Your gallbladder acts as a storage sac for bile, a product that helps to break down and digest food. If gallstones or other problems develop and prevent the organ from releasing bile as needed, it can lead to pain or an infection. Instead of trying to clear the blockages, it’s often easier to just remove […]
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.
When a person has surgery to correct a problem, they hope that operation fully takes care of the problem. This is especially true for patients who undergo hernia surgery, because surgery does fully correct the problem in the majority of cases. However, for a small group of patients, they end up back in the doctor’s […]
An adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands that sit atop a person’s kidneys. These glands help produce various hormones that regulate bodily functions like your blood pressure and metabolism, but if damage occurs or tumors develop on these glands, an adrenalectomy may need to […]