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Surgical Services

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  • Our central scheduling office takes the hassle out of making appointments and scheduling pre-admission tests.
  • Our multidisciplinary team will seamlessly provide any related follow-up care or support associated with your recovery.


  • Our pre-admission process ensures that you will have an opportunity to ask a knowledgeable surgical nurse any questions that you may have prior to the day of your surgery.
  • On the day of your procedures, you will be greeted by members the surgical team. The focus of the team is to ensure the safety and quality of your care.
  • You will receive personalized care and attention because everyone at Ottumwa Regional Health Center is committed to making your  visit as pleasant, stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Our Surgical Facilities

  • Five modern operating suites
  • Twenty-one bay one day surgery unit
  • Three gastrointestinal procedure rooms
  • A fully equipped post-anesthesia care unit equipped with high-definition monitors
  • A comfortable, spacious waiting area
  • Robotic technology

Types of procedures

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Dental
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • OB-C-section
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Vascular

Meet the Surgeons:

General Surgery
Edward Ortell, D.O. 

Jeffrey Bittner, M.D.
Eric Garner, M.D.
Brandy JeanSimon, M.D.
Steve Johnson, D.O.

Robotic Assisted Surgery
Jeffrey Bittner, M.D.
Eric Garner, M.D.
Mahmoud Alameddine, MD

Gregory Vannucci, DDS

Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT)
Kurt Anderson, M.D.

Jeffrey Brannen, D.O.

Bruce Fridinger, DPM
Gary Gansen, DPM
David Wanner, DPM 

Muhammed Shittu, MD
Spas Kotev, M.D.
Mudassir Malik, M.D.

Pain Management
Tim Miller, M.D.

Bradley Scott, D.O.
Nathan Nicholson, MD

Reid Turner, MD
Ryan Vincent, MD

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