Rainy Lake Medical Center has a strong and diverse surgery department. Whether your procedure is large or small, previously scheduled or an emergency, you’ll be comforted to know that our on-staff surgical team is available. Each member of our surgical staff brings unique experiences and skills to the table.
We have an extensive range of surgical procedures that can be performed right here, close to home—meaning no more travel, hotels, or meal expenses. Our procedures include general surgery, orthopedics, OB/GYN, Ear, Nose and Throat, ophthalmology, podiatry, and GI endoscopic procedures.
The RLMC surgical team consists of surgeons, anesthetists, a certified surgical first assist, a certified orthopedic physician’s assistant, peri-operative RNs, LPNs, surgical technologists, and a full time surgery center manager.
Dr. Heather Cook, RLMC’s staff general surgeon, specializes in state-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive surgery, creating smaller incisions and resulting in shorter patient recovery times.
Additional surgeries are performed by Dr. Kimberly VerSteeg, RLMC’s staff OB/GYN; as well as orthopedic surgeries, including full knee replacement, by board-certified surgeons: Dr. Joel Zamzow, Dr. Peter Goldschmidt, and Dr. Joshua Rother; plus ophthalmology procedures, and others.