Surgical Services

Surgical Services - Orange City Area Health Care System, Orange City, Iowa

Orange City Area Health System Surgical Services

We know that when it comes to surgery, there are several important considerations for you as a patient or a family member. The most important is quality outcomes … competence … having skilled surgeons, nurse anesthetists, and nurses taking care of your particular situation with healing and health as their first priority.

Secondly, a healing environment before and after surgery enhances recovery, and that includes comfort, cleanliness, privacy, natural light, and plenty of space. We combine these essential aspects into a surgery suite that has become a benchmark in healthcare design, and a surgery staff that’s second to none. But the piece dé resistance is that it’s right in your own neighborhood. So … the third important consideration – convenience and peace of mind for you and your loved ones – is achieved close to home.

With fully-equipped, advanced operating rooms plus a dedicated colonoscopy center, we handle a broad range of surgeries by surgical specialists who are committed to our values and vision, including: General Surgery – OCAHS provides state-of-the-art care for all routine and complex general surgery procedures. Our surgeons are specially trained in minimally invasive and same-day surgical techniques, and have expertise in recent surgical interventions such as laparoscopic fundoplication for reflux and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Orthopedic Surgery – from scopes to complete knee replacements, our orthopedic surgeons specialize in acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. ENT Surgery – Whether you have a child that needs tubes put in his or her ears or you’re an adult who needs sinus surgery, our Ear/Nose/Throat specialists can help in the treatment of the most common to the most complex diseases affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, neck and professional voice and speech. Breast Surgery –  mastectomies, lumpectomies, sentinel lymph node biopsies Gynecology Podiatry Urology Opthalmalogy – including Cataract surgery  


Steven C. Locker, M.D. - Orange City Area Health System

Steven Locker, MD

Started: February 2005
Education: Northwestern College, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines

Brent E. Nykamp, M.D. - Orange City Area Health System

Brent Nykamp, MD

Started: July 2008
Education: Dordt College, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis

Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.

A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.