Some surgeries require surgeons who specialize in certain things, like cardiac (heart) surgeons or neurosurgeons (brain surgeons), but not all. That’s why there are general surgeons.
A general surgeon has specialized knowledge of the entire surgical process, from the initial evaluation through preparation, procedure, and post-operative management. A general surgeon understands all nine basic areas of surgery, which are:
- The digestive tract
- The abdomen and its contents
- The skin and soft tissue, including the breasts
- The head and neck,
- The blood vessels and heart
- The endocrine system (hormones and glands)
- Surgical treatment of cancer
- Surgical management of traumatic injuries
- Care of critically ill patients with surgical needs
Henderson Health Care has a General Surgeon on campus weekly.
Daniel J. Growney, M.D.
Dr. Growney is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha. He completed his residency in general surgery at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He is certified in general surgery, with additional interests in vascular, thoracic, laser, and laparoscopic surgery. He moved his practice from Atchison, Kansas, to York in March 1993. Dr. Growney is director of York General Hospital's Surgery and Anesthesia Services and is director of the York County EMS.
Ye Ye, M.D.
Dr. Ye's background includes an Otolaryngology practice in Beijing, China, and working as a research associate at Dow Neurological Sciences Institute in Oregon. He held a faculty position in Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Connecticut School of Medicine and completed a General Surgery residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Ye joined Dr. Growney at York Surgical Associates in York, Nebraska, on July 1, 2008. He practices at York General Hospital and neighboring facilities.
Jared Dietze, M.D.
Dr. Jared Dietze graduated from Hastings High School, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 2017. He recently completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2022. Dr. Dietze now practices General Surgery and Wound Care at Hastings General Surgery. Growing up in Hastings, Dr. Dietze is pleased to return to the area and provide excellent surgical care for Central Nebraska communities. When he is not with his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing disc golf and board games, 3D printing, and exploring the great outdoors.
Caleb Schroeder, M.D.
Dr. Caleb Schroeder is a board-certified general surgeon and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He grew up in the Blue Hill area and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in Crete, followed by his Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He completed his general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Schroeder now practices General Surgery and Wound Care at Hastings General Surgery. As a husband and father of two children, he is honored to provide surgical care for the communities he serves. He enjoys watching sports, the outdoors, and exercising.
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