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...

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...

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...

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...

Midlands Clinic Newsletter

The Siouxland area is blessed with a variety of gifted primary care doctors, but when a patient’s health care needs become more specialized, the physicians and surgeons on Midlands Clinic, P.C. in Dakota Dunes have the skill and experience to pick...

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...