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Avoid Skin Cancer This Summer

July 7, 2022 | By Mallory Yelenich-Huss, MD, FACS

Summer is here, and in Minnesota that means lake time, outdoor activities, and lots of sunshine. However, all of those fun activities can cause damage to our skin. Long-term accumulation of this damage can result in a variety of harm,…

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A Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Story

May 11, 2022 | By Adrianne Bowen, M.D., FACS

On this Mother’s Day weekend, I’d like to share a story about my mother and how her breast cancer has made me a better surgeon. My mom was diagnosed with an early-stage breast cancer just over three years ago. At…

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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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