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General Surgery


Mahaska County is fortunate to have two outstanding General Surgeons on staff full time to care for the community. Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, and Timothy Breon, MD, FACS, are both well-versed in the latest surgical technologies including robotically-assisted. 

Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, has cared for thousands of patients during his more than 25 years at Mahaska Health Partnership. Dr. Riggs says he became a general surgeon because they can treat illness with surgical approaches and medication. His training at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita prepared him for a rural surgery practice that includes intestinal, gallbladder and gynecology organs; breast; thyroid; and C-sections. Much of his workweek involves colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures. Dr. Riggs is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and through his membership in the Christian Medical and Dental Association, he has completed several mission trips to South American countries, allowing him a way to give back for all he has been given a chance to do.

Timothy Breon, MD, FACS, came to MHP in 2002 after completing surgical residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has particular interest in the delivery of surgical services to rural areas and has done research and published articles focused on this type of care. He says he decided to come to MHP to join Dr. Riggs because they shared a desire to advance surgical care in this region. As a prior farmer from nearby Hedrick, Dr. Breon especially enjoys the patients he serves and the wide variety of surgical services he is able to provide. Patients often comment on his welcoming and compassionate nature and his ability to treat each person holistically; being mindful of their spiritual, physical and emotional health. Dr. Breon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is also an active member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He and his family enjoy being active members of the Oskaloosa community.

Surgical Services at Mahaska Health Partnership