(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center has announced the recent hire of a general surgeon. Dr. Panna Codner received her medical degree and completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also completed her fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at the University of California. Dr. Codner says she is excited to bring her experience to Watertown and continue the hospitals tradition of providing quality and safe care. She says being five-star rated by CMS and receiving an “A” safety grade form the Leapfrog group makes Watertown Regional Medical Center an intriguing place to practice. Dr. Conder was providing critical surgical care for patients in Milwaukee, most recently. Surgical services performed by general surgeons at WRMC include hernia repair, gallbladder disease, cancer management, appendectomy, hemorrhoids, and wound care. They also provide digestive health solutions including GERD treatment, endoscopies, colonoscopies, diverticulitis surgical treatment, and management for intestinal diseases including Chron’s disease.