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January 29, 2021 | By Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS

Dr. Kemp outlines steps to take before undergoing surgery for individuals 65 and older. Read her article on the GeriAcademy website here: GETTING OPTIMIZED FOR SURGERY: PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE

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January 29, 2021 | By Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS

Dr. Kemp sets forth decisions to make before considering surgery for individuals 65 and older. Read her article on the GeriAcademy website here: A SURGICAL ROAD TRIP  

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Jonathan C. Gipson, MD

Can Surgical Procedures “Cure” Pancreatic Cancer?

May 4, 2020 | By Jonathan Gipson, MD, FACS

Many of us have followed the medical journey of Alex Trebek since he announced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The pancreas is a very important organ that sits in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach. It releases enzymes that help…

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What to Consider Before Choosing a Surgeon

April 27, 2020 | By Munyaradzi Chimukangara, MD

If you are facing surgery – either elective or required – choosing the right surgeon for your needs is an important decision. Here are some criteria you might want to consider. Is your surgeon qualified to perform your particular surgery?…

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Kamrun Jenabzadeh, MD

What is Diastasis Recti and How is it Treated?

April 15, 2020 | By Kamrun Jenabzadeh, MD, FACS

Diastasis recti, also called rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD), is a separation of abdominal muscles sometimes caused by pregnancy, obesity, prior abdominal surgery, or connective tissue disorder. It is defined as more than a 2-cm separation of the abdominal muscles, those…

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Not All Breast Disease is Cancer

October 15, 2019 | By Sarah Lippert, MD, FACS

When individuals think about breast disease, most of the time they think about breast cancer, but not all breast disease is cancer. And not all breast disease involves women. Let’s take a look at some of the more common forms…

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Kourtney L. Kemp, MD

Are You Concerned About Using Zantac?

October 1, 2019 | By Kourtney Kemp, MD, FACS

Recent news reports have focused on the potential carcinogenic properties of components within Zantac and its generic versions. In fact, some pharmacies have pulled these products from their shelves, although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not officially recalled…

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Are You at High Risk for Breast Cancer?

September 16, 2019 | By Adrianne Bowen, MD, MBA, FACS

Certain individuals are at a higher risk for development of breast cancer than others. How do you know if you are one of them? And what can you do to lower your risk? There are certain lifestyle modifications that increase…

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Gregory J. Vitas, MD

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Melanoma?

August 12, 2019 | By Gregory Vitas, MD, FACS

Summer is a great time to get outdoors and soak up that sunshine, but make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. This will protect you against both UVA and UVB…

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Specialists in General Surgery Now Seeing Patients in Plymouth and Minnetonka

July 29, 2019

Physicians with Specialists in General Surgery (SGS), based in Maple Grove, Minn., are now seeing patients in Plymouth and Minnetonka. In Plymouth, the SGS office will be within the Northwest Family Clinics, 1495 County Road 101 North. In Minnetonka, patients…

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