Summer is a time for backyard barbecues, trips to the lake and spending time outside with friends and family, but unfortunately it’s also a time when heartburn is most prevalent. According to a recent survey of individuals with frequent heartburn, summer is the worst season for their condition. Nearly half of the survey respondents said […]
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.
Thyroiditis is a medical condition that describes inflammation of the thyroid gland. A variety of conditions and factors can contribute to this inflammation, so it’s important to get to the bottom of your condition so the right treatment plan can be put in place. Below, we take a closer look at the causes, symptoms and […]
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 […]