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General Surgery

Your health is essential

If you or a family member has a condition that requires surgery, our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons at the Minnesota Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) at Riverwood Healthcare Center are here to guide and support you with individualized care, from initial exams through recovery and after care, with all the required and necessary safety measures in place. From gall bladder removal to hernia repair, our surgeons specialize in hundreds of procedures, including laparoscopic surgery, which uses small incisions for a faster recovery.

Surgical expertise includes:

Riverwood takes extra precautions so that you can safely receive the surgical care you need to avoid future complications, alleviate pain, regain mobility, and maintain your quality of life.

See bios for specialty surgeons for OB/GYN, orthopaedics and more.

For more information on the Minnesota Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery and surgery services at Riverwood, call (218) 927-5522.

Meet our General Surgeons

See bios for other specialty surgeons for OB/GYN, orthopaedics and more.

Andrew Loveitt, DO
Tim LeMieur, MD
Howard McCollister, MD
Shawn Roberts, MD
Paul Severson, MD
Thomas Hirsch, PA-C

Frequently Asked Questions

Highly skilled in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, the Minnesota Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) was formed in 2003. The Aitkin and Crosby hospitals feature state-of-the-art surgical and endoscopy suites. Our surgeons are leaders in the areas of laparoendoscopic, ophthalmic, gynecologic, orthopaedic, and Laparoscopic surgery. They bring a high level of surgical skill combined with personalized care that draws patients from a wide geographic area in Minnesota and nearby states.

Our surgery staff provides pre-operative care and education, evaluation, anesthesia, and post-operative care to the highest level of standards and safety. Procedures requiring anesthesia are provided by our team of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). Our CRNAs are advanced practice registered nurses with specialized graduate level education in anesthesiology. They safely provide anesthesia, which may include general, regional (nerve blocks) and sedation techniques.

Take a virtual tour of our Surgical Services department.