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General Surgery - CentraCare Clinic River Campus, St. Cloud

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The Surgery Department of CentraCare Clinic offers expert surgical services in the fields of general, advanced laparoscopic, vascular, thoracic, oncology and trauma surgery. This includes minor procedures, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery and the most complex of cases. Some of the services provided and conditions treated include the following:

General surgery

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Breast diseases
    • Biopsy of breast lesions
    • Sentinel node excision
    • Lumpectomy
    • Mastectomy
  • All types of hernias
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Stomach and small bowel surgery
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Pediatric hernias
  • Endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy
  • Hemorroid, anal fistula, anal fissure surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Excision of skin cancers, moles, cysts, fatty tumors
  • Fulguration of warts, skin tags
  • Removal of foreign bodies (example: splinters)

Advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (for gastric reflux disease)
  • Laparoscopic colon surgery
  • Laparoscopic spleen removal
  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy (for achalasia)
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy

Vascular (blood vessel) surgery

  • Carotid artery surgery for blockages
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Minimally invasive endoluminal grafting
    • Traditional open repair
  • Leg bypass surgery for claudication or limb salvage
  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Leg ulcers
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Dialysis access

Thoracic (chest) surgery

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Pneumothorax treatment (for collapsed lung)
  • Removal of lung lesions
  • Thoracoscopy (minimally invasive) for lung biopsy, removal of lesions, emphysema, pneumothorax

Surgical oncology

Our surgeons perform surgery for several cancers, including thyroid and adrenal glands, breast, lung, gastric, pancreatic, colorectal, esophagus and melanoma

Trauma surgery

Our surgeons are the only surgeons providing trauma and critical care services at St. Cloud Hospital.