At Monroe Clinic, we strive to stay at the forefront of the surgery field because surgical methods are ever-changing. Our goal is to reduce risk, decrease recovery time and achieve excellent results. Some of our newest surgical options include both minimally invasive surgery and non-surgical alternatives.
Minimally invasive procedures are accomplished through a smaller incision in the skin, which means less scarring, less risk, less pain and faster recovery. Minimally invasive options are available to our patients in the areas of:
- abdominal hernias
- appendix removal
- colon surgery
- hiatal hernia repair
- joint replacement
- reflux disease
- sentinel node biopsies for breast cancer
- sinus disease
Non-surgical alternatives utilize new technologies such as medical imaging and thermal energy to accomplish treatment without any surgical incision. We are currently harnessing the power of thermal energy to treat chronic illness, such as sinus obstruction or GERD.
On Monroe Clinic's main campus, general surgery is located on the second floor of the clinic building. Click here for a building map (scroll to page 4 of the document) in English or Spanish. To make an appointment with Dr. Rikkers in Freeport, please click on the location name below.