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General Surgery

General Surgery

CGH Medical Center provides both inpatient and outpatient surgical services. Built to accommodate more diverse surgical procedures, CGH's surgical suites include higher ceilings, brighter lighting, and ceiling-suspended technology. Each suite is also equipped with the latest high-tech video and photography system. In addition, the 18-bed ambulatory surgery department includes all private rooms and enhanced security.

See photos of our surgical suites here.

Dr. Thomas McGlone

Thomas McGlone, MD

Thomas McGlone, M.D., is a general surgeon. He is one of an elite group of surgeons to date who has received national certification in breast ultrasound, which lets doctors pinpoint tumors in the breast for biopsy. "This technique has helped to all but end the need for invasive surgery in the diagnosis of abnormal breast tissue," Dr. McGlone said. Dr. McGlone received his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Boulder, Colorado.

CGH Main Clinic

101 E. Miller Road in Sterling, (815) 625-4790

Dr. Mark Schmelzel

Mark Schmelzel, MD

Mark Schmelzel, M.D., is a general and vascular surgeon. One of his specialties is peripheral vascular surgery correcting problems with blood vessels mainly in the arms, legs and neck. "Vascular surgery techniques can restore circulation and save patients from more serious problems such as stroke," Dr. Schmelzel said. Dr. Schmelzel received his medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

CGH Main Clinic

101 E. Miller Road in Sterling, (815) 625-4790

Dr. John Strom

 

John Strom, MD

John Strom, M.D., is a general and vascular surgeon. He recently received special training in endovascular surgery, which is less invasive than normal vascular surgery. "Not all patients are candidates for it, but in certain cases, it's helpful," he said. Dr. Strom received his medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed five years of surgical training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a six-month surgical residency at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. He also completed his vascular surgical fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

CGH Dixon Clinic

1321 N. Galena Avenue in Dixon, (815) 284-1611

Dr. Heather
Wakefield

Heather Wakefield, MD

Heather Wakefield, M.D., is a general surgeon. Dr. Wakefield received her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.

CGH Main Clinic

101 E. Miller Road in Sterling, (815) 625-4790

 


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