You gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located in the upper right corner of your abdomen that helps with the digestive process by releasing bile to help break down foods. And while it certainly helps with the digestive process, the gallbladder is far from an essential organ, and it can be removed if problems develop. But […]
Meet Dr. Koeplin
Dr. Michael Koeplin is a general surgeon treating patients throughout the Twin Cities Metro area and Western Wisconsin. He specializes in hernia surgery, gallbladder removal, spinal access surgery, 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.
Like almost all medical conditions, early detection helps to yield better treatment results, and thyroid nodules or lumps are no different. Since these growths can be cancerous, conducting regular thyroid checks and talking to a specialist soon after detecting a growth is imperative. To assist with this process, we’re going to share how you can […]
When you hear the term “skin cancer,” you probably picture the condition as a result of being overexposed to the hot summer sun. While that’s certainly the case for many individuals, the cold winter months can be just as dangerous for our skin. Obviously if you’re out in the cold we’ll have more layers on […]