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General Surgery

Advanced surgical techniques for children and adults

Our experienced general surgeons and physician assistants can perform inpatient and outpatient procedures on an elective, urgent or emergency basis. A referral is not required.

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What does a general surgeon do?
Cardiothoracic surgeons deal with the heart and lungs. Neurosurgeons work with the brain and nervous system. Orthopedic surgeons treat bones and joints. General surgeons operate on most everything else in the body. Find the surgeon you need at St. Luke’s.

When would I need a general surgeon?
If you have an issue or concern with any of the following, you may need a general surgeon:

Do I have to come to Duluth for a surgical consult?
We offer surgical consults at these locations.

What is a minimally invasive surgery?
Many of the surgeries our general surgeons perform are advanced laparoscopic surgeries, also known as minimally invasive surgeries. They involve small incisions and reduce the risk of infections. Minimally invasive surgeries put less strain on the body and allow patients to recover faster.

What is a robotic assisted surgery?
Our general surgeons also use the da Vinci ® Surgical System for robotic assisted surgery, which takes minimally invasive surgery to the next level. Your surgeon will talk with you about what surgical options are best for you.

St. Luke’s does not require a referral for this service. To see if your insurance company requires one, call the number on your card.

Surgical consults are available at these locations.

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