Gynecologic surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare is truly unique – a distinctive combination of medical expertise, convenience and compassion. We offer the state-of-the-art care you’d expect from a “big-city” hospital, yet our more intimate size means our patients’ entire experience is simpler and more personal. And, unlike most hospitals, our team is dedicated solely to gynecologic surgery – so we’re better able to attend to the physical and emotional needs of women who undergo these procedures. 

We offer the full range of gynecologic surgical care for women of all ages. Our capabilities include treatment of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), incontinence, potential pre-cancerous conditions, and cancers of the female reproductive tract. In addition, we provide laparoscopic infertility evaluation and treatment, hysterectomy and non-invasive tubal sterilization. 

We know that environment can play a key role in our patients’ recovery, so we strive to make their stay as pleasant as possible with features like: 

  • Private rooms 
  • Private bathrooms with showers 
  • Comfortable furnishings 
  • Telephone with your own direct line 
  • Cable television 
  • Room service 

What to Expect When You have Gynecologic Surgery at Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Our patients tell us that one of the things they appreciate most is the way we guide them through every step of the process. We’ll conduct a pre-operative evaluation with the surgeon, and provide written instructions about the procedure, how to prepare, and what to expect after surgery. 

We also call patients just prior to surgery to answer any last-minute questions or concerns. And one of our pharmacists contacts each patient to discuss medications and offer instructions about any adjustments needed prior to surgery. 

Our Gynecologic Surgeons: 

Our patients receive care from either of two experienced surgeons who personally oversee each case and conduct each surgery. Both doctors are board-certified and versed in traditional gynecologic surgery and the latest minimally invasive procedures that minimize discomfort and speed recovery:
Todd Schad, MD, FACOG 
Suzanne Welsch, MD, FACOG


Helpful Links:  

MedlinePlus.gov   — Health info from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health; learn more by doing a search for a specific condition, e.g., endometriosis, or procedure, e.g., hysterectomy.   

WomensHealth.gov  — An online compendium of women’s health info from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; use the robust search to locate reader-friendly Q&As about diseases, conditions and treatments.  

ACOG.org — The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; includes a Patient Page for information you can trust from leading experts in women’s healthcare.