SurgeryThe Cherry County Hospital (CCH) Surgical department allows you to have a procedure/surgery right here in Valentine.
This allows you the following benefits:Recover under the care of your own primary care provider
Enjoy the support of friends and family
Save time and money by eliminating traveling and the associated expenses
Stay in an environment with which you are comfortable
Procedures / Surgery:Several procedures/surgeries are available for you right here at CCH. We have our own General Surgeon, Dr. Rick Malyszek. Several of the specialty physicians that come to CCH perform procedures/surgeries on the days that they are in Valentine for their specialty clinics. Please call our Surgery department at 402.376.2525 if you have any questions about any procedures/surgeries available at CCH.
Surgical Procedures at CCH Provided by our own Medical Staff:General Surgery by Dr. Rick Malyszek
Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) by Dr. Rick Malyszek, Dr. Michele Mulligan-Witt
OBGYN Surgery by Dr. Michele Mulligan-Witt and Dr. Kelli Scheer
Specialty Physicians Providing Surgical Procedures at CCH Include the following:Pediatric and Special Needs Dental Surgery by Dr. Benjamin Lashley
Eye Surgery by Dr. Shawna Collier and Dr. Keegan Harkins
Orthopedic Surgery by Dr. Michael Sisk
Podiatry Surgery by Dr. Alicia Ericksen
Urology Surgery by Dr. Robert Santa-Cruz
Referrals:Your primary care provider will refer you for a procedure/surgery if the two of you have decided it is in your best interest. Scheduling is done according to available openings in the physician's and your schedule.
Important Things To Know if You are Planning to Have a Procedure/Surgery:
You will need to have a history and physical (H & P) done 7 to 10 days prior to your surgery. Schedule this H & P with your primary care provider.
• It is important to discuss your medications and the supplements/herbs that you take with your primary care provider in connection with your surgery. Should you stop taking them? When? When should you resume?
• Communicate any allergies or challenges that you have experienced in the past with anesthesia personnel.
Procedures/Surgeries should be preauthorized with your insurance company. It is always wise to contact your insurance company to pre-certify your procedure/surgery. It is also wise to document the number you called, the name of the person with whom you spoke, what they told you, and the date and time of the conversation. If your insurance company requests information that you do not have, please contact your primary care provider or CCH for assistance.
The surgical staff at CCH will contact you the week prior to your procedure/surgery with specific instructions. If your availability is limited, please don't hesitate to contact them by calling 402.376.2525 and asking for the Surgery department.
It is important to provide the surgical staff with correct contact information to avoid any delays/cancellations due to an inability to contact you.