Dr. Robin Mendelsohn, Orthopaedic Surgeon,  Dr. L.G. Palanca, Dr. Frank Lloyd and Dr. Paul Szotek, all  General Surgeons, provide great care for our patients. Other local physicians use the facility as well, podiatry, ophthalmology (eyes), and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) to name a few.

General Surgeries
Focusing on:
Breast cancer
Breast biopsies
Gallbladder and bile ducts

Orthopaedic Surgeries:
General orthopaedics such as: Trauma, sprains, fractures, joint and muscle injury and/or pain
Arthritis treatment including:
Injections, bracing and total joints
Sports medicine including: Arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction
Hand including:
Carpal tunnel
Ganglion cysts
Trigger finger

Dr. Szotek, with Indiana Hernia Center, performs minimally invasive open laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair, specializing in:
Flank and sports hernia
Abdominal wall reconstruction
Chronic groin pain
No mesh hernia repair

In 2005, the Hospital expanded the Surgery Department with edition of the 24,830-square foot Surgery Center. Today, the outpatient facility provides patients with the option of having prompt, effective procedures locally.

The Surgery Center houses seven pre-operative patient rooms, seven procedure rooms, and twelve post-operative or recovery rooms. Currently, the Sleep Study Lab bedrooms are located in the Surgery Center allowing an easy accessible and peaceful location.

Consultations for general or orthopaedic surgery can be scheduled  by calling Putnam Surgical Specialties at 765-658-2710.

Consultations with Dr. Szotek can be scheduled by calling the Putnam County Hospital 3rd Floor Specialty Clinic at 765-655.2538. More information can also be found at

Are you having a procedure that will require physical therapy as you recover?  Check out our Swing Bed Program to see if it might be right for you or contact our Case Management Nurse to get your questions answered.

What Should I Know About My Surgery?

Prior to your surgery, you may receive a phone call from us to confirm your arrival time for your procedure.  We may also ask for additional insurance information. This is a great time to ask any questions regarding your procedure, your stay and accommodations for any family members that may be with you the day of your surgery.

Some procedures require pre-operative testing, such as blood work or x-rays.  If you need to have testing done prior, your surgeon will provide you with information about when you should complete them.  Putnam County Hospital is available to provide testing prior to your surgery.

On the day of your scheduled surgery, go directly to Putnam County Hospital’s Surgery Center. Upon entering the Hospital campus, please take the drive to the right to the canopy entrance marked SURGERY CENTER.

  • Please arrive at the designated time given to you by your surgeon or the surgery center staff.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery, unless otherwise directed.  If you are not sure if this applies to you, please call your surgeon’s office.
  • Be sure to bring your regular medications with you.
  • Please remember to leave jewelry and valuables at home.
  • Please remove make-up, nail polish, artificial nails prior to your arrival.
  • If you wear contacts, please bring your glasses and a container for your lenses.
  • Loose-fitting, casual clothing is the best choice for attire.  During your time with us, you will be provided a gown.

Family members and friends are permitted to visit with you prior to your surgery.  You will be reunited with your family in the post-operative recovery room following your procedure.  A family member is encouraged to remain with you in the recovery area until you are ready to go home or to your inpatient room upstairs

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