About Our Surgeons

Dr. Adam Dachman

Patients Choice Award

Adam F. Dachman, DO

Adam F. Dachman, DO, FACOS earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Carroll University. After publishing articles with renowned medical scientist Dr. Leon Gershbein, Adam entered medical school at Des Moines University where he completed his doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine. In 1990 he began a General Surgical Residency through Michigan State University training extensively in the Detroit, Michigan area at Botsford General Hospital. Arriving in Dodgeville in 1995, Adam has served as Chief of Surgical Services for the past 16 years.

He has brought many innovative procedures to Iowa County, Wisconsin. Innovation and safety have always been the primary goals Dr. Dachman has focused on, but above all, the doctor-patient relationship has been his passion. Devoted to the complete care of patients undergoing procedures, Dr. Dachman has blended medical expertise with a caring and compassionate bedside manner.

Dr. Dachman is board certified in General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He has earned the title of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons for services rendered to the community, to surgical education and to the surgical profession. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, The Wisconsin Medical Society and The Iowa County Medical Society.

In 2009, Dr. Dachman became one of Wisconsin's leaders in Natural Orifice Surgery--no incisions! Performing the first No Scar surgery ever performed in southwest Wisconsin.

Dr. Dachman just received a 2010 Patient's Choice Award. This recognition is given to fewer than 6% of the 720,000 physicians in the United States of America, reflecting Dr. Dachman's commitment to his patients!

Dr. Robert Schmus

Robert A. Schmus, MD

Robert A. Schmus, DO, FACS earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. Following his undergraduate education he entered medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in General and Vascular Surgery through the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Schmus practiced in the Milwaukee metropolitan area for many years prior to becoming a rural surgeon. In 1996 he began providing General Surgery services through Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, WI. Offering a wide scope of procedures to patients, Dr. Schmus refined his skills in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery and now stands as one of Southern Wisconsin's most experienced General Surgeons.

Dr. Robert Schmus joined our clinic February 1, 2011. With nearly 35 years of General Surgery experience, Dr. Schmus brings remarkable experience, innovation and compassion to Southwest Wisconsin.  He is a member of the Wisconsin Medical Society, American College of Surgeons and The Iowa County Medical Society.


 Endoscopic evaluation--colonoscopy, gastroscopy and bronchoscopy are common minor procedures offered by Dr. Dachman and Dr. Schmus. The colonoscopy program Dr. Dachman has operated has helped to nearly eliminate colon cancer from Iowa County, Wisconsin.  Skilled in minimally invasive procedures, endoscopy and critical care, Dr. Schmus and Dr. Dachman work as a team to provide exceptional care to patients from a broad geographic area.

 Dr. Dachman and Dr. Schmus are advanced laparoscopic surgeons with nearly 50 years of combined experience. Utilizing a best practice approach to patient care has positioned Dr. Dachman and Dr. Schmus at the top of primary care physician referral choices.

Staying on the cutting edge of surgical technology, Dr. Dachman and Dr. Schmus will help lead patient care in southwest Wisconsin into the exciting future ahead. No scar surgery, single port laparoscopy and many more exciting developments await patients and their families.


Dr. Dachman and Dr. Schmus look forward to meeting you on your appointment day.  Please feel free to bring family members and any and all questions to your appointment.   Please feedl

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