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Surgeries We Specialize In For You

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Appendectomy

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Hernia Repair

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Gallbladder Surgery

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Thyroid Surgery

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Breast Surgery

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Excision of Skin Lesions

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Abscess Drainage

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Bowel Surgery for Obstruction or Adhesions

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Colon Surgery

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Lipoma Excision

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Port Placement

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Hemorrhoid Surgery

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And more

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    Meet Your Surgeons

    Dr. Wade Larsen

    Dr. Wade Larsen

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    Wade B. Larsen, MD

    General Surgery

    We are happy to welcome back Dr. Wade Larsen to the Davis Hospital team. Dr Larsen is a board certified general surgeon who has more than 17 years of experience in Davis County. He enjoys helping his patients understand what to expect from surgery as well as why surgery may be the best treatment option.

    Dr. Larsen specializes in hernia repair and is trained in all general surgery procedures. He also does upper and lower endoscopy.

    Dr. Larsen is looking forward to providing high quality elective and acute care general surgery care to the patients in our community.

    Board Certification:

    American Board of Surgery

    Residency:

    General Surgery Creighton University Affiliated Omaha, NE

    Medical School:

    Albany Medical College, Albany NY

    Areas of Interest:

    • Hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction
    • Minimally evasive surgery
    • Surgical treatment of breast disorders
    • Acute general surgery
    • Trauma

    Hospital Affiliation:

    Davis Hospital and Medical Center
    Dr. Wade Larsen

    Dr. Mackenzie Goodwin

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    Mackenzie Goodwin, MD

    General Surgery

    Steward Medical Group is pleased to welcome Mackenzie Goodwin, MD to Steward Specialty Surgery of Utah. Dr. Goodwin is board certified in General Surgery.

    Dr. Goodwin strives to help patients improve their quality of life in times of medical debility. She believes that patients and doctors need to work together to achieve better health. Open and direct communication with patients and their families is key. Dr. Goodwin treats patients of all ages to help them improve their health to achieve true wellness.

    Dr. Goodwin has special training in all general surgery procedures including:

    • Hernia repair (open and minimally invasive)
    • Gallbladder surgery
    • Bowel and colon surgery
    • Soft tissue masses

    Board Certification:

    • American Board of General Surgery

    Residency:

    Henry Ford Health System & Wayne State University, Detroit MI

    Medical School:

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St Maarten

    Areas of Interest:

    • Hernia repair (open and minimally invasive)
    • Gallbladder surgery
    • Bowel and colon surgery
    • Soft tissue masses

    Memberships:

    • American College of Surgeons
    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • McClure Society, Henry Ford Medical Association
    • Detroit Surgical Association

    Hospital Affiliation:

    Davis Hospital and Medical Center
    Dr. Wade Larsen

    Dr. Scott Baker

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    Scott L. Baker, MD, FACS, FASCRS

    Colon & Rectal Surgery General Surgery

    Scott Baker, MD is double board certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery, as well as fellowship trained in colororectal surgery. He enjoys treating and bonding with his patients and their families during what can be a very difficult time in their lives. Dr. Baker provides comprehensive care to his patients through a multidisciplinary approach and works hard to include other contributing physicians as part of the care team. With over 20 years of surgical experience, Dr. Baker has special training in:
    • Surgical management of colon and rectal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Anorectal disease
    • Minimally invasive surgical approaches
    • Robotic management of surgical disease

    Board Certification:

    • American Board of Surgery
    • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

    Fellowship:

    Colon & Rectal Surgery Grant Medical Center Columbus, OH

    Residency:

    General Surgery Guthrie Clinic Robert Packer Hospital Sayre, PA

    Medical School:

    University of South Dakota School of Medicine Sioux Falls, SD

    Areas of Interest:

    • Minimally invasive surgical approaches
    • Robotic management of surgical disease
    • Surgical management of colon and rectal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Anorectal disease

    Memberships:

    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
    • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons •
    • American College of Health Care Executives

    Hospital Affiliation:

    Davis Hospital and Medical Center

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What restrictions do I have after gallbladder surgery (Cholecystectomy = removal of gallbladder)?

