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General surgery

Exceptional surgical services, shorter recovery time at Olivia Hospital & Clinic

At Olivia Hospital & Clinic, our board-certified general surgeons are experts in performing a wide range of surgeries from the common to the complex. We are one of the only facilities in west central Minnesota to offer advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures, including endoscopic surgeries and laparoscopic procedures that require only small incisions. We’ll recommend the most minimally invasive procedure so you can heal faster and return home sooner.

No matter what your condition is, you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands with the experienced team at Olivia Hospital & Clinic. We’re here to answer all your questions and give you compassionate care and support every step of the way.

Our team

From general to specialized surgery, our surgical team of board-certified general surgeons, specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurses and surgical staff will take excellent care of you. The size of our team and expertise of our staff ensures that the care you need is always available close to home.

Common surgeries we perform

We perform a variety of surgeries, both required and elective. Some of the surgeries we commonly provide include:

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Appendectomies
  • Biliary pancreatic surgery
  • Biopsy surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery – adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid
  • Esophageal and gastric surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Ostomies
  • Skin and soft tissue surgery

Same-day surgery

At our Same-Day Surgery Center, we perform a wide range of minimally invasive outpatient surgeries, which shortens the recovery time needed and allows you to return home sooner.

Our same-day surgery program specializes in:

  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • Urology

What you can expect

Before you have any kind of surgery, you’ll have a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to choose the best type of surgery for your condition. We’ll also talk about the anesthesia options that will be best for you during your procedure.

We’re here to answer all your questions about what to expect before, during and after the procedure – from preparing for surgery to understanding costs. Then, we’ll pick a date for your surgery and help you get it scheduled.

"We were so impressed with the care we received when my 5-year-old had surgery. She started out nervous, but the staff did an excellent job making her comfortable and calm. They were also great at explaining the procedure beforehand and giving status updates for my wife and me. I can't speak highly enough of the recovery staff, too – they were so loving and got her everything she needed. I could rave even more. Thank you so much."