Surgical Services


Hospitals save lives every day, but in a small, rural community on-call emergency surgical services can mean life or death to a community member involved in a major traumatic accident or other life threatening surgical events. Fairfield Memorial Hospital is fortunate to be part of the approximately 66% of Critical Access Hospitals who still offer on call surgical services. Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s surgical service is not only state of the art, but also staffed by one of the most skilled surgeons, Patrick L. Molt, M.D., FACS, and seasoned operating room nurses. In small, rural communities resources are sometimes limited, but relationships and critical thinking is what matters.

Surgical services

  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Endoscopy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics

Outpatient services

  • Endoscopy procedures
  • Bone marrow aspirations
  • Paracentesis
  • CAT scan biopsy
  • Angiography
  • Esophageal motility studies
  • Ambulatory pH studies
  • Intravenous infusions

Peri-operative Services

  • General anesthesia
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Pain management
  • Intravenous sedation


Fairfield Memorial Hospital offers the following types of General Surgery performed by General Surgeon, Patrick L. Molt, MD, FACS. To learn more about Dr. Molt, click here

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

  • Evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and cancer
  • Ultrasound guided FNA and core needle biopsy
  • Parathyroid exploration
  • Lobectomy, bilateral subtotal, near total and total thyroidectomy

Breast Surgery

  • Ultrasound and stereotactic guided suction assisted biopsy
  • Image directed excisional biopsy
  • Breast conservation and total mastectomy

Abdominal Surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgical procedures
    • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and common duct exploration
    • Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair and Anti-Reflux Surgery (Nissen)
    • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    • Laparoscopic Inguinal and Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open abdominal procedures
    • Full spectrum of routine and complex Gastric, Pancreatic, Intestinal and Colorectal and other intra-abdominal surgery
    • Splenectomy for hematologic indications
    • Ventral and inguinal hernia repair
  • Proctology
    • Office proctology including rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids
    • Management of anal fissure (Botox and sphincterotomy)
    • Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy)
  • Gynecologic Procedures
    • Laparoscopic surgical procedures
    • Tubal sterilization
    • Salpingoophorectomy
    • Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
    • Hysterectomy; including Abdominal, Vaginal and LAVH
  • Sterilization Procedures
    • Vasectomy and laparoscopic tubal ligation
  • Skin and soft tissue tumors (Benign and Malignant)
    • Diagnosis, office treatment and surgical management
  • Venous Access for chemotherapy, antibiotic therapy and TPN