A hernia occurs when part of an organ pushes through an opening in the tissue or muscle that holds it in place. A common type of hernia occurs when part of your intestines breaks through a weakened spot in your abdominal wall, but they can also occur in your upper thigh, groin and belly button […]
Meet Dr. Koeplin
Dr. Michael Koeplin is a Minnesota general surgeon treating patients throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. He specializes in hernia surgery, gallbladder removal, and other laparoscopic procedures. He has been practicing general surgery at Minnesota Surgical Associates, P.A. since 1994, and has performed over 15000 surgical procedures.
For the next few months, the weather is only going to get nicer and that means more time spent outside with fewer layers on. The sun can feel great on our skin, but too much time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. Keeping your family safe from potentially damaging […]
Appendicitis is one of the most common health issues that requires surgical intervention. In fact, doctors perform about 750,000 surgeries on the appendix every year, so you probably know at least one person who has had their appendix removed or operated on. Below, we take a closer look at how the organ is removed using […]