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IRWIN ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL GENERAL SURGERY
Your General Surgery Clinic provides a broad spectrum of surgical services to include procedures for diseases of the skin and soft tissue, abdominal wall, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, anus, breast, gallbladder, appendix, thyroid and lymph nodes. We also offer long-term venous access procedures, enteral feeding tube placement, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy and a variety of minimally invasive surgeries.

Our Staff Includes:

  • 4 American Board of Surgery certified General Surgeons
  • 1 Board-eligible General Surgeon
  • 1 Physician Assistant
  • 1 Licensed Practical Nurse
  • 2 Active Duty Medics

HOW TO USE THE GENERAL SURGERY CLINIC
To access this clinic you must have a referral from your Primary Care Provider. After a referral to General Surgery has been placed, please call 785-239-DOCS (3627) to schedule your initial appointment. After your initial appointment, all follow up appointments will be made directly through the General Surgery Clinic at 785-239-7163. If the procedure or medical care that you require is only offered by a surgical subspecialist not available at IACH, the referral will be sent to Tri West for assignment to an off-post provider. You can check the status of a referral by calling IACH referral management, calling Tri West (1-888-Tri-West) or the Tri West website.

If you have an issue after office hours, you may go to the Emergency Room or call the Nurse Advice Line at 785-239-DOCS (3627). The Nurse Advice Line is open 24 hours daily for 7 days a week including all weekends and federal holidays. They can advise you on whether you need to see your doctor or how to take your medication. If you need immediate care, you will be directed to go to the Emergency Room and the surgeon on call may be contacted

The General Surgery Clinic is located on the first floor of Irwin Army Community Hospital. From the main entrance go to the main elevators and take a left. Then turn right down the hallway. We are past the Well Baby Clinic on the left hand side.

SCOPE OF CARE - OUR SERVICES

Skin and Soft Tissue

    o Removal of Lumps, Bumps and Lesions
    o Skin Cancer including Melanoma
    o Soft Tissue Cancers including Sarcomas
    o Lymph Node Biopsy and Sentinel Node
    o Drainage of Abscesses

Endocrine Surgery

    o Thyroid Surgery and Evaluation
    o Needle Biopsy and Aspiration

Alimentary Tract

    o Surgery of the Stomach
    o Surgery of the Small and Large Intestine
    o Removal of appendix

Abdomen and Contents

    o Inguinal, Incisional, and Umbilical Hernias
    o Gallbladder Surgery
    o Surgery of the Spleen
    o Enteral feeding access

Breast

    o Breast Biopsy and Needle Biopsy
    o Partial Mastectomy and Lumpectomy
    o Mastectomy
    o Axillary lymph node dissection
    o Sentinel Node Biopsy
    o High-Risk Counseling

Surgical Oncology

    o Long-term venous access procedures
    o Coordinated Care of the Cancer Patient

Thoracic Surgery

    o Chest tube placement
    o Tracheostomy

Anorect

    o Fistulas
    o Hemorrhoid Surgery and Banding
    o Anal Fissure
    o Abscesses
    o Pilonidal disease

Flexible and Rigid Endoscopy

    o Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    o Colonoscopy
    o Sigmoidoscopy
    o Proctoscopy and anoscopy

Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic

    o Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
    o Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
    o Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia
    o Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia
    o Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    o Diagnostic Laparoscopy

General Surgery FAQs
  • Question: May I be treated by IACH General Surgery if I am a Tricare beneficiary over 65 years old and/or have an off-post Primary Care Provider?
  • Answer: Yes. We will be happy to see you at IACH General Surgery. Please bring a note or script from your Primary Care Provider stating your diagnosis and the General Surgery service that is requested.
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  • Question: Will the clinic automatically receive results and notes from consults and tests done outside of IACH?
  • Answer: Not always. Please bring a copy of your results to your appointment if possible and have all outside test results faxed to 785-239-7023. Faxed results will come directly to the General Surgery Clinic and ensure that the surgeon receives the results before your next appointment.
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  • Question: Does the General Surgery Clinic perform weight loss surgeries?
  • Answer: No, the General Surgery Clinic does not offer weight loss surgery. However, if you meet established criteria for weight loss surgery, your Primary Care Provider may place a referral to a local American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence so that you may be evaluated by a bariatric specialist.
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  • Question: What do I do if I run out of medications?
  • Answer: Call the clinic and leave a message with the clerk that you need a renewal on medications. The clerk will forward the message to the appropriate staff member and you will receive a call back to inform you that the medication has been renewed or that you need an additional appointment to obtain the medication.

CLINIC POLICIES
    Our goal is to provide you with efficient, high-quality care and ensure that your concerns are fully addressed during your appointment time. To help us achieve this goal and allow us to give you our undivided attention, please:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your exam time. If you arrive late, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.
  • Turn your cell phone off during your screening, appointment and pre-operative counseling.
  • Arrange for childcare during your appointment. We may ask you to reschedule your appointment if you bring small children with you if they are not the patient.
  • You are encouraged and welcome to bring a support person with you to your appointment. Please let your surgeon know if you do not want the support person present for the entire interview and exam.

    Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to better serve you. We are honored to serve our soldiers and their family members.

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Phone Numbers
Office
(785) 239-7163
Fax
(785) 239-7023


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Irwin Army Community Hospital
600 Caisson Hill Road, Fort Riley, Kansas 66442
(785) 239-7000