State-of-the-Art Technology, Close to Home

Surgery is a major decision and living in a rural community should never exclude you from having the most advanced medical treatment possible. At Door County Medical Center, we proudly feature state-of-the-art technology, including robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures that reduce recovery time so you can get back to enjoying your life.

Our expert surgeons and clinical staff are committed to bringing the very best technology to our community, but we never lose sight of the human connection that makes our hospital special. Our full-time anesthesiologists work directly with patients, unlike at larger hospitals where nurse anesthetists often provide anesthesia care. Our entire medical team is dedicated to supporting patients with compassion and precision throughout the entire operative experience.


Our General Surgery Clinic features individual rooms for admitting and discharging patients, and a spacious and comfortable recovery room. Our highly trained surgeons perform a broad range of general and speciality surgical services - right here in Door County!


  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Endoscopy - Colonoscopy and EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • ENT (ear, nose and throat)
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment for chronic Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Urology
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vasectomy
DCMC Now Offers Robotic Assisted Surgery!!


General Surgeons

Our team of experienced, board-certified general surgeons provide comprehensive, private consultations at their offices located at Door County Medical Center - General Surgery Clinic.

Shaun J. Melarvie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified
American Board of General Surgery
Dr. Melarvie performs a wide range of general surgery, and has a special interest in helping patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) through surgical procedures.

Kurtis D. Scheer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified
American Board of General Surgery
Dr. Scheer performs a wide range of general surgery, and has a special interest in advanced hernia repairs.

Michael St. Jean, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified
American Board of General Surgery
Dr. St. Jean also performs a wide range of general surgery, and brings his expertise in Robotic Surgery to the community.




Common Surgical Terms

da Vinci Surgical System: An advanced, robotic computer that uses 3-D technologies to assist your surgeon with an operation.The robot’s mechanical wrists bend and rotate inside your body more effectively than a human wrist, resulting in a less invasive surgery. The 3D-HD vision system provides surgeons a highly magnified view, virtually extending their eyes and hands into the patient.

Endoscopy: A flexible tube with a light and camera attached which allows a doctor to view your digestive tract.

Laparoscopic Surgery: Sometimes referred to as “keyhole surgery”, this surgical procedure is performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions with the assistance of a camera.

Minimally Invasive Surgery: A surgical procedure which limits the size of an incision to less than 2 inches and therefore improves recovery time and a patient’s risk of infection.

Open Surgery: This is the traditional form of surgery where your doctor uses a scalpel to make a large incision to perform an operation. Some surgical procedures are better suited for this method and it is important to consult with one of our skilled surgeons to discuss which option is right for you.



Our state-of-the-art technology empowers Door County Medical Center staff to improve patient care by offering state of the art medical services, close to home. Ask your primary care physician for a referral, or contact us directly. 920.746.1060

Door County Medical Center - General Surgery Clinic
1843 Michigan Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI

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