Surgery at GCGH 812-847-5259

From general surgery, endoscopy, and laparoscopy to gynecological procedures, including C-sections, you can rely on trusted names and gifted hands to care for you and your loved ones.

We are proud to work with family surgeon team Dr. Mark Lynch, Dr. Rebecca Lynch-Clarke, and Dr. Brandon Lynch as well as their partner Dr. Lueking. Greene County General also works with nationally recognized podiatrist, Dr. Matthew Parmenter, and pediatric Dentist, Dr. Megan Booe.

Surgeries offered at GCGH include general and laparoscopic surgery, podiatry, dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endoscopy, obstetrics, and gynecological procedures. In addition, our Board Certified OB-GYNs, Dr. Williams and Dr. Walton are experienced gynecological surgeons providing C-sections at GCGH, and Dr. John Hammerstein, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon practicing at TeamOrtho Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, provides orthopedic surgery exclusively at GCGH.

All of these excellent physicians work with highly skilled nurse anesthetists and a surgical support staff that boasts decades of combined experience. All surgical technicians are certified, and all registered nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Outpatient Procedures

Outpatient surgery is available Monday-Friday at Greene County General Hospital. Patients receive personal pre- and post-operative care from skilled, compassionate staff in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, adjacent to the surgery suite.


Pain control is essential to a successful surgical procedure. As always, patient safety and comfort are our priorities. Our comprehensive anesthesia care starts with a personal consultation with experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) before surgical procedures and continues through recovery. A CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist) is a registered nurse who has specialized training in anesthesia. They can administer anesthesia for procedures and surgeries. They can work alone or with a team of healthcare providers.

Types of Anesthesia

General anesthesia is common for many surgical procedures and is administered by injection or inhalation or a combination of both. Patients experience induction, usually through injection, which causes the sleep state. Then anesthesia continues through inhaled gasses and IV drugs.

Regional anesthesia is provided for a number of procedures as well as childbirth. While patients remain conscious with regional anesthesia, there may be little memory of the procedure.

Local anesthesia numbs an area directly an dis ideal for minor surgery and stitches. Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal anesthesia are administered through injection in the lower back and affect the lower extremities, as in childbirth.

Nerve blocks may also be given to numb a single nerve or a group of nerves.

We know you have a choice – especially when it comes to where you will have surgery.

So choose local and choose family.

Greene County General Hospital

Our Family Caring for Yours