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“Dr. Swayze, the nurses, and staff were all wonderful.  They were all so kind and proficient.  I knew they genuinely cared.”   -  A Valued Patient

Surgery Services are offered at Hermann Area District Hospital by Dr. Donald Swayze.  Dr. Swayze is a Board Certified General Surgeon and also our Chief of Surgery.  Dr. Swayze performs a variety of surgeries for our patients, both inpatient and outpatient, laparoscopic and open surgery.  The majority of surgeries Dr. Swayze performs are outpatient surgeries, meaning the patient returns home after the surgery.

Common Surgeries & Procedures:

The most common surgeries and procedures include the following, however Dr. Swayze is able to perform many more beyond this list:

  • Appendectomies            
  • Bariatric Procedures
  • Botox Injections
  • Bowel Obstruction Surgeries
  • Cancer Surgeries
  • Cholecystectomies (Gall Bladder Surgery)
  • Colectomies (Colon Surgery, inpatient)
  • Colonoscopies / Esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs)
  • Hemorrhoid and perianal disease treatment
  • Hernia Repairs
  • Hysterectomies (inpatient)
  • Lumpectomies
  • Mastectomies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgeries
  • Mole/Lesion/Cyst Removals
  • ORBERA (non-surgical weight loss procedure)
  • Tonsillectomies                
  • Tubal ligations
  • Vasectomies

Donald C. Swayze, DO, FACOS

Chief of Surgery & Board Certified General Surgeon


To learn more, call us at (573) 486 – 2191.  We are happy to help.