General Surgery

If you or a family member has a condition that requires surgery, a 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.

Highly skilled in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, our local surgeons formed the Minnesota Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIMIS) 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 team of general surgeons includes Dr Tim LeMieurDr Howard McCollisterDr Shawn RobertsDr Paul Severson and Dr. Andrew Loveitt.

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

Our surgery staff provides pre-operative care and education, evaluation, anesthesia, and post-operative care to the highest level of standards.

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.

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

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