general surgery

What You Need To Know About Hernias

What You Need To Know About Hernias

What is a hernia? A hernia is a medical issue that involves a piece of tissue pushing through a weak spot in the abdominal wall muscles, creating a bulge and often associated pain. This can be fatty tissue pushing through, or your intestines or...

Weight Loss Surgery – The Ins and Outs

Weight Loss Surgery – The Ins and Outs

Maybe you’ve heard of weight loss surgery before, and maybe you’ve thought it sounds like a pretty sweet deal for losing weight fast. This is not exactly the case. Weight loss surgery is a very comprehensive lifestyle change that takes time,...

Robotic Surgery: Why Do Our Surgeons Love This?

Robotic Surgery: Why Do Our Surgeons Love This?

With Dr. Mark Abraham Robotic surgery is becoming more common in Siouxland and across the nation, but what is it exactly? Why should you be aware of this as an option of surgery? We sat down with our very own general surgeon, Dr. Abraham, and asked...

COVID-19 Response and Screening

COVID-19 Response and Screening

With COVID-19 officially being classified a pandemic, we as a healthcare facility need to act appropriately and carefully to protect our compromised patients, staff, and every person for that matter. Effective immediately, Midlands Clinic kindly...

Telehealth Virtual Visits

Right now, during the outbreak of COVID-19, we need your help to protect our ability to take care of you, your family and the patients who need us the most. We are continuing to explore ways to practice social distancing at our office and will...

Single Site: The Scarless, Painless Surgery (KMEG)

Single Site: The Scarless, Painless Surgery (KMEG)

Single Site Surgery has become a new advancement in the medical world. It's the newest trend in minimally invasive surgery: the single incision laparoscopic procedure. "All of our instruments go through this one sleeve into the abdominal cavity as...

Midlands Clinic doctors implement ERAS protocol

Midlands Clinic doctors implement ERAS protocol

This article was originally published in the Sioux City Journal. For the past year, Drs. Lawrence Volz and Robert Anderson at Midlands Clinic in Dakota Dunes have been implementing a new protocol that significantly improves outcomes for patients...

Clearfast to become Protocol at Midlands Clinic

Clearfast to become Protocol at Midlands Clinic

South Dakota clinic selects BevMD's pre-operative beverage to introduce as an approved alternative to fasting for pre-surgical patient May 22, 2014 San Diego - Dr. Lawrence Volz, of Midlands Clinic in South Dakota, recently selected BevMD's...

Midlands doctor recognized for surgery on tornado victim

Dr. Paul Johnson achieves recertification

Dr. Paul Johnson, a general surgeon at Midlands Clinic P.C. in Dakota Dunes, has received recertification from the American Board of Surgery. His certification is now active until 2026. The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit...

New Faces at Midlands Clinic

Midlands Clinic, a multispecialty clinic in Dakota Dunes, has recently undergone an expansion and remodel to accommodate the addition of two physicians and a nurse practitioner to its staff.

“Midlands Clinic has been growing steadily every year, and to meet the demand of our expanding patient base, new providers have been added to the clinic,” said Clinic Administrator Stacy Harmelink, MBA. “Consequently, we had to add multiple exam and procedure rooms as well as expand our patient waiting area.”

The newest additions to the Midlands Clinic staff are Drs. Indy Chabra, dermatologist; Craig Nemechek, general surgeon; and Allie Nettleton, a nurse practitioner in endocrinology.

Dr. Keith Vollstedt Receives Recertification

Dr. Keith Vollstedt Receives Recertification

Dr. Keith Vollstedt, a general surgeon at Midlands Clinic P.C. in Dakota Dunes, received his recertification from the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Vollstedt has been practicing general surgery since 1992 and has a strong, professional interest in...

Surgeon earns recertification

Surgeon earns recertification

Dr. William A. Rizk, a general surgeon at Midlands Clinic P.C. in Dakota Dunes, received his recertification from the American Board of Surgery. His recertification is active until 2020. He received his original certification in 2000. Read the rest...

Childhood aspirations leads to long-term career

Ever since he was a young boy, Gary Carton aspired to be a doctor. “I’ve known I wanted to be a doctor since I was seven or eight years old because they help people out and are someone everybody seemed to look up to,” said Carlton, general surgeon...

20 questions with a surgeon Mike Wolpert

When it's time for surgery, you probably don't know what questions you should ask - or even much about the person wielding the scapel. Nick Hytrek caught up with Dr. Mike Wolpert, director of trauma at Mercy Medical Center and private practice...