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We found 3 general surgeons who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Beaver Dam, WI.

John R Hoch MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery
705 South University Avenue; Suite 200
Beaver Dam, WI

Dr. John Hoch practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Madison, WI, Beaver Dam, WI, and Burlington, WI. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, spider veins, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoch graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, and Madison VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Arm Angioplasty, Balloon Angioplasty of Leg and ... (Read more)

Michael J McGauley (Mc Gauley) DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
705 S University Avenue; Ste 350
Beaver Dam, WI

Dr. Michael McGauley sees patients in Janesville, WI and Beaver Dam, WI. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. McGauley has indicated that his clinical interests include da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Garden City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McGauley is affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Clinical interests: da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Dr. Paul Anthony Palmer MD
Specializes in General Surgery
705 S University Avenue; Suite 350
Beaver Dam, WI
(920) 887-0379

Dr. Paul Palmer is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Palmer is professionally affiliated with Beaver Dam Community Hospitals (BDCH). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Palmer is conversant in Spanish.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.