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The Surgery Center

24e8842bf0982e013be370a3588a446aSouth Central Surgical Center (SCSC) is an ambulatory surgery center offering same day surgeries. Easily accessible to everyone in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, the Surgical Center offers convenient streamlined care, making it the first choice for regional patients and many health plans. South Central Surgical Center has proven itself to be a premier establishment that provides excellent outpatient orthopedic procedures with surgeons that exemplify high qualifications and experience.

Surgical Specialties
Center for Specialty Care providers operate using the latest arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques in minimally invasive surgeries available anywhere in the country.  These surgeries are performed in Fairmont at the highest level of care and cost effectiveness for the patient. Minimally invasive techniques allow for patients to get back to their normal lives faster and with less pain.

Procedures performed at SCSC include:

  • Joint Preservation and Repair – Arthritic pain and joint stability is addressed in a couple of different approaches. Unispacers, injection therapy and other methods are used to help restore ligament tension and normal knee alignment while preserving the patient’s natural bone.
  • Autologous Cultured Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) – This procedure for knee cartilage defects involves removing a small portion of the patient’s cartilage. The tissue is sent to a lab to grow cartilage cells. Several weeks later, the cells are implanted into the defect area of the patient’s knee to repair the injury.
  • Minimal incision hip, knee and hemi knee replacements
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
  • Wrist and elbow arthroscopy
  • Knee and Ankle Surgery
  • Joint Arthroscopy
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Pain management – treatment of chronic pain


Visit the Surgical Specialties page for more procedure information.SCSC is licensed to keep patients up to 23 hours and has two comfortable patient rooms for this purpose.

South Central Surgical Center Mission Statement:
The South Central Surgical Center shall be the leader in providing the highest quality surgical, recovery care, and related diagnostic imaging services in an environment that is safe, convenient and comfortable for our patients, their families, employees, and the health care practitioners who use our surgical center.

Center for Specialty Care Fairmont

Phone: 507-238-4949

South Central Surgical Center

Phone: 507-235-3939

Center for Specialty Care Blue Earth

Phone: 507-526-5191

Primary Care

Phone: 507-238-9533

Center for Specialty Care St. James

Phone: 507-375-3424

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