Orthopedic Surgery in Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (Iowa City ASC) is leading the way in orthopedic surgery. We understand that orthopedic surgery can be a stressful, inconvenient experience for anyone. Our surgeons focus on restoring patients and facilitating the recovery process.

Outpatient orthopedic surgery at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center offers a cost-effective alternative for patients, without sacrificing the quality of care. Outpatient orthopedic surgery at Iowa City ASC is designed to repair your injury efficiently and get patients back to the comfort of their own home for recovery.

At Iowa City ASC, our providers are demonstrated leaders, who are committed to providing our patients with the latest surgical practices.  Almost 1800 orthopedic procedures are performed at Iowa City ASC each year.  These are a few of the most common orthopedic procedures performed at Iowa City ASC:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Trigger Finger
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Bunion Correction
  • MTP Fusion
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Repair

Darin Zapf came to Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center to have an Achilles tendon repaired after he experienced an injury while skiing with his son. Click here to read Darin’s story and why he chose Iowa City ASC.

Iowa City ASC Now Performing Partial Knee Replacements

We are now performing partial knee replacements using a unicompartmental knee system. This is a potential alternative to total knee replacement for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that is generally limited to a single compartment of the knee. It is designed to replace only the damaged portion of the knee, thereby allowing the surgeon to preserve the joint’s healthy bone and cartilage and spare the cruciate ligaments that help provide knee stability.

  • Potential Benefits of Partial Knee Replacement at Iowa City ASC:
  • Less Pain
  • More Normal Feeling Knee
  • Smaller Incisions
  • Quicker Rehabilitation and Return to Activity
  • No Hospital Stay Required
  • Implant Allows for up to 155 Degrees of Flexion

The unicomparmental knee system or partial knee implant is designed to offer benefits to patients who have a moderately active lifestyle and are within normal weight ranges.


  • Cost savings for you and your insurance company
  • Patient-centered care tailored to your needs
  • Award winning, quality care
  • Easy to schedule your procedure
  • Less exposure to patients with other types of infection or serious illness


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  • At 9 months old, Logan began having chronic ear problems. He went from his energetic self to chronic pain. By three years old Logan was a new kid. His surgeries at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center had restored his energy and relieved his pain. Logan’s mom said he had a very positive outcome and she noted how compassionate and caring the Iowa City ASC staff was.

    Logan - ENT Patient
  • Dave Scholz has been a mountain bike addict and adventure seeker for over 20 years. At the age of 40 he suffered a rotator cuff injury after a ski accident then went on to re-injure his shoulder. After his last surgery he came to Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. He loved the convenience of Iowa City ASC, his ability to easily schedule, and the follow up of the Iowa City ASC staff after the surgery.

    Dave - Orthopedic Patient
  • The care I experienced at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center was excellent. Everyone was friendly, nice and made my experience convenient…I would suggest to others that they consider Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center for their operation. It’s all around a better experience whether it’s cataract surgery or any other procedure you can have.

    Dr. Don Merryman - Cataract Patient
  • My overall experience was great! If I ever have any back issues again, I would no doubt feel comfortable going back to Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. The pain I experienced the morning before my surgery was gone after my surgery when I woke up and went to post-op. I couldn’t believe that in a few short hours I could feel like myself again. Everyone at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center was very kind, knew what they were doing and I could tell they enjoyed working there. In my eyes, the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center is top notch.

    Courtney Mauer - Spine Patient


ACL tears and labrum tears are two common orthopedic injuries experienced by sport lovers. Dr. Langland, an arthroscopy orthopedic surgeon at Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center, discusses these injuries and what to expect if you are injured.

Learn more about:

  • Two common injuries – ACL and labrum tears
  • Tips to avoid injury
  • Healing time after an injury
Avoid ACL and Shoulder Injury Resource
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Tips to Avoid an
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