Surgery | Ames, IA - Mary Greeley Medical Center


Turn to the skilled, compassionate team at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, when you or a loved one need expert surgical care. Whether your procedure is planned or needed to treat an emergency, you’ll receive the highest-quality care from surgeons and other professionals dedicated to your safety and well-being.

Find a Surgeon Near You

Search online for a skilled Mary Greeley Medical Center surgeon, or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Award-Winning Care

Your health and satisfaction are our top priorities. That’s why your neighbors in Story County and beyond choose Mary Greeley Medical Center for more than 10,000 procedures each year. Our quality is also reflected in awards we’ve won, including:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation for nursing excellence and positive patient outcomes
  • Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award Program recognition for patient and customer service

Types of Care We Offer

Depending on your health needs, you may receive:

  • Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory or same-day surgery, where you visit the hospital for your procedure and go home the same day
  • Inpatient surgery, where you stay at the hospital for one or more nights to recover in a spacious, private room

General Surgeons in Ames

Get complete care close to your home from our general surgeons. General surgeons are doctors with advanced training to operate on the:

  • Breasts
  • Endocrine system, including the thyroid gland
  • Organs in the abdomen, such as the spleen, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and appendix
  • Skin and other soft tissues

Other Surgical Specialties

Receive care from surgeons with the training and experience to successfully perform your procedure. Choose Mary Greeley Medical Center for:

  • Cancer surgery – Removes cancer from the body
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery – Reconstructs or repairs part of the body to improve how it works or looks
  • Cardiovascular procedures, including pacemaker and stent placement – Diagnose and treat conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins)
  • Digestive health procedures – Diagnose and treat health conditions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • Eye (ophthalmologic) procedures, including cataract surgery – Restore sight and prevent vision loss
  • Gynecologic procedures – Address conditions that affect the female reproductive system
  • Lung surgery – Takes a sample of lung tissue for testing during a biopsy or treats a lung condition, sometimes through removal of part or all of a lung
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery – Addresses dental and oral conditions that affect the teeth, gums, or jaw
  • Orthopedic procedures, including joint replacement and spine surgery – Correct bone, joint, and muscle problems
  • Podiatric procedures – Correct or repair foot and ankle conditions to relieve pain and other symptoms
  • Urologic procedures – Treat conditions that affect the urinary system and the male reproductive system

Pediatric Surgical Care

If your child needs surgery, rely on our friendly and knowledgeable team for specialized pediatric care tailored to the unique needs of children and teens. We offer a variety of kid-friendly amenities and services designed with their comfort and safety in mind.

What to Expect

Before, during, and after your procedure, you’ll benefit from well-rounded, personalized care from a surgical team that advocates for your needs and provides support to you and your loved ones.

Minimally Invasive Techniques

Whenever possible, your surgeon will use minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, techniques during your surgery. Instead of open, or traditional, surgery, your surgeon will use small incisions and tiny tools. You may benefit from a faster recovery with less discomfort and fewer risks.

Robotic-Assisted Technology

Depending on what procedure you’re having, your surgeon may use the da Vinci® robotic surgical system. Explore the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery, how it’s done, and the wide range of robotic-assisted procedures available to you.