Our surgical team provides exceptional care & services! Our OR surgeons, nursing team and surgical technologist staff includes the providers listed below by their specialty, plus anesthesiologist Dr. Steve Roodman.

Please speak to your primary care provider for a referral.

General Surgery

Ziya Baghmanli, MD | Margret DeGuzman, MD


Hickman Catheter Insertion, Groshong, CVP Lines, Infusion Port, Insertion of Medical Devices (Balloon)

Soft Tissue/Breast

Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Axillary Dissection (Sentinel Node)


Thoracentesis, Tube Thoracostomy (Chest Tube)


Cut Down, Emergency Repair of Major Venous Lacerations, Subclavian or Internal Jugular Puncture for Catheterization


Abdominal Exploration, Abdominoperineal Resection, Appendectomy, Closure – Perforated Ulcer, Emergency Surgery of Diaphragm, Gallbladder & Common Duct Surgery, Gastrostomy, Hernia Repair (Inguinal, Umbilical, Femoral, Incisional, Hiatal with Fundoplication), Intra-Abdominal Abscess, Laparotomy for Trauma, Paracentesis, Polypectomy, Small & Large Bowel Surgery, Pyloroplasty, Partial Gastrectomy and/or Vagotomy, Meckels Diverticulum


Fistula in Ano, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incision of Perianal Tissue/Lesion, Pilonidal Cyst, Rectal Fissurectomy


Breast, Temporal Artery, Mass, Lymph Node (Biopsy & Excision), Thyroid (Biopsy, Lobectomy, & Complete Thyroidectomy)


Toe, Trans-metatarsal, Below Knee, Above Knee


EGD, Colonoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Polypectomy, Dilation


Excision (Mass, Cyst, Lesion), Incision & Drainage, Varicose Vein Ligation/Stripping, Thyroglossal Duct Cyst, Parotidectomy


Murray McGrady, MD

  • Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
  • Biopsy of Cervical Nodes
  • Excision of Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Excision of Mouth & Tongue Lesion
  • Excision of Lip/Neck Lesion
  • Excision of Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Excision of Head & Neck Cancer
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery & Related Nasal Procedures
  • Myringotomy (Ear Tubes)
  • Nasal Fractures Repair
  • Nasal Polypectomy
  • Septoplasty


Giuseppe Aliperti, MD

  • EGD
  • Colonoscopy (Polypectomy)
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Sigmoidoscopy


Tong Zhu, MD

  • Pain Injections– cervical, thoracic, lumbar
  • Kyhoplasty


Maxwell Hayden DPM

  • Amputation (below knee)
  • Bunionectomy/Tailor’s Bunionectomy
  • Ankle/Foot Fracture
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Wart Removal
  • Curettage & Debridement
  • Irrigation & Debridement
  • Joint Fusions – Ankle & Foot
  • Excision of Cyst, Lesion, Tumor, Neuroma, Soft Tissue, ect.
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Heel Spurs
  • Removal of Foreign Body
  • Tenotomies of Foot, Ankle, & Leg
  • Tendon Repair/Lengthening – Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Repair – Lateral Ankle Stabilization
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Nerve Release & Excision
  • Management of Compartment Syndrome
  • Management of Soft Tissue, Bone, & Joint Infections of the Foot & Ankle
  • Plastic Repair of Foot & Ankle
  • Hardware Removal


Robert Bell, MD

Open Reduction Internal Fixation

Fractures with Minimal soft tissue disruption

Care of fractures, including casting

Care for non-bleeding, minimally displaced pelvic fractures

Bipolar Hips

Gamma Nailing

Ankle Fractures

Total Shoulders

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Reverse Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Repair

Bicep Tendon Repair

Treatment of ‘Frozen Shoulder’

Elbow Arthoscopy

Radial Nerve Decompression

Carpal Tunnel Release

Release of Trigger Finger

Ganglion Cyst

Wrist Arthroscopy

Hip/Knee Arthroscopy

Ligament Reconstruction

Tendon Repair/Skin Graft

Insertion of Tendon/Bone Graft


Joint Aspiration

Debridement of Soft Tissue or Bone

Excision of Bone Lesion

Excision of Nail/Nail Matrix

Diagnostic/Therapeutic Injections

Joint Manipulation

Treatment of Osteomyelitis

Implant Removal


Kostantinos Psihramis, MD

  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Circumcision
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hydrocele/Spermatocele
  • Incision & Drainage
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
  • Insertion of Suprapubic Catheter
  • Bladder Installation Treatment
  • Holmium Laser Lithotripsy
  • Stent Insertion

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Sparta Community Hospital District offers enhanced surgical services through the expertise of a wide variety of visiting surgical specialists.  With the exception of Dr. Maxwell Hayden, DPM, all visiting specialists are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of Sparta Community Hospital District. 


Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. You will then go to your left and pick up the telephone or knock on the door to let us know that you are here. We will take you to the outpatient room for you to be prepared for your procedure. You will be allowed to bring in one family member with you. Upon entering your room, staff will have you sign the registration paperwork to get you signed in for your visit.


You will spend 30-60 minutes in the pre-operative holding area, although this time can be longer depending on room readiness and arrival of the surgeon. The nurses will keep you informed of any delays.

The nurse and anesthesia team will review your medical history, your medication, and start your IV if needed. The surgical staff will verify your procedure, answer any questions you have about your procedure and the surgeon will verify and mark your surgical site (if applicable).


When the surgeon and the operating room are ready for you, your family may be asked to return to the waiting area, and you will be taken to the OR. The surgical staff can give you and your family an estimate of how long your surgery will be but note that the total time in the operating room also includes administering and discontinuing anesthesia, positioning, and preparing the operative site and transferring you to the recovery room.

When the surgery is complete, the operating room team will notify your family. If your family plans on leaving the hospital, they will be asked to leave a contact number where they can be reached. The surgery staff will update your family every hour during yor procedure.


For patients who receive general anesthesia, you will spend about 30-60 minutes in the recovery room where a nurse will check your vital signs, pain, nausea, incision site (if applicable), and assist you with any safety and comfort needs.

If you received local anesthesia  or monitored controlled anesthesia, you will bypass recovery return to the pre-operative holding area following your procedure.


After recovery , you will return to the pre-operative area where you will be provided a drink and will be monitored until you are ready to go home. The amount of time spent in this area will be different for each patient but could be 30-60 minutes. The nurse will go over your postoperative instructions with you and your family/friend. You will be discharged with a responsible adult, who is age 18 or older.

*Occasionally, the surgical case before you will take longer than anticipated. A member of the surgical team will communicate this to you and your family. If this happens, you will need to wait in the pre-operative holding area longer than expected.

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Please call 618-443-1336 to verify which bowel prep your surgeon wants you to take.

Colectomy Bowel Prep – Dulcolax

Colectomy Bowel Prep – MiraLAX

Clear liquid are anything you hold up to the window or light and you can see through it.

  • Water, plain, carbonated or flavored
  • Fruit juices without pulp such as apple, white cranberry, peach juice, white grape juice (no red, purple or orange dye)
  • Fruit flavored drink mixes, such as Country Time Lemonade or Crystal Light
  • Carbonated drinks, including dark sodas, such as cola and root beer
  • Gelatin without fruit
  • Tea or coffee without milk, cream or nondairy creamer
  • Sports drinks (no red, purple or orange)
  • Clear, fat-free broth (chicken, bone, beef) and bouillon
  • Popsicles (no red, purple or orange )
  • Boost Breeze or Ensure Clear Nutritional Drink (diabetic options)

Orange Juice and Milk are NOT considered clear liquids.

Failure to follow a clear liquid diet may cause cancellation of procedure.