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Outpatient Services

Today, many more patients are having procedures done on an outpatient basis. With this in mind, our goal is to offer you high quality, convenient services that are responsive to your needs close to home.

View the September 2014 Outpatient Schedule

Schedule an Appointment

To set up an appointment, please call Outpatient Services at 712-476-8020

Visiting Specialists


Ear, Nose, and Throat

General Surgery






Additional Services

Additional Outpatient Services

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  • Diabetic Education
  • Wound and Ostomy Care
  • Stroke Screenings
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnostic imaging-Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Chemotherapy administration
  • Laboratory testing
  • Non-surgical treatments
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Blood Mobile


Surgical services

Inpatient Surgery

Inpatient Surgery at Hegg Memorial

In patient procedures usually mean you can expect to stay in the hospital overnight, after your surgery. Inpatient surgery services may include:

  • Advanced surgical techniques, including robitics with the latest three-dimensional, high-definition technology; image-guided brain surgery; and X-Stop spinal surgery.
  • The latest in cancer treatment, including breast and prostate treatment brachytherapy, image-guided marrow transplants program
  • Neutosurgery for operative care of disorders or the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems.

Same Day Surgery

Same Day Surgery at Hegg Memorial

Market research clearly indicates that consumers prefer hospital-based, same day surgery centers, where consumers are backed by the services of a full-service hospital when routine surgeries unexpectedly require that support. Avera's same day surgery services and centers are within seconds of critical and emergency services - just in case extra care is ever needed.

Outpatient and Same Day Surgery Services Include:

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, including arthroscopy and open procedures of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and hip; fracture and tendon repairs, foot surgery, Achilles tendon repair, hand surgery including carpal tunnel release and trigger finger surgery.
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Ear, Nose and Throat, including endoscopic sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, septoplasty, cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty, myringotomy (ear tube placement), otoplasty, scar revision, excision of benign and malignant skin cancers, excision of head and neck masses and airway procedures for sleep apnea and snoring.
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, including excision of lesions, rhinoplast (nose), blepharoplasty (eyelid), rhytidectomy (facelift), liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation and reduction.
  • Urology, including cystoscopy, circumcision, hydrocelectomy, urinary stress incontinence repair, vasectomy reversal and lithotripsy for kidney stones.
  • Gastroenterology, including colonoscopy, EGD and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
  • Podiatry, including bunionectomy and hammertoe repair.
  • Dental/Oral Surgery, including dental extractions and dental implants.
  • General Surgery, including hernia repair, breast biopsy and varicose vein surgery.
  • Neurosurgery

Preparing for Surgery

How to Prepare for Surgery at Hegg Memorial

A phone interview one to two days prior to the surgical procedure usually reviews instructions. Generally, patients are asked to:

  • Abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the day of surgery (This includes water, gum and hard candy).
  • Refer to specific instructions give to you by your doctor
  • Arrive approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled start, unless otherwise instructed
  • Bring:
    • Completed procedure questionnaire prior to surgery provided to you at your surgeon's office
    • Medications
    • List of allergies, especially to medication
    • Personal items such as toiletries, glasses, contacts, denture supplies
    • Robe and slippers, if you prefer your own
    • Walking shoes
    • Medicare and/or insurance card
    • Living will or durable power of attorney, if desired
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking and chewing tobacco within 48 hours of your scheduled surgery
  • Bathe/shower with soap the night before or the morning of surgery
  • Report to Admissions at the time scheduled

Occasionally, surgery may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. If there is a delay, the nursing staff will let you know.