Patient Resources

SGS answers your FAQs


We know you may have questions about Specialists in General Surgery. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions. If you have others, please call us at 763.780.6699.
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SGS Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

We are grateful for our patients who have taken time to tell us of their good experiences with Specialists in General Surgery. Read some of their comments here.
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Learn about SGS Language Options

Language Options

To request an interpreter, please call our main number at 763.780.6699, and we will do our best to schedule an interpreter for you.

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Free Resources

IDEAL PROTEIN WEIGHT LOSS METHOD. Learn more about the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method that combines weight loss with a healthier lifestyle. Free information classes are open to anyone. For more information, or to sign up, please call 763-780-6699 or e-mail us at Ideal Protein is a comprehensive weight loss method — not just a product. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a tendency to regain weight after dieting because people are often required to change their lifestyle habits to maintain a stable weight. For this reason, Ideal Protein strongly focuses on education and understanding. It helps you learn to how to eat “smarter” or risk regaining the weight you lost. To see the list of class dates and times, please check the class schedule.
Class Calendar.

Patients younger than 64 who are interested in bariatric surgery can register for these classes by calling 763.780.6699 or e-mailing us at To see the list of class dates and times, please check the class schedule.
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Bariatric Health History Form

Billing and Insurance

We want your experience with us to be easy and convenient, right down to the billing and insurance. Our patient account representatives can help you with specific questions about your bill or your account. Please call them at 763.746.5487.


We offer several payment options for your convenience:

  • Online payment, using a secure site to protect your privacy
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Check
  • Money Order Insurance

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We accept all major health plans, including:

  • Aetna
  • Auto Insurance
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Plus
  • Cigna
  • First Health Network
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance Programs
  • Medicare Part B Programs
  • Great West Life
  • Patient Choice
  • Preferred One
  • SelectCare/LaborCare
  • UCare
  • United Health Care
  • Worker's Compensation