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Robotic hernia repair supports rapid recovery

08.09.2022    Comments Off on Robotic hernia repair supports rapid recovery

Dave Lahr did online research to find the best robotic-assisted hernia surgery option. Residing in St. Augusta near St. Cloud, he searched close to home first, but ended up choosing the Hernia Specialists of Minnesota at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., a 2-hour drive away. “I wanted to find a surgeon who would do […]

General surgeons to retire, leave legacy

08.05.2022    Comments Off on General surgeons to retire, leave legacy

After nearly four decades of service, both Drs. Paul Severson and Howard McCollister will retire from clinical practice as program directors, at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, in July. “The stellar surgery legacy these two surgeons are leaving is tremendous,” said Riverwood CEO Ken Westman. “Their contribution to the development of surgical capacity and advanced […]

Delta-8 products pose serious health risks

08.02.2022    Comments Off on Delta-8 products pose serious health risks

By Kelsey Guthmiller, Trauma Program Coordinator for Riverwood Healthcare Center The Minnesota Legislature recently approved the sale of delta-8 products in Minnesota, effective July 1, 2022. Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one […]

Riverwood welcomes new urologist

07.28.2022    Comments Off on Riverwood welcomes new urologist

  Urologist Matthew Watson, D.O., will join the medical staff of Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin in August. Dr. Watson will provide state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis, treatment and management of both male and female urinary tract conditions and reproductive issues. Care will include screening, diagnostic evaluation, the full spectrum of clinical urology, in-clinic procedures […]

Riverwood announces Orthopaedic Fellow

07.27.2022    Comments Off on Riverwood announces Orthopaedic Fellow

Matthew Musto, D.O., will begin his post graduate advanced orthopaedic surgical training at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics located at Riverwood Healthcare Center on August 1. He comes to MCO from University Hospitals Regional Medical Centers in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon the past five years. Dr. Musto is the first […]

New family physician returns home to begin practice

07.20.2022    Comments Off on New family physician returns home to begin practice

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes will begin his practice in Aitkin in mid-August. He will offer the full spectrum of family medicine, including obstetric care and delivery, and do on-call rotations for inpatient care. Hughes earned his medical degree […]