    Physical: For laparoscopic gallbladder removal (minimally invasive), you cannot lift more then 10 pounds for 4 weeks after surgery. No other restrictions! We encourage patients to walk daily and resume normally activities as soon as possible, as this helps prevent blood clots and prevents stiffness!  You can shower normally the next day. No baths, swimming for 2 weeks to help with skin healing. 

    Dietary: No restrictions! This is a common misconception by many patients. Your diet does not need to change after surgery. Eat whatever your body allows. The majority of patient return to a normal diet within 2 weeks after surgery. Some patients will find certain foods give them diarrhea and they must avoid them. It is trial and error, as different food affect people differently. 

    Do I have to have my gallbladder removed if I have gallstones?

    No! Only if they are symptomatic. Symptoms are typically upper abdominal (belly) pain or Right sided abdominal pain after eating a meal. It usually feels like a severe squeezing feeling. Most patients with gallstones do not even know they have them and will never have symptoms. 

    What is a hernia?

    A hernia is just a hole in your muscular/connective tissue. Hernias can be symptomatic when organs or fat inside the body get stuck or bulge out of this hole. Hernias can occur on the abdominal wall, groin (inguinal) or inside the body where you cannot see or feel them (hiatal hernia).

    Do I have to have mesh placed for hernia surgery?

    We recommend mesh for most hernia surgeries. Large studies have shown that mesh dramatically decreases the recurrence rate. Small hernias, less then 2cm, do not always need mesh.

    What restrictions do I have after hernia surgery?

    Physical: For laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hernia surgery of the abdomen or groin (inguinal) you cannot lift more then 10 pounds for 4 weeks. For open (longer incision) do not lift more than 10 pounds for 6 weeks. We encourage patients to walk daily and resume normally activities as soon as possible, as this helps prevent blood clots and prevents stiffness!  You can shower normally the next day. No baths, swimming for 2 weeks to help with skin healing. 

    Dietary: None, normal diet. Stay well hydrated to prevent constipation. 

    Is there a lot of pain after abdominal (belly) surgery?

    You will have some soreness after surgery at your incision sites for the first few days after surgery. Each person’s body processes pain differently. Most patients have very little pain. If you have been diagnosed with chronic pain and/or take narcotic medications discuss this with your doctor before surgery so a good plan can be made for pain control after surgery. 

    What do I take for pain after surgery?

    We encourage patients to take non-narcotic pain medications after surgery, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen). Occasionally patients will need a short course of narcotics for the first 3-5 days after larger surgeries.

    What limitations do I have after breast surgery?

    No lifting more than 10 pounds for 2 weeks after surgery, otherwise there are no restrictions. This limitation is only on the side (right or left) of surgery. If you have surgery on your axilla (armpit) to remove lymph nodes, then you should not lift your arms over shoulder height for 2 weeks on the side of surgery. 

    Is breast surgery painful?

    There is some soreness the first few days after surgery, but it is minimal. Most patients take over the counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen) for the first couple days after surgery and then feel normal. 

    Will I need radiation and/or chemotherapy after my breast surgery?

    If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, such as Invasive Ductal carcinoma (IDC) or Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) you will need radiation after your surgery. Only some patients need chemotherapy after surgery, and this depends on whether tumor cells were found in your lymph nodes. 

    How do I know what Stage of breast cancer I have?

    The final stage of a breast cancer can be assessed once surgery has been completed and you have your final pathology report.  The final pathology report will be ready 5-7 days AFTER surgery.  The final stage is based on 3 factors that need to be looked at microscopically and with imaging: “TMN”

    T = Tumor size (on final pathology report)

    N = Lymph node involvement of the tumor

    M = Metastasis (if the cancer has spread outside of the breast or axilla (armpit) lymph nodes

    The Future Of Davis County Surgery is Here