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About Wausau Surgery Center

Our Philosophy

Caring, Convenient, Cost-effective, State-of-the-Art.
You will find the Wausau Surgery Center is this and more.

• The Wausau Surgery Center was created for the convenience of the patient for quick in and out service. No long waits. The experienced staff at Wausau Surgery Center provides reassurance, personal attention, and top quality care to all patients and families!

• The benefits of an ambulatory surgery center are a reduced cost per case which is beneficial to the insurance companies who will contract with the facility and for self pay patients.

• The design and goals of the facility compliment the physicians’s schedule. This is where the staff makes a difference to aid the facility in being successful.  We accomplish this by starting and completing cases on time, having a quick turn over time between cases (ideally ten minutes) and our state of the art equipment. 

Quality, Safety, Commitment and Satisfaction are our goals!

Our Mission

To be the team that is known for friendly, efficient, compassionate service.

Our Values

Clinical Quality
We are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes.
We do what is right, no matter how difficult, without exception. We say what we mean, and we do what we say.
Service Excellence
We seek to exceed the expectations of patients, physicians and each other in everything we do.
We work together, helping and supporting one another to make our center successful.
We take complete, personal responsibility for our actions and commitments.
Continuous Improvement
We seek to relentlessly improve our performance in every area – clinical, operational, and financial – constantly pushing ourselves to new heights.

Our Location

2809 Westhill Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-842-4490
Fax: 715-842-4645


Serving Wausau and the Central Wisconsin area since January 1994, the Wausau Surgery Center was the first freestanding center of it’s kind in the community.

As a multi specialty surgery center, we have four operating rooms and a procedure room.


  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry


The Wausau Surgery Center management team is committed to providing the highest quality care and timely communication to our patients, physician specialists and their staff. We greatly value our patients and their families confidence in entrusting us with their safety, comfort and convenience while we provide optimal clinical care.

Our physicians operating in an advanced technological surgical environment enjoy a partnership that provides an efficient extension to their office practices that is a cost effective and time saving alternative in today’s healthcare environment.

We pledge our commitment to provide training, education and advancements of surgical practices to our staff, physicians and all those in our work environment.

Our Administrative Team:


Carmel J. Galster, Rn. BSN

Medical Director

Dr. James Sutherland, M.D.

Clinical Managers

Debra Passineau, RN, CNOR

Business Office Manager

Karen Balz

Community Outreach

Wausau Surgery Center is committed to providing community services to the residents of Wausau.  Staying in touch and involved with the community we serve is an important part of what we do . From time to time we will publish information about our efforts. If you have a community outreach project you feel would benefit from our teams involvement, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.