Many people assume the term “General Surgery” refers to surgery in a general sense. This is not the case. General surgery is actually a specific specialty that deals with the organs within the abdominal cavity such as the stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine and colon as well as structures elsewhere in the body such as thyroid, breast or soft tissue surgery. A general surgeon focuses on particular surgical procedures in the same way that a spine surgeon focuses on spinal procedures, or a foot surgeon focuses on foot surgery.
Woodbury General Surgery Procedures
Here are some of the general surgery procedures Dr. Koeplin performs (click on the links to read more about each surgery):
- Hernia Surgery
- Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery
- Abdominal Surgery
- Antireflux Surgery (GERD)
- Soft Tissue and Skin Surgery
- Breast Surgery
Dr. Koeplin performs both traditional (open) and laparoscopic procedures. He specializes in advanced laparoscopic surgeries using tiny incisions, which lead to quicker recovery, less scarring, less pain and additional benefits to the patient. Whatever your situation, Dr. Koeplin has the experience and knowledge to provide the care you deserve.
Twin Cities General Surgeon
If you need a general surgery procedure such as hernia or gallbladder surgery, contact Dr. Koeplin today. He has decades of experience performing these procedures in the state of Minnesota and a proven success rate. Request an appointment with Dr. Koeplin today by filling out our contact form on this site, or by calling 651.224.1347.