When you have a same-day or inpatient surgery at Burnett Medical Center, you have the advantage of being cared for by experienced, specially trained surgical staff, and the convenience of recovering close to your home and loved ones.

Our surgical team is composed of experienced surgeons, including specialists from Duluth and the Twin Cities Area, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Registered Nurses, and Surgical Technicians. Additionally, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other Surgical Assistants are utilized if needed. They are focused on providing a safe, comfortable surgical experience, leading to a swift recovery.

Our surgical specialists perform a number of different procedures, including, but not limited to:

Ear, Nose, & Throat surgery - procedures including ear tube placement, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, sinus surgery, and septoplasty.
Gastroenterology procedures - such as EGD and colonoscopy.
General surgery - procedures including laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy, appendectomy, lipoma and mass removal, hernia repair, and hemorrhoidectomy.
Gynecological surgery - procedures including hysterectomy, supracervical, laparoscopic assisted techniques, dilatation and curettage, tubal ligation, and endometrial ablation.
Ophthalmologic surgery - procedures involving the eye such as cataract removal.
Orthopedic surgery - procedures involving bones and joints such as total knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, carpal tunnel release, and ulnar nerve transposition.
Urological procedures - such as bladder tumor removal, transurethral resection of the prostate, and cystoscopy.

I'm scared about Anesthesia - It is very natural to be nervous about anesthesia and surgery. Maybe it is even your first surgery or your first C-section, but it isn't ours, so rely on us to take good care of you. We will strive to make this your best experience. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist will be with you the entire time during surgery monitoring your every heart beat, every breath, and every step; we will be watching and adjusting your anesthesia to your individual needs. Our main goal is to ensure your safety and comfort. For your peace of mind, our CRNA's follow the established guidelines published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).