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General surgery

Sometimes a disease, injury or birth defect requires surgery. General surgeons are there for you before, during and after the procedure to help you understand what will happen and to recover.

Some common procedures include:

  • appendectomy
  • colon surgery
  • gallbladder surgery
  • tonsils and adenoids
  • hernia repair (esophageal, umbilical, epigastric, diaphragmatic hiatal, inguinal, ventral, incisional and internal)
  • thyroid/endocrine

Some of the more complex surgeries include:

  • cancer (breast, esophagus, gastric, small bowel, appendix, pancreas, colorectal, soft tissue, endocrine and lymphoma)
  • melanoma
  • gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), heartburn, acid reflux

Many surgical procedures today are minimally invasive. This means smaller incisions, less blood loss and faster recovery times. Examples of minimally invasive surgery are:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laser surgery

Your surgeon will work with you to determine the best option for you.

Whether the surgery you need is routine or very specialized, you can trust us to get you moving forward again.

robotic arms of a robotic surgery system

Robotic surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery has changed the way surgeons work and the way patients recover.

Surgeon performing laser surgery

Laser surgery

Laser surgery uses focused light beams instead of scalpels to treat certain conditions.

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Before any procedure, you will meet with your surgeon for an evaluation. During the evaluation, you surgeon will determine if surgery is needed and what procedure is appropriate. Your surgery will be scheduled for a later date.

Some minor procedures, like cyst removal or wound care, may be appropriate in the clinic setting. Your doctor will decide this during evaluation.

What you can expect

Following your surgical consultation, you will be given instructions on how to prepare for your surgery and what to do following your surgery. Allina Health offers an online manual for you to learn more about what you need to know before your surgery.

A print copy of this manual is also available for you to download.

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Allina Health Everyday Clinic

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Alert bell nearest emergency room.

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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.