Surgeons & Staff

Specialists in General Surgery prides itself on providing remarkable care to its patients. All of our surgeons are certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Surgeons

Adrianne L. Bowen, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast cancer
  • High-risk breast disease
  • Robotic procedures
  • Endoscopy
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SPECIAL MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Robotic assisted surgery
  • Reflux disease
  • Paraesophageal/hiatal hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Weight loss (bariatric) surgery
  • GI surgery
  • Complex abdominal wall hernias
  • Groin hernias
  • Upper endoscopy
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SPECIAL MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repairs
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic-assisted surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Weight loss surgery
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J. Kevin Croston, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Hernia repairs, including complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
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Jonathan C. Gipson, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Pancreas and foregut (esophagus and stomach) cancer surgery
  • Complex laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and hiatal hernia
  • Emergency surgical procedures
  • Surgical management of trauma
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Kamrun Jenabzadeh, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Robotic assisted surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopy
  • Reflux disease
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign and malignant gastrointestinal pathology
  • Colorectal oncology
  • Complex hernias
  • Groin hernias
  • Complex ventral and hiatal hernias
  • Endocrine, such as adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid diseases
  • Diastasis recti
  • Colonic endometriosis
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Kourtney L. Kemp, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Esophageal disease and diagnostics
  • Heartburn/reflux
  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgeries
  • Hernia surgery
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Colon/bowel/gallbladder disease
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Steven J. Kern, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Surgery for Esophageal Reflux
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Matthew K. Kissner, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for hernia repair
  • Complex repair of ventral/incisional hernia
  • Robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Colon surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy
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Sarah J. Lippert, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Advanced esophageal procedures
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Corey J. Stennes, MD

Special Medical Interests:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Repair of complex hernias
  • Hiatal hernia and reflux surgery
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
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rachel tay, MD

SPECIAL MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Breast Cancer, breast disease
  • Colon resections
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hernias
  • Nissen fundoplications
  • Thyroid conditions
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Gregory J. Vitas, MD

SPECIAL MEDICAL INTERESTS:

  • Emergency and acute care surgery
  • Gastric and intestinal disorders
  • Laparoscopic biliary tract surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Robotic, laparoscopic, and open management of ventral abdominal wall and inguinal hernias
  • Colon surgery
  • Colonoscopy
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Advanced Practice Professionals

Elizabeth Becker
  • North Memorial Medical Office Building – Maple Grove
  • Oakdale Medical Building

Special Medical Interests:

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Special medical interests:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Intestinal surgery
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Rachel Miller

Special Medical Interests:

  • Metabolic/bariatric surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Advance care planning
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Special Medical Interests:

  • Colon resections
  • Emergency surgical procedures
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia repairs
  • Minimally invasive surgery
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Alissa Ventura

Special Medical Interests:

  • Intestinal surgery and enhanced recovery
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Medical Assistants

Clarice

Clarice supports Dr. Lippert and Dr. Stennes

Elisabeth

Elisabeth supports Dr. Kern,  and Dr. Gipson.

Rose

Rose supports Elizabeth Becker, AGNP-C

Shelly

Shelly supports Dr. Bowen, Dr. Chupp and Dr. Tay.

Tina

Tina supports Dr. Kissner and Dr. Kemp. 

Triage Nurses

Kelly Evenson, RN

Jenny Pomerleau, RN

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