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10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 10/19/2017 4:13:24 PM CENTRAL
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PCMH General Surgery Program Sees Changes

The Perry County Memorial Hospital General Surgery Program is seeing great changes.  Moving from two surgeons to five and now offering laparoscopic services has the General Surgery Program growing exponentially.  With laparoscopic surgery, a patient can expect a quicker recovery time and a smaller incision. 

D. Michael Steele, MD serves our community for all general surgery and endoscopic needs five days per week.  In addition to general surgery, Dr. Steele will continue to provide EGDs and colonoscopies for both screening and diagnostic purposes.  Dr. Steele is also the PCMH Wound Physician having a wound clinic twice a week. 

Joining Dr. Steele are four general surgeons from Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic.  In November, Jonathon Foley, MD; Ronald Richmond, MD; Joseph McCadams, MD and W. Ray Silliman, MD will be in Perryville every Monday and Wednesday, treating patients in the clinic, hospital and the operating room. 

Additionally, in early 2015, Matthew Gaeta, MD, Gastroenterologist, began seeing patients on the PCMH campus.  He performs screening and diagnostic scopes as well as ERCPs, a procedure used to diagnose and treat conditions of the pancreas and bile ducts.  Dr. Gaeta has been an excellent addition and extremely well received by patients.

To schedule an appointment with a general surgeon, call Perryville Surgical Clinic at 573-547-8390.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gaeta, call PFCC Specialties at 573-768-3270.

PCMH is excited to provide Perry County and the surrounding areas with these improved surgical options for the continuation of care conveniently located at PCMH.