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General Surgery Clinic

Services offered include:

  • Appendectomy—open and laparoscopic.
  • Breast procedures—lumpectomy, mastectomy, stereotactic biopsy, sentinel node biopsy.
  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)—open and laparoscopic.
  • Colectomy (surgical resection of the large intestine)—open and laparoscopic.
  • Colonoscopy (exam of the large colon and part of the small bowel used to diagnose abnormalities).
  • EGD (procedure where a scope is fed through the mouth and into the esophagus, stomach and duodenum to check for abnormalities).
  • Excision of skin lesions and cancers.
  • Fistulotomy (opening or enlargement of a fistula, an abnormal tract from one part of the body to the surface).
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (the removal of hemorrhoids).
  • Hernia repair—open and laparoscopic.
  • G tube/PEG insertion (feeding tube).
  • J tube insertion (feeding tube).
  • Lipoma removal.
  • Mole, cyst and wart removal.
  • Port-a-cath and long-term central venous line insertion (lines put into veins to deliver medication or chemotherapy so there is good access for the delivery of such agents).
  • Proctectomy (surgical resection of the rectum)—open and laparoscopic.
  • RFA (radiofrequency ablation).
  • Thyroid/parathyroid removal.
  • Vasectomy.


Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The General Surgery Clinic is located inside the Rock Haven Medical Mall. Jack R. Hudkins, MD, FACS; Walter Costner, MD, FACS; and Michael Kohlman, MD, see patients in the clinic and perform surgeries at Cass Regional Medical Center.