Upland Hills Health provides access to a comprehensive range of general surgeries. Surgeons Dr. Patrick Ryberg and Dr. Jared Linebarger emphasize a patient-first approach and use non-invasive options and minimally invasive surgery techniques so patients can get back to their lives as quickly as possible. Tracy Parent, R.N., also works closely with both general surgeons and our podiatrist to evaluate and treat chronic wounds through the general surgery clinic. Contact our General Surgery Clinic by calling 608.930.7115.
General surgery procedures include:
- Biopsy of tissue
- Bowel resection
- Breast reconstruction
- Cardioversion (to correct heart rhythm)
- Gallbladder removal
- Hernia repair
- Skin grafting
- Spleen removal
- Varicose vein treatment
- Wound Care
Colonoscopy Quality Measures
Most people who are at average risk for colon cancer only have to undergo colonoscopy every 10 years. It is extremely important that your physician is thorough and diligent in performing the procedure. Withdrawal Times and Adenoma Detection Rates are two measures that can indicate the thoroughness and skill of the physician.
Withdrawal time is the amount of time the doctor spends viewing the colon as the instrument is withdrawn during a colonoscopy. You want the physician performing your colonoscopy to do a complete and thorough exam. The more time spent viewing during the withdrawal of the scope can increase the number of polyps found and removed. A minimum 6 minute withdrawal time is currently the standard of care. UHH averages 12.42 minutes and is performing better than the standard.
An adenoma is a benign tumor or growth that is identified and can usually be removed during a colonoscopy. Most colon cancers develop from adenomatous polyps. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the national benchmark on quality for screening colonoscopy. The detection rate is the percent of the number of patients having a screening colonoscopy who have at least one adenoma, or polyp, detected. ADR should be least 15 percent in women and 25 percent in men to show the most thorough exam. UHH providers average a 40.6% detection rate and are performing better than the standard of care.