The surgical team at Mitchell County Regional Health Center provides our patients the most advanced treatment available without having to travel far from home. We offer general surgery and additional procedures with visiting surgical specialists.

Our surgery center includes three surgical suites and six same-day recovery rooms. We specialize in procedures that do not require patients to stay overnight in a hospital. However, when an overnight stay is needed, we can typically accommodate you in our Osage hospital.

General Surgery

Many of the surgeries performed at MCRHC are minimally invasive and can be taken care of in our surgery center in Osage. You can stay close to family or recover in a comfortable setting.

Procedures performed:

  • Endoscopy- Colonoscopy and EGD
  • Hernia repair, hemorrhoidectomy, skin lesion and cyst removal
    Carpal Tunnel
  • Laparoscopic procedures using minimally invasive techniques for gallbladder, appendix, hernia, and colon.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system, which includes your bones, joints, ligaments tendons muscles and nerves allows you to move, work and be active.

MCRHC’s orthopedic team performs surgery of the shoulders, hands, knees and hips.

Procedures performed:

  • Total joint replacements- hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Knee/shoulder arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, Cubital tunnel release
  • Extremity related pain/injury


Cataract surgery removes the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replaces it with an artificial lens. A cataract causes the natural lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision. If you have cataracts in both eyes, the procedures for each eye are typically done separately.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) procedures

For an ENT physician, the ear, nose, throat, larynx, and the sinuses are in the scope of treatment areas.

Procedures performed:

  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (tonsils)
  • Myringotomy with Tube Insertion (ear tubes)
  • Wide local Excision


A urologist is a medical doctor specializing in conditions that affect the urinary tract in men, women and children, and diseases that affect the reproductive system.

Procedures Performed:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Prostate Procedures


A podiatrist treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Procedures performed:

  • Bunionectomy
  • Hammer Toe Correction
  • Bone Spurs

Pain Management

A pain management specialist is a physician with special training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain.

Procedures Performed:

  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve, root, and medial branch blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablations

Anesthesia Services

Anesthesia is provided on a daily basis by one CRNA per case in need of inpatient and outpatient cases. Additional relationships with contracted services and other local area CRNAs are utilized as needed.

Related Providers

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.