Advanced General Surgery at BDCH

Our general surgeons offer a wide variety of traditional and innovative procedures. Surgeons Dr. Paul Palmer and Dr. Janie Myers are experts at minimally invasive techniques, which utilize smaller incisions to keep your scars small and your healing time short.

Here are some of the procedures available through our general surgery team:
  • Hernia repair
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon resection for removal of colon mass or polyps
  • Excisional biopsy of breast, lumpectomy and mastectomy
  • Removal of skin lesions
During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss which procedure is right for you.

BDCH Surgical Specialists offers the following gastrointestinal/endoscopic procedures:
  • Colonoscopy with possible biopsy and/or removal of colon polyps
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with possible biopsy
  • During your consultation your surgeon will discuss with you regarding the specific kind of surgical procedure that is right for you.
Reflux (GERD)
BDCH Surgical Specialists offers the following treatment options for patients with persistent reflux disease, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease):
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with possible biopsy
  • Repair of hiatal hernia
Varicose Veins
BDCH Surgical Specialists offers several treatments for patients who have varicose veins including the following:
  • Schlerotherapy or injection of a sclerosant into a varicose vein to cause closure of the vein
BDCH Surgical Specialists provides traditional surgical options for removal of hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidectomy) as well as minimally invasive options like THD (transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization) for the treatment of internal hemmorrhoids.

Aesthetic Laser Center
The surgeon and staff of BDCH Surgical Specialists offer several aesthetic treatments including:
  • Laser hair removal
  • Spider vein removal
  • Removal of sun & age spots
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Botox & fillers
  • Facial peels
  • Medical-grade professional skin care products
A free consultation is available for your first visit. During your consultation with the providers of the Aesthetic Laser Center, you will be informed regarding the aesthetic treatment options that are right for you.
Minimally Invasive, Robot-Assisted Surgery Now at BDCH!

Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. is proud to now offer robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci Xi™ Robotic Surgical System to our region's patients.
The purchase of this leading-edge equipment was made possible in large part through a $1 million gift from a generous donor to our foundation.
Robotic surgery provides the most technologically advanced care available.
“There are many benefits to using the da Vinci, such as the ability to use smaller incisions, which results in less pain, quicker recovery and a quicker return to normal activity,” said BDCH Surgical Specialists’ Janie Myers, DO, FACOS.  “Robotic surgery combines advanced technology with the traditional skills of experienced surgeons, with the robot acting as an extension of our eyes and hands. It is still the surgeon who is in control and is making decisions – the robot simply gives them greater flexibility.”