General Surgery

General surgery is a medical discipline that involves performing various types of surgical procedures to treat a broad range of health problems and diseases.

In general surgery, the surgeon is expected to perform both pre- and post-operative care and management other than the surgery itself. General surgeons can diagnose several types of diseases, especially those that are related to the abdomen and the organs connected to it. These included bile ducts, liver, pancreas, spleen, appendix, small and large intestine, rectum, and the stomach. The surgeon may also operate the thoracic region, glands in the thyroids, and hernias. To a certain extent, general surgeons are also responsible for procedures performed on the skin and the breast.

Matt Dunagan, RN, BSN

Surgery Manager

mdunagan@myfch.org
402-759-3167 ext. 371

Caleb Schroeder, MD

Surgery

Hastings General Surgery

Availability: 2nd and 4th Thursday of Every month

Dr. Schroeder provides service for a variety of general surgery procedures. He performs surgery to address diseases of the gallbladder, thyroid, breast, skin, trauma, hemorrhoids, small and large bowel. He has a special interest in cancer of the colon and is involved in the Enhanced Recovery Protocol for colon cancer*. He performs colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. He is involved in quality improvement projects for the prevention of colon cancer. He has a special interest in rural medicine and performs outreach clinic and surgical services at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior.

Dr. Schroeder is a board certified general surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He grew up in the Blue Hill area. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in Crete, and his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 2010. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is volunteer faculty with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support, and is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Schroeder has a special interest in medical education and is a strong advocate of recruitment for rural medicine. He is the site director for the University of Nebraska Medical Center general surgery resident rotation at Mary Lanning Healthcare. He acts as preceptor for medical students and physician assistant students, and also participates in medical education projects for students from grade school through college. Dr. Schroeder has always strived to gain new insight and knowledge to better serve his patients. He believes that the process of learning new techniques affords him a wide range of expertise to push his practice to the forefront of the surgical arena. He has presented his research about patient comfort during colonoscopies at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He also acts as a reviewer for scientific journals.

As a husband and father of two children, he is honored to provide surgical care for the community. He enjoys watching sports, the outdoors, and exercising.

About

Contact: (402) 834-2450

Daniel Growney, MD

Surgery

York Surgical Associates

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Dr. Growney received his Doctorate of Medicine in 1985 from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and completed a General Surgery residency with Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, in 1990. Dr. Growney began his General Surgery practice in Kansas, and relocated to York, Nebraska, in 1993. He is certified as a general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery. In addition to the surgery practice at York General Hospital he performs surgical procedures at neighboring hospitals and various minor procedures in his clinic. He also serves as the Medical Director for the York Fire and Rescue Services. His professional memberships include The American College of Surgeons and American Association of Gynecologic Laparascopists.

About

Contact: (402) 759-4924 or email jbruns@myfch.org or  aknutzen@myfch.org

Ye Ye, MD

Surgery

York Surgical Associates

Availability: Every other Tuesday

Dr. Ye‘s background includes an Otolaryngology practice in Beijing, China, and work as a research associate at Dow Neurological Sciences Institute in Oregon. He held a faculty position in Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Connecticut School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

About

Contact: (402) 759-4924 or email jbruns@myfch.org or aknutzen@myfch.org