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 is 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.

We want you to know that we are following all safety protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Minnesota Department of Health. We are also taking 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.

Meet our General Surgeons

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

For more information on surgery services at Riverwood, call (218) 927-5522.

Frequently Asked Questions

Riverwood has plenty of room for surgical patients. We will resume elective surgeries at a reduced capacity, at approximately half of normal operating volume, and then gradually increase the number of procedures as the surgical team adjusts to new workflows and safety precautions.
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 and orthopaedic procedures. 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.

Riverwood Patient Success Stories

Kevin McArdle
“ Kevin McArdle of McGregor feels blessed to have high quality healthcare close to home at Riverwood Healthcare. He said that his recent robotic-assisted gallbladder surgery experience was wonderful—a painless and smooth process.”
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