Mercy Surgical Affiliates Services

The following is a list of some common types of procedures our surgeons provide to our patients.

General Surgery

(Open and advanced laparoscopic)

  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder)
  • Hernia
  • Appendectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication (reflux)
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Colon resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Lesion removals
  • Other


  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Esophageal motility study for reflux
  • Bravo ph for reflux

Breast Surgery

(close association with Katzmann Breast Center)

  • Various state-of-the-art biopsy procedures
  • Vacora/Intact
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsies
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Mammosite

Surgical Oncology (surgical treatment of cancer)

  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Surgical oncologist Jan Franko, M.D., of Mercy Surgical Affiliates, is one the first surgeons in Iowa and one of just a handful in the entire nation who are performing a leading-edge procedure called Hyperthermic Interperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat patients with cancers of the abdominal cavity. 

Bariatric Surgery

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (open and laparoscopic)
  • Lap-Band for weight loss
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