General Surgery Clinic
Mercy Medical Center is pleased to provide the community with the services of a newly established, Cedar Rapids-based Mercy General Surgery Clinic. The Clinic is a collaborative initiative between Mercy and UI Health Care, and comprised of University of Iowa surgical faculty members.
Mercy’s General Surgery Clinic provides general, acute care and trauma surgical services, which include:
- Breast biopsy/surgery
- Gallbladder surgery
- Hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic)
- Colon and rectal surgery (open and minimally invasive)
- General laparoscopic surgery
- Vascular access surgery
- Hemorrhoid surgery
- Surgery of the skin and soft tissues
- Varicose vein surgery
Meet Our Surgeons
Nora Royer, MD
Board Certified General Surgeon
Dr. Royer obtained her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She then went on to complete her surgical residency at the University of Iowa. Since the completion of her residency, Dr. Royer has been caring for patients as a general and trauma surgeon in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to her direct patient care duties, Dr. Royer maintained an academic appointment through the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Dr. Royer is the busy mother of three children ages 7, 3 and 4 months, and enjoys outdoor activities with her kids, traveling, cooking and baking, as well as knitting and exploring the local walking and biking trails.
Following completion of medical school, Dr. Wallace continued her internship and residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. She then completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Connecticut, Hartford Hospital and then continued on for a second Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Wallace has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and, since 2011, has also participated in delivering care at Mercy as a trauma surgeon.
Dr. Wallace is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active participant in the Society of Critical Care Medicine.