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Surgical Services

Our surgical team is thriving under the care of Dr. David Bendorf, General Surgeon. Dr. Bendorf is extensively trained in the latest non-invasive techniques as well as the surgical management of various conditions, including:

  • Biopsy
  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Thyroid disease
  • Colorectal disease
  • Hernias
  • Skin lesions
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagus
  • Small bowel
  • Gallbladder
  • Bile ducts
  • Thyroid gland
  • Soft tissue
  • Surgical emergencies

The support team providing care in the surgical unit includes experienced, caring professionals prepared to meet your needs. Our specialized anesthesia professionals provide 24-hour coverage as well as pain management services. Highly-trained specialists also come to Harlan from the Omaha/Council Bluffs area and perform various outpatient procedures. You can rest easy knowing that high quality surgical care is conveniently located close to home.

Meet our Staff

Back Row (L to R): Kristen Ungrad RN, Courtney Koch RN, Amy Hendricks RN, Robyn Pieken CST, Gabby Leinen RN, and Barb Leinen Surgery Generalist

Front Row (L to R): Jill Paulsen CRNA, Alicia Monahan RN, Rachael Cronin RN, Kellie Lynch RN, Perioperative Nurse Manager, Stephanie Christensen RN, Ron Kay CRNA, and Sierra Riessen RN

Comprehensive Surgical Care

Surgery is a broad area of medicine, and there will be times when patients require treatment for a surgeon who specializes in a particular area of the body. The Myrtue Medical Center surgical team includes a diversely experienced team of surgeons. Our team can provide the specialized care patients need for various operations.

Our team is experienced in a wide variety of surgical specialties, including:

Prior to Your Surgery

We have created a comprehensive surgery instruction handbook to serve as a step-by-step guide for you as you prepare for surgery here at Myrtue Medical Center. This booklet covers things like where to park, eating and drinking guidelines prior to your procedure, what to expect the day of your procedure, and going home.

We are committed to your health and are available to answer any questions or handle any issues about care, treatment, or services that might arise during your stay. If you have questions about your procedure, feel free to call your healthcare provider or the surgery department at 712-755-4390 and someone will assist you as quickly as possible.

surgical doctors preparing for surgery

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