Medical Services

General Surgery


Mercy Specialty Clinics, General & Bariatric Surgery
540 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 205
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Phone 319-688-7880
Fax 319-688-7881

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Providers:

Nathan Schneider, MD, FACS                
Dr. Schneider received his medical education from the University of Iowa, completed his residency at Iowa Health Des Moines, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and General Surgery.

Dr. Schneider is also the Medical Director for the Mercy Vein Center.

Benjamin Green, DO               
Dr. Green received his medical education from Des Moines University, completed his residency at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr.Green is the  Medical Director of Mercy Trauma Services
  Rhys M. Kavanagh, MD              
Dr. Kavanagh received his medical education from Dalhouise University, completed his residency at Dalhouise University, completed a fellowship at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and is certified by The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.
  Paul Pierson, DO              
Dr. Pierson received his medical education from Des Moines University College of Osteopathid Medicine & Surgery and completed his residency at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.
















Dr. Green offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive hernia surgery which  includes robotic inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernia repairs. Benefits include shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, faster recovery, smaller incisions with minimal scarring, less need for narcotic pain medicine and quicker return to work.



Surgical Services, PC
510 E. Bloomington St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone 319-338-9247
Fax 319-338-2785

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Providers:

Robert Radcliffe, MD, FACS                
Dr. Radcliffe received his medical education from Creighton University, completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

 

Rick Shelman, MD, FACS               
Dr. Shelman received his medical education from the University of Iowa, completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Timothy Light, MD, FACS               
Dr. Light received his medical education from New York Medical College, completed his residency at Washington Hospital Center, and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care



























 Specialized Expertise in:

  • Abscess
  • Anal fissure (tear)
  • Appendectomy
  • Breast surgery
  • Feeding tube placement into stomach/intestine
  • Fistulae
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernias
  • Infusion ports for chemotherapy
  • Pancreas
  • Skin and soft tissue
  • Small and large intestine
  • Stomach
  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Vein care

Treatments and Procedures:

*Minimally invasive, robotic inguinal and robotic hernia repairs

  • Abdominal wall (incisional hernia)
  • Abscess anoscopy
  • Breast lumpectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder - minimally invasive)
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia repair (abdominal, hiatal, inguinal, femoral, and umbilical)
  • Liver biopsy
  • Lymph node removal
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic)
  • Needle biopsy
  • Open surgery
  • Pediatric hernia repair (> 6 months)
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Prevention education
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Ultrasound upper endoscopy

Mercy has 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms.