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    Surgical Services

   Day of Surgery
  • Inpatients are taken to the pre-op holding area about two hours before your scheduled surgery.
  • Outpatients should arrive at the hospital at their designated time. If you are running late or unable to make the appointment, please call the outpatient surgery department at (309) 345-4325 as soon as possible.
   The Surgical Suite

The operating room team includes surgeons, nurses, surgical technicians and anesthesia professionals. During your procedure, they watch over you and monitor your condition. Once in the surgical suite ...

  • We will offer you a warm blanket
  • A blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm
  • EKG pads will be placed on your chest to monitor your heart
  • A soft, padded clip will be placed on your finger to measure your blood's oxygen level
  • We may administer oxygen through a mask or tube under the nose
  • You will be given medicine or anesthesia
   Family Information

Your loved ones will wait for you in the waiting area, located next to the patient preparation area. A volunteer is usually present in the waiting area to assist and they should be notified if a family member has to leave. We encourage family members to stay with you during your recovery in the outpatient area. It's difficult to pre-determine how long your surgery will take but they usually last for three to four hours, with an additional hour or two for surgical prep.

   Advance Directives

Dry needling is a treatment that involves a very thin needle being pushed through the skin to stimulate a trigger point within muscular tissues. Dry needling may release the tight muscle bands associated with trigger points and lead to decreased pain and improved function.

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Meet Mark Davis, MD, FACS
(of Cottage Surgical Clinics)

834 North Seminary Street, Suite 503
Galesburg, Illinois

Same-day appointments are often available.
For an appointment, call 309-343-7773.

Dr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience performing a broad range of surgeries in the fields of general and vascular procedures.
  • Board Certified: American Board of General Surgery
  • Fellowship: American College of Surgeons
  • Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Easton Hospital, Easton, PA

General surgeries performed by Dr. Davis include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsies - liver & lymph node
  • Breast surgery
  • Cysts/gangion cyst, subtaneous mass/lipoma removal
  • Evaluation & treatment of colonoscopy colon disease including diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease & ulcers
  • Evaluation & removal of skin lesions & skin cancer
  • EGD to evaluate stones
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia repair
  • IV access procedures (Mediports & Hickman catheters)
  • Parathyroid
  • Spleen surgery
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid surgeries
  • Trauma surgery
  • Wound Care

One-on-one with Dr. Davis:


He also specializes in vascular procedures, including:

  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Angioplasty and stenting blocked arties in the kidneys, pelvis, & legs
  • Bypass surgery for peripheral artery disease
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • IVC filter placement
  • Dialysis access 

General Surgery often includes the following procedures and treatments:

  • Abdominal surgeries: laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, open appendectomy, colon resection, gastric surgery, open feeding tube placement, abdominal mass resection, surgical hemorrhoidectomy.
  • Vascular access: Port placement and central line placement
  • Head and neck surgery: Thyroidectomy, salivary gland tumors, neck mass resection, Lymph node resection and biopsy
  • Skin cancer: Melanoma excision and sentinel node biopsy, Basal cell and Squamous cell carcinoma including lesions on face, lips and nose
  • GI scope: Colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for screening and diagnosis
  • Breast surgery: Biopsies, cyst or mass excision, lumpectomy, mastectomy, duct lesion excision, sentinel node biopsy, benign and malignant lesions
  • Soft tissue: Lipoma, sarcoma mass excision and biopsies
  • Wound care: debridement, split thickness and full thickness skin grafting

For more information, please call:
(309) 345-4542

695 N. Kellogg
Galesburg, IL 61401