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When you need surgery, count on our Appalachian-native team to understand your needs, offer proven procedures and help you recover strong. From pre-op to follow-up care, we’ll guide you at every step, so you can get back to feeling better.

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Expertise in Surgery for Your Peace of Mind

At every age and stage of life, we're here to support your whole-person health. And sometimes, surgery is a necessary step on the path to better health. Whether your procedure is planned or unexpected, our Manchester team is ready to care for you.

We offer general surgery care in many different specialties for pediatric and adult patients. From gastrointestinal and ear, nose and throat (ENT) concerns to orthopedic, urology, podiatry and even skin concerns, you can count on us to deliver the surgical care you need.

With proven surgical techniques that put your comfort and safety first, we’ll help you return to the life you love as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Surgical Excellence From Local Experts Who Care

When you or a family member need surgery, rest assured that trusted expertise is close to home. At AdventHealth Manchester, you’ll be in the experienced hands of Appalachia-native Dr. Gregory Wilkens, who offers a breadth of surgical services with your whole health in mind.

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Specializing in a Variety of 
Proven Surgical Procedures

From the routine to the complex, we offer a spectrum of surgical procedures to meet your needs or those of a loved one. Our team performs many types of specific surgeries, including for:

  • Appendix and gallbladder: laparoscopic appendectomy and cholecystectomy 
  • Bowels: bowel resection 
  • Cancer: reconstructive surgery for facial skin cancer 
  • Colon: colonoscopy with biopsy/polypectomy
  • Ear, nose and throat: tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 
  • Gastrointestinal: Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
  • Hernias: laparoscopic and open hernia repairs 
  • Thyroid: parathyroidectomy and thyroidectomy

We’ll work with you to understand your condition and recommend a care plan that may include a laparoscopic, endoscopic or minimally invasive procedure, or a more conventional approach.

Pre-Surgery Resources

Get familiar with our general surgery program and the conditions we treat with this free downloadable General Surgery Guidebook.

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You don’t have to go far for high-quality care. Find the surgeons and services you need at AdventHealth Manchester, where our local team serves the Clay County community with wholehearted care.

AdventHealth Manchester
Formerly known as Manchester Memorial Hospital

210 Marie Langdon Drive
Manchester, KY 40962

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AdventHealth Manchester

210 Marie Langdon Drive
Manchester, KY 40962

AdventHealth Manchester is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) — now the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) — the nation’s original independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This accreditation confirms that we uphold the highest standards of care as determined by an independent and external evaluation process. To learn more about this accreditation, please visit the ACHC website.

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Meet Your Manchester Surgical Team

At AdventHealth Manchester, Dr. Wilkens and nurse practitioner Shonda Tucker will provide you and your family with comprehensive surgical services and the heartfelt care you expect from a Clay County team.

Gregory Wilkens, MD
General Surgeon

Dr. Gregory Wilkens is an experienced general surgeon who brings a wealth of expertise to our team at AdventHealth Manchester. From common general surgery needs to complex and reconstructive surgeries, he performs many different procedures in various specialties for patients of all ages.

Born and raised in rural Appalachia, Dr. Gregory Wilkens is deeply familiar with our community and has provided exceptional, Christ-centered care here for over 20 years. With Dr. Wilkens on our team, you and your family have access to specialized surgical care close to home in Manchester.

Shonda Tucker, NP, S
Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

With years of experience caring for both pediatric and adult patients, Shonda Tucker is a compassionate and caring family medicine nurse practitioner. As part of our surgical care team at AdventHealth Manchester, Shonda is dedicated to guiding patients at every step, with video visits available to make care convenient.

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