medical Associates on Thursdays. A physician referral is required. For more information on Dr. Braastad’s Specialty Clinic, click here or call 309-691-4005.
Orthopedic Surgery: include repairing hip fractures, knee arthroscopy, carpal tunnel release, trigger finger repair, bursectomy, rotator cuff repairs, open reduction and fixation of fractures.
Drake White, MD is an orthopedic surgeon and holds a Specialty Clinic in the Emergency Department at Mason District Hospital on Monday afternoons. For more information on Dr. White’s Specialty Clinic, click here or call 309-833-3800.
Podiatric Procedures: include bunionectomy, hammertoe repair, and any surgery involving the foot.
Mason District Hospital has two Podiatrists, Terese Laughlin, DPM for an appointment call 800-532-6279, and Peter Russotto, DPM for an appointment call 217-243-3668.
OB/GYN Procedures: include vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy, diagnostic laparoscopy, tubal ligation, D and C, bladder lift, cystocele repair, rectocele repair, and laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
David Steutermann, MD is an OB/GYN surgeon and holds a Specialty Clinic in the West Medical Building every other Tuesday. For more information on Dr. Steutermann’s Specialty Clinic click here or call 309-647-0201.
Endoscopy Procedures: include colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
Havana Medical Associates, Tad Yetter, MD is trained in colonoscopy and EGD, and Rick Wagoner, MD is trained in colonoscopy. Both Dr. Yetter and Dr. Wagoner have clinic hours with the Havana Medical Associates. For more information about the Havana Medical Associates click here or call 309-543-6600.