Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Surgery Center

Surgery Center at Stewart Memorial Community HospitalsA state-of-art Surgery Center with all of the comforts, convenience and friendliness of a small town is what you will find at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Our top priority is providing you and your loved ones, high quality medical care with first-class service. At Stewart Memorial, you can count on compassionate staff, world-class hospitality, state-of-art operating rooms and imaging technology, and a highly skilled medical team to care for you. For you or your loved one, the result is personal care and attention, less infections, better pain management, quicker recovery and a shorter length of stay.

Caring for you

While our medical team cares for your medical needs, our nursing Staff is readily available to offer you and your family great hospitality. Our first-class service includes private recovery suites with your own bathroom, television, telephone and comfortable chairs for family. We also offer made-to-order meals available when you want it, various amenities, and personalized nursing attention.

Surgery at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Surgeries Offered
General Surgeries
Orthopaedic Surgeries

Anesthesia Services

Anesthesia services are provided by two Certified Register Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Their services are available 24 hours a day, seven 5 days a week. Each anesthetic is tailored to the individual patient’s need. Exceptional care is exercised to calm anxiety, minimize discomfort and prevent post-operative nausea.
 

Surgeons

Dr. Marc Miller

Marc Miller, D.O.
Board Certified General Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Dr. Miller is a board certified general surgeon and offers a full range of surgical services, including cancer surgeries. Dr. Miller graduated from Oregon State University and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University. He also spent five years as a surgical resident at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Prior to coming back to Iowa, Dr. Miller was a member of the faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO., serving as their academic surgeon for more than six years.

Dr. Josh Smith, D.O.

Josh Smith, D.O.
Board Certified General Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Dr. Smith, D.O. is a board certified general surgeon. He graduated with honors from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines and completed his general surgery residency at Des Moines General Hospital, where he was appointed chief surgery resident from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Smith holds membership to numerous associations including the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Smith and his wife have five children and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including snow skiing, fishing and scuba diving.

Dr. Ronald Cheney

Ronald Cheney, D.O.
Board Certified General Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Dr. Ronald Cheney is a board certified general surgeon. He graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, where he was named Outstanding Surgical Student in 1996. He completed his general surgery residency at Des Moines General Hospital. Dr. Cheney is a member of numerous associations including the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Cheney is married to Dr. Karla Cheney and they have three children. The Cheney’s enjoy many activities including playing sports, traveling and spending time together as a family.

Lee Hieb, M.D.

Lee Hieb, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Provides general orthopaedic care, arthroscopy of all areas, fracture care, carpal/cubital tunnel surgery, joint injections and aspirations, pediatric orthopaedic care, and Kyphoplasty. Dr. Hieb is an Iowa native and attended Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. She earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. She completed her residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. After serving as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Navy, she spent a year as the Louis A. Goldstein Fellow of Spinal Surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Before returning to Iowa she ran a successful practice in Yuma, Arizona for 15 years.

Dr. Dulaney M.D.

Thomas Dulaney, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Dr. Thomas Dulaney is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and provides surgical and clinic care at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City. His practice covers all areas of orthopaedics including knee and hip replacement. He has special interests in joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and trauma injuries. Dr. Dulaney is a graduate from the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Medicine where he earned his Medical Degree. He completed his residency in Akron, Ohio in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Summa Health System. Dr. Dulaney, a West Des Moines native, is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Iowa Medical Society and the Polk County Medical Society.

Christopher Nelson, D.O.

Christopher Nelson, D.O.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lake City, Iowa
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

Dr. Christopher Nelson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon providing surgical and clinic care at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City. Dr. Nelson specializes in reconstructive surgery of the adult hip and knee. His surgery practice also focuses on complex joint replacement, revision arthroplasty, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Nelson completed fellowship training in various joint preservation procedures for adolescents, young adults, and adults. The Urbandale, Iowa native also has interest in sports related injuries, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and musculoskeletal trauma. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Michigan State University, Garden City Hospital. In his spare time he enjoys time with family, golfing, snowboarding, and movies.

Specialty Surgeons and Physicians

Ear, Nose and Throat
Dr. Tracey Wellendorf

Ophthalmology
Dr. Daniel Vos

Podiatry
Dr. Mark Hartman

Urology
Dr. Stephen Piercy