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General Surgery

We are a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery, reflecting our commitment to safe, effective, and high-quality care.

Preparing for Surgery

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Surgical Advantage

Talent, technology & trust

From minimally invasive procedures to complex operations involving multiple surgical specialties, surgery at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center offers numerous advantages. These include an expert, award-winning surgical team, the use of the latest technology and treatments, a wide range of services, and efficient scheduling for complex care.

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Surgical Excellence

CRMC’s fellowship-trained surgeons have decades of combined experience, representing a variety of specialties and expertise. Our team provides comprehensive, quality care to the highest standards. Prior to surgery, we ensure you are fully prepared by scheduling appointments for tests, providing preoperative information, and addressing any questions you may have. Minimally invasive techniques, using laparoscopic instrumentation, are employed when applicable.


Frequently Asked Quesions

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What is General Surgery?

General surgery is a specialized field of medicine focused on addressing both short-term and long-lasting health issues. Procedures may involve removing abnormal tissue, like tumors, or restoring functionality to organs and bones. At CRMC, our general surgeons are highly skilled and experienced, offering comprehensive care that spans from preoperative assessments to postoperative recovery. They’re also equipped to handle urgent scenarios where swift action is crucial for a patient’s survival.

Types of General Surgery

General surgery has several subspecialties, including:

  • Acute care surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical oncology

Common Conditions Treated with General Surgery

General surgery is a versatile field that addresses a broad spectrum of medical conditions, ranging from sudden injuries to severe illnesses to long-standing health issues. Many of the typical conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cysts, lipomas and other benign growths and tumors
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Trauma
  • Vascular disease
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