Road to Recovery

During your initial consultation, it is important to establish a good relationship, where you feel comfortable asking questions about your health care. Our trusted surgeon will explain the procedure, answer any questions you might have and advise on how you should prepare for the surgery.

Here at Fairfield Memorial Hospital we are familiar with minimally invasive techniques. Laparoscopic surgery involves much smaller tools including tiny cameras that let the surgeon see what’s going on inside your body. These specialized instruments mean that the surgeon can make much smaller cuts than they would with traditional procedures.

Regardless of which surgical option is best for you, rest assured that Fairfield Memorial Hospital General Surgery Clinic will be with you every step of the way offering support, expertise, and compassion.


Understanding General Surgery

Fairfield Memorial Hospital General Surgery Clinic encompasses a broad spectrum of operative procedures with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases in any region of the body. Its scope of interest includes the skin, breasts, abdomen, peripheral vasculature, and head and neck, among other areas. Dr. Williams has broad knowledge and skill in a variety of procedures. She is highly educated in the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of a patient.

Reasons you might see a General Surgeon

You may make an appointment or get a referral to a General Surgeon if:

You’re Having a Medical Emergency
Because general surgeons have such broad knowledge, they perform a variety of emergency procedures. You may see a general surgeon if you have appendicitis, a hernia, gallstones, or traumatic injuries.

Your Condition Worsens
At some point in your health care journey, traditional, non-surgical methods are no longer beneficial, and you may require something more. At this point, your physician may refer you to a general surgeon for advanced diagnosis and surgical treatment.



  • Anti-Reflux
  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsies
  • Breasts
    (Ultrasound guided biopsy,
    mastectomy, excisional biopsy &
    sentinal lymph node sampling)
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colon Surgeries
  • Colonoscopy/EGD
  • General Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repairs
  • Insertion of Ports
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Thyroid
    (Ultrasound guided biopsy &
  • Wound Debridement
Lauren WilliamsHS2

Lauren Williams, MD

General Surgeon


Misty Stone, APN, FNP

General Surgeon

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Surgical Pavilion, 2nd Floor
303 NW 11th Street
Fairfield, IL 62